18.2.10

It’s so easy being chic? (not)

It’s not easy looking chic when it’s freezing cold. Especially when you're travelling with hand luggage. High heels are pretty much out of the question in icy conditions – There is one thing that's more uncool than shoes with a profile sole: falling on your nose. But with only one pair of winter-fit shoes there wasn’t much to choose from anyway. So it was brown shoes with blue leather trousers with beige sweater, scarf and hat topped with a jeans blazer (and sometimes even a sheepskin gilet on top, just to stay on the safe side of warm). Easy Jet just loved me when I turned up wearing more things than I had in my suitcase.

I certainly didn't consider myself chic… Until
Ms Doré informed us that this is just what all the cool New Yorker fashionistas are doing. Short over long, mixing your hues seems to be THE THING now.

Great, I thought, I can do this even better! (Especially after having seen the new Marc Jacobs autumn/winter collection). But somehow my inspiration didn't work at all, and instead of chic I ended up looking like I stumbled out in my pyjamas.

But don’t you think layering your hats is still the chicest thing of all?

23 comments:

KIRAFASHION said...

I do know what you mean! I will trip in 15 days and sometimes the most cool clothes are not the best one for tripping...it is a real chalange...however, you look great!

thatsorad said...

You rock the layers!!!!! totaly awesome! I know how it is though. When ever I try to emulate a style or something I love on someone else I feel weird in the begining.

I love your entire ensamble!!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

The layering hats will be the hottest thing! So cuuute!!
xo

S.Elisabeth said...

Aw nonsense, I still think you look chic. And ugh! I know what you mean about not being able to be chic in the freezing cold. All I want to do is throw on boots and pajamas and call it a day!

lenka James said...

Winter and chic are so difficult to pair together.I know what you me! And layering is so challenging and difficult sometimes that I don't even feel like trying.Maybe thats why I feel like sometimes I am dressed the same...But I love that cute baby with the layered hat,he is adorable.

Marta Represa said...

Really cool post. To layer or not to layer, that is the question.
xx

Couture Carrie said...

You do look chic!
And what an adorable baby!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

You are the queen of layering, Sabine; and you never fail to look amazing. Loving these photographs!! :)

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi Sabine!

Oh yes.. I truly know what you mean, with all the snow snow and snow I was so "boring unfashionable" the last weeks and... I still am ... although the snow disappears more and more ;)

And this is your sweet little baby?
Cute!!!!

Have a relaxing and cozy evening!!!

Sabine said...

Ah, yes... The identity of my youngest model will be revealed soon. But one thing I can say: It's not mine.

atelier said...

great layer review! the child is soooo cutee

drollgirl said...

haha! i like your look and that adorable baby's look a LOT better than some of senior jacob's stuff. THERE! i said it! some of his stuff is JUST AWFUL.

Zenobie said...

Aww the chicest baby ever! I love your layered look , short over long is such great stylish yet casual look.

Clare said...

I love the layering look and you pull it off beautifully, Sabine! I, on the other hands, need to work on my layering skills.

Ruta said...

Ughh I hate winter for fashion, but at the same time I love it. When it's cold, but not too cold then it's awesome because I can wear funky coats, yet when it's super cold I'm forced to wear thick puffy jackets.

Great outfit by the way, and super cute baby.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I think you rock that look and look very chic!

MissKellie said...

Aw, I think you look great! You pulled off the layering very well!
But I know what you mean- my attempts at recreating inspiring looks never come out just right. It's hard!

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

Sabine said...

drollgirl - how naughty of you! But I agree with you, I often just don't get MJ (it seems to be all over the place), although his autumn/winter collection was quite appealing I found.

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-you do look fabulous, stylish and cosy indeed!!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sabine, anything to do with hats is always chic to me. :-))) What a great post, I absolutely loved it. It is really difficult to think of chic way to travel, but I have managed to come up with several travel outfits: I always wear hat (chic fedora, for example) especialy if I have to fly somewhere. There is nothing more distressing to me than getting out of the plane with the mess of a hair:-) Hat comes to the rescue. I also always, and I mean ALWAYS travel in heels - because you never know what can come up at any moment during your journey.I prefer to be ready for every single little chance. Do you think its too terrible? :-)

Sabine said...

CMA - No, I think I really could learn from you. I normally travel in heels, too, but this time I let myself go. But never again, I promise!

Indy said...

Awww! I know how you feel - it seems like so much effort in the cold and snow!

I love the second outfit!

(Haha...I love the amendment to your outgoing message above...I dislike when people do that also!!! :) )

BoyUndSchwester said...

I completely agree! It's so difficult to stay warm when it's freezing. The problem with layers is they're fine outside but when you come inside you have about ten things to take off.

I'm hoping to move to Berlin this winter and imagine I will just end up wearing a sleeping-bag-coat to survive.