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Dorothy’s Red Boots

Casual yet Cool

We have a couple of really good friends coming to adventure this weekend from Australia which is pretty exciting – we love any chance to show off the beauty that is Amsterdam. Their visit happens to coincide with the All Blacks playing France this morning (a pretty important game for anyone from NZ) which means an early start to the weekend and an excuse to plan the perfect Saturday exploring/rugby watching/bike riding/beers in the sun outfit.

I decided that it will definitely be a trousers day with all the walking and riding we will be doing and went to Net-a-Porter for my inspiration; playing on this fashion mecca of a website takes up literally hours of my day; I love exploring the range of designers they represent, how easy the site is to navigate and how they present the clothing with a range of photos showing the item from all angles, including on a model which is key to envisioning on your own person. This site is The Worlds Wardrobes inspiration and motivation.

Emma Cook Merino wool pantsAnyway, back to the trousers – I spied these grey Emma Cook Merino Wool Pants and was instantly sold; at first glance they could be a trackpant style (which would be a little too casual for the look I’m going for) but upon closer inspection, their Merino fabric gives that element of dressiness but the overall pant is kept relaxed with the tapered slouchy style.

Rick Owens Blister washed-leather biker jacketI LOVE a leather jacket, especially one that has tight long sleeves, a large collar and is double breasted like this Blister Wash Leather Jacket from Rick Owens  I actually found this through my net-a-porter explorations; it was recommended as a “wear it with” with another pair of tapered pants I was considering and while not sold on the pant, the jacket was a definite for this look.

Sigerson Morrison Fold-over suede ankle bootsThese gorgeous red Sigerson Morrison seude ankle boots were inspired by my good friend Bee who has been doing her own style challenge this week and my favourite outfit of the week (so far) featured a funky pair of red boots. I love the instant POP! this colour gives to the outfit and the playfulness/weekend vibe it creates. Dorothy has a lot to answer for with her red shoes.

Alexander McQueen Swarovski crystal and brass skull necklaceTo finish the look off, I decided to try out some statement jewellery which is the theme of a blog post I’m putting together. I’m going plain under the leather jacket with a white-tee and this Alexander McQueen Brass Skull Necklace definitely adds pimp/statement factor.
Michael Kors 'Runway' Chronograph Watch Gold One Size

I’ve added my favourite Michael Kors Runway Watch in gold with a couple of bracelets for the bohemian aspect (a must-have for my outfits) and because I really like the look of loose jewellery of top of a tight sleeve.

This weekend is going to be so fun having our friends in town; as much fun as planning this outfit was. What cool stuff have you got on this weekend and would be your dream outfit to go with it?


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