January 29, 2013

W E A R I N G / Layering Basics




jacket: vintage
trousers: vintage
sweatshirt: thrifted, worn inside out
docs: ebay (found a couple of pairs in navy and pink)
bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim


Slowly building a basic wardrobe with almost no colors is paying off; the times of standing in front of a mirror for hours coordinating different pieces together are over. Now I can almost pull out stuff with my eyes closed and it will match because of the black/grey/white pallet. Yesterday I layered an oversized jacket, over a cozy sweatshirt, over a fitted turtleneck, all white - worked out perfectly without looking cluttered.

66 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

Beautiful PL bag!
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Eleanor J said...

beautiful! xx

The Fancy Teacup said...

Utterly fantastic combo- so in love with the 3.1 Phillip Lim bag!

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Luba Dimitrova said...

You have such a unique style ! love it !

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Anonymous said...

Amazing! Love the jacket, wish I had the 3.1 phillip lim.

Marie My said...

I love the fact that the sweatshirt is turned inside out, great choice! :)

Love, Marie
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Rachel Pheasant said...

This is a beautiful outfit I love your aesthetics! The bag in this post is really beautiful--but I'm wondering does it become a pain to carry around when it is full due to its size?

Best,
Rachel
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inkarlcerating said...

you give the best advice..so when're u gonna write a compendium/book?? hehe.. i admire u for being so careful in handling yer white leathergoods. stains are nightmares

AmyXx said...

I don't think I've seen one outfit from you that I haven't thought WOW I wish I owned that look! Loving the monochrome style ! Xx

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J. said...

sounds like the perfect wardrobe for someone who isn't a morning person. easy but still working well. great outfit :)

ZxM Style-Squared said...

Amazing as always

Katieli said...

Love how simple this is!!

HayleyMG said...

awesome outfit :)

Hayley xx
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Tian said...

I love the jacket!

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Camilla said...

Oh Ivania, you are just perfect.

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

Leira Zetroc said...

Man, I really need to start investing in basics as well!

"the times of standing in front of a mirror for hours coordinating different pieces together are over"

That's definitely me, ugh! I should never underestimate the power and versatility of a simple piece. Unfortunately, I always seem to gravitate towards "statement" clothes, which just add unnecessary bulk to my wardrobe!

Melissa V said...

i love the simplicity of all your outfits x

Juliet said...

love it! <3

Alethia said...

Beautiful!!

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Ditte mumi said...

Stunning!

Bri Wang said...

Amazing look. I'm still trying to find a good minimalistic white coat.

xx

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Julia Percia David said...

You right! Basics are amazing for combination and volumes experimentation but I have to say that in this outfit the necklace really give a good twist to it!!

xoxo

Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

Lisette said...

Great look! I love the idea of being able to pair outfits with my eyes closed. Great inspiration!

Isabelle said...

I always loved so much this jacket! An other thing I love here is the word 'vintage' written everywhere :)

Lydia Rose said...

I love how all your outfits are bold yet seem to keep lightness....clever dressing!
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Edye and Martyn said...

You look perfect. Love your shoes !

Joel said...

You look wonderful ^___^ as always! <3

Milex said...

Pure love, darling

Rossella - Fashion, not victim! said...

love the clutch!
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Domonique Wilson said...

You are literally the monochrome queen :)

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x

Nathan Moy said...

Always looking glorious in your minimalism Ivania, love that white bold coat on you, keep it clean more maximum provoking effect hehee. You should check out my denim on denim on neon kidult look, which sort of looks like Peter Pan gave me a makeover... tell me what you think of it even if it only provokes you a bit ;)

xx The Provoker
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Coralie said...

So great jacket! :)

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Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Amazing outfit!
Thanks for the link to pink 1461s x

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Rhoda Wong said...

i love the white blazer!

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wllwproject said...

Love the simplicity of your style, and the white.

Kristín said...

That takes all the fun out of wearing clothes! They should inspire you and invoke creativity...not be easy. That's at least my opinion.

Chantelle said...

Such a great idea! I loaded up on basics (I have a huge collection of black pants and white t-shirts & blouses) is what saves me most days. I can wear my basic color palette, and then throw in one color to be exciting, and it will work out perfectly 90% of the time. I cannot emphasize how important it is to have a solid collection of neutral pieces to take the stress out of dressing.

My Gaby said...

Basic! love it!

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Red Mera Vintage said...

Gah, adore the bag! You look perfect, as always!

Shikha
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x

Olga said...

Why is the sweatshirt inside out? :) Is it because you were doing it with your eyes closed. ;)))) Seriously though, does it look or feel better this way?

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Isabelle said...

Hey my friend and I have been saying for so long how we need to invest in more basics!!
Your Docs are awesome too by the way :)

McKenzie said...

Sometimes basics become more than that together, I like it!

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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Hi Olga, no it is because I like to see the fluffy texture from the inside

Kariann Landsverk said...

so cool !

Mika said...

Yes, this really is one of the major perks of having a wardrobe devoid of color! Minimizes the guesswork in dressing and makes mornings less of a hassle :)

Анна Кирилловская said...

Please keep blogging this much!)

Mira said...

The bag is super gorgeous :)

xo


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Ifigenia said...

Oh I like the bag! And I also like the fact that you don't wear colors anymore. You look so beautiful this way!
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Julian said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect. Everything.

And only you can pull off a sweater that's inside-out.

Lama Ibrahimli said...

Can never go wrong with b/w/g ay? You always seem to look really well put together though, and never the samey outfit twice if you get what I mean, shows what you can do without crazy colours trends etcc..

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Street Fashion Paris said...

Classy and vintage!!!

Kim said...

Heel mooi en helemaal jou of course!

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Marie said...

Ow so simple and fresh look
But Ivania , how do you find the time to do all these post?

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

Zwart en wit, de beste combinatie die er is!

X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

Gabriela said...

Great look! I have a question: how do ou take care of your white clothes? do ou have a special washing routine? dry clean always? I cannot manage to keep m white stuff white...

November Blue said...

i love your style. Anyway, I would try some colours. Im sure minimalism does not mean black+white+gray.

ann kim said...

So clean, I love it.

Francesca said...

My go to outfits are all black because you can layer anything and everything and still pull it off.

Hope you've been well my dear- along with little Lois :)

xxx

deadlyinlove said...

But, oh, that Lim bag is breaking my heart :S

t said...

the docs look perfect in this look!

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Debbie said...

Ik benijd je bijna om je zwart/wit kastinhoud. Ik heb zelf érg veel zwart, maar zwicht af en toe toch voor iets kleurrijks.. wat ik vervolgens 1x draag. Je ziet er super uit!

x

Karolina Chudek said...

love it!

Iconoclaste said...

.............I dream of this bag..............

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