Today’s outfit is all about navy and grey, and all about wool. Who worries about getting cold ankles from wearing cropped trousers — a tall woman’s best friend! — when the trousers are made of wool and you are wearing tights underneath (to prevent the itch)?
I wanted to style my new Dr. Martens boots in a tough and streetsmart way that would make the British proud. Since they wear nothing more than grey, black and navy — living in Edinburgh was like living devoid of colour for four years — this outfit should be perfect. Thinking back, pretty much everything in Auld Reekie was grey in the early 90s, including the people’s clothing, the weather and the gorgeous old buildings. Then spring came along and the city was bathed in bright sunlight!
Belstaff grey peacoat // Alexander McQueen grey scarf // H&M grey sweater // H&M denim shirt // Mango navy trousers // Dr. Martens black lined boots // Anya Hindmarch plum clucth // Cos navy fingerless gloves // Leather bracelet is souvenir from Beijing // Unknown brand silver bracelets // Armani silver/brown watch // Silver ring is souvenir from Boulder, CO // Snø of Sweden silver earrings // Accessorize green cap
With wool in both the trousers and the sweater, not to mention the peacoat and gloves, I felt boiling hot by the time these photographs were taken. A last minute decision before I headed out the door resulted in me leaving the flat wearing this — yes, a puffa waistcoat rather than the wool peacoat. It just got too hot…
Peak Performance black down waistcoat