“Dressing well is a form of good manners” – Tom Ford
Recently when I found this quote it instantly resonated with me. For me, I feel that whenever you want to make a good impression you should always dress how you would like to be perceived. Not to be superficial but to represent the best version of yourself. This of course goes hand in hand with personality and good manners. My opinion of people can instantly be changed for good or for worse when I get to know them a bit more or even after a brief conversation. Never judge a book by it’s cover they say. Trust Tom Ford to hit the nail on the head with his view on style.
Dressing well for me doesn’t necessarily mean wearing the most latest trends or expensive clothes, it means wearing good quality clothes that fit you well and that you feel comfortable in. This can be wearing the most simplest of outfits that you feel most comfortable in. There is no point dressing up to the nines in clothes that are super on trend if you don’t feel comfortable in. Of course I have been guilty over the years of suffering for fashion but now I try to keep it to a minimum. No more fashion faux pas for me, here’s hoping.
Recently I have been enjoying wearing my Vintage Camel Coat which I’ve had for a few winters now. This is a perfect example of a timeless item that will see me through for years to come. For jackets I always seem to prefer to go for Vintage as I feel that the quality is often better than what’s available on the high street and for a much better price. I bought this jacket on eBay which is often a bit of a gamble but luckily this one paid off for me. A tip for buying on eBay is to ask for the items measurements and check them against a similar item that you already own to get an idea if it will fit you or not. I think I paid arod £80 for this jacket which was an absolute steal considering it’s made from 85% Cashmere. It keeps me so warm yet doesn’t feel too heavy or bulky. I would really recommend investing in some cashmere pieces where your budget allows as its keep you so warm and cosy during the winter months.
I never tire of finding different ways to wear this coat and recently I have enjoyed wearing it more as an overcoat over a lightweight jacket. Doubling up on the jackets helps to keep you warm too. One winter style hack I can’t not be doing at the moment. Double denim can go bad so easily but here with this outfit it somehow works. I think the secret is to wear 2 denims of a similar wash and not contrast them too much as the stark contrast between 2 different denims can be a bit scary. Also by keeping the style of the items classic helps too as it doesn’t exactly scream “look at me” unlike some of the double denim looks many a celebrity wore in the 00’s.
How can I not mention these amazing shoes? As soon as I seen images of these from the Prada A/W Runway show I knew I would find it hard to resist them. I have a bit of a weakness for shoes in case you haven’t already noticed and in particular Prada shoes. I just find it very difficult to find credible high street interpretations of designer shows so often tend to prefer to buy the real deal from the designer rather than its cheaper and often less high street equivalent. Zara has some good alternatives to some popular designer shoes if you want to buy into a trend for a season at a lesser cost. To me these shoes are season-less as they are a classic color and style but with a little twist. Just what you would expect from Prada. I am planning to go in to much more detail about these shoes in a future blog post so will hold my thoughts on them for now.
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