A couple of weekends ago I went around Somerset House to see the Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and The Advent of Punk exhibition. It was well worth it and I’d advise anyone to go, although it closes on the 24th. I saw super cool photos of Blondie, The Ramones, Richard Hell, Iggy Pop and many others that were involved in the NYC punk scene in the late 70’s. The photos were absolutely brilliant and so inspiring, not just because of the people in them but also makes me want to learn how to take good pictures!
Having a few days off between Christmas and New Year was a much needed break from work and the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends, go to the cinema and go out and explore the city during the day. This one day in particular, I went to the movies to see “Paddington”, which although it is a children’s film, it was very entertaining. It made me laugh and that’s exactly what I needed to do. We go the tickets and went for a walk around Islington, to kill time before the film and of course, do an outfit photo, as opportunities for these tend to be scarce these days.
Being a southern European and used to milder temperatures, one of the things I always struggle here in the UK is with layering clothes for warmth and comfort in the colder seasons.
I think that every Winter I get a little bit better, but I still need to practice. Nothing better than playing with Polyvore to exercise one’s styling muscles from the comfort of the home. I’ve done a little collage featuring a selection of ModCloth cardigans and sweaters I would gladly pile up on my back to keep me warm. ModCloth, please come to Europe, quick!
I was inspired by a pair of western style boots I bought for myself and built the outfit around that idea, as I really need to figure out what I could be wearing with those… I love experimenting with new things and cowboy boots certainly are out of my usual repertoire. As I am a fan of colour, I picked some nice jewel tones, that are played down a little by the black and white cardigan. I like to do a little pattern mixing every now and then, so the shirt, the cardigan and the texture of the turquoise tights work rather well with all the other pieces in solid colours. I also added a boho hat to finish off the outfit- with so many layers, you might feel a bit bulky so a hat will help balance those proportions. Tie it all up with a scarf and you’ve got your lovely outfit ready, perfect for a walk in the park.
What will you be wearing this Autumn?