WIW: layer upon layer of seasonal confusion

I couldn't resist one more post before the weekend, because I'm enjoying today's outfit so much. 

As I predicted, the faux leather skirt is getting lots of wear in the cold weather. I'm particularly happy with the extra definition at the waist with this cropped mohair sweater layered over a merino wool polo neck, which makes me feel weirdly New Look by Dior.

In a highly unusual move I decided I had to wear open-toed shoes in sub-zero temperatures. But don't worry, I'm not completely insane. I reached for a pair of SealSkinz waterproof sports socks over the top of a pair of regular wool socks to keep my toes warm and dry. They bookend the blue of the sweater and the grey of my sleeveless coat (layered over an alpaca hoodie belonging to Mr Edge) very nicely.

No, YLF, I am honestly not trolling you. This really is how I dress. Have a lovely weekend!

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  • Helena replied 6 years ago

    Love the blue and black together ... edgy winter chic!

  • merwoman replied 6 years ago

    Love the textures and colours in this outfit! What a lovely waist you have!

  • trekkiegirl replied 6 years ago

    You have a wonderful sense of personal style, very distinctive. I LOVE that skirt!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Where do you shop, girl? You have the most fantastic pieces :D

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    What Rachy said. And wow, that blue is gorgeous on you. But the skirt totally tweaks my envy. Gorgeous. And even more so on you.  A terrific wardrobe addition in every way. 

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    Great look!  I love the blue weater and open-toed boots.  I need to figure out how to wear my cut-out booties in the winter.  Such a fun look with the color peeking out.

  • approprio replied 6 years ago

    oh thank you everyone!

    The skirt is by Ann-Sophie Back, the sleeveless coat and the mohair sweater were both made by my mum (she'll be delighted to know they're still getting the props), the boots are from Topshop and the hoodie was bought in Peru. 

  • frannieb replied 6 years ago

    Another serious love for this outfit. That sweater is gorgeous and your mom is one talented lady. The textures in the outfit are so fab.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Great proportions. The best top to wear with that skirt is something short and fitted. Sorted. 

  • replied 6 years ago

    I totally get the New Look vibe - could be your Lissa Fontaine pose too though :)  Can't make out the sock/shoe layering situation, but it sounds pretty cool . Thanks for being you - a breath of individuality !

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Honestly this is one of my favourite outfits that you've posted! Love the skirt, and especially the cobalt top you've paired with it.

  • Deb replied 6 years ago

    I think your style is sensational. So flamboyant and individual, and this outfit is without exception. I'm loving this great, very well put together look and admiring all its components.

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    Wow - really cute outfit!  Love the skirt - and you look beautiful!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love the reference to Dior's New Look both in your description and the actual pictures. The juxtaposition between the classic hourglass and the tough shoes and leather look is fantastic!

  • AM replied 6 years ago

    Very nice waist. And I'm a huge fan of blue with black. I am also considering "statement black pieces" with more minimal elements -- so I like this. And it's nice to study this look. As for the over coat. I am interested in scale. This is big.  How are you deciding what is big (oversized) vs. is what is too big. I'm 5'4" with broad shoulders but I can easily look overwhelmed. You must be taller and able to wear larger pieces.

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