For my weekend going out look this week, I wanted to do something monochrome as I’m loving that combination at the moment. I chose these gorgeous Citizens of Humanity Rocket skinny jeans in London’s Calling as I have adored the wash for ages, then paired them with this classic Pierre Balmain Tuxedo blazer which I layered over a simple white GAP tank top.
For the accessories, I wanted to make it a bit more edgy and dramatic which is why I chose the famous Valentino Rockstud heels in black and this Givenchy Shark Tooth necklace in silver to add even more toughness. Since I didn’t want this entire outfit to be without colour though, I finished it off with this pretty Charlotte Olympia Pandora Box Clutch in metallic blue. Isn’t it gorgeous? This is definitely something I would wear myself!
I chose this Balmain blazer because I love the feminine line which adds a bit of tailoring to the outfit. I chose these Doc Martins because I love how they give a little bit of punky-edge to the plaid on the jeans. I finished with these classic Ray Ban Wayfares and these crystal stud earrings from Amber Sceats.
A GOLD E is a relatively new brand. What I love about them, other than sharing the same mindset when it comes to styling their look books, is that they are great denim at a relatively affordable price for premium denim. Since quickly becoming a fan, I decided to choose three of their classic styles to curate three looks varying from the casual Parisian chic to something more androgynous. See all the looks that I put together below.
This is the ‘Casual Parisian Chic’ look, it carries a similar vibe to something we have seen Vogue Paris do many stories on. It’s everyday, it’s easy, and you can never go wrong when wearing a simple look like this. I chose the Sophie in Scene for this look here mainly because of the high rise cut, but also this wash is one that everyone should have in their closet. I chose to pair the jeans with a denim shirt by TOPSHOP in a similar shade because I find it gives off a chicer vibe. I didn’t want to choose a plain t shirt to wear underneath and I love the graphics of this Marc by Marc Jacobs one from their new collection. Then to pull the look off, a pair of boots and a scarf by Isabel Marant.
Now the classic all black ‘concert’ look. When I chose the Sophie in Luxe, I quickly knew what I wanted to pair them with. This A.L.C. jacket is probably one of the most amazing jackets that I have ever seen. The tonal studs don’t take anything away from the over all look, yet it still stands out. Then to keep the ‘cool girl’ vibe going, a pair of Chelsea boots by Bottega Veneta, a graphic tee by R13 and the ever classic Ray-Bans to finish it all off.
As their look book pretty much made me fall in love with the brand, I wanted to do a look that grabbed inspiration from that. I chose the Colette in Rituel to go for that same ‘California Skate’ vibe. I paired them with a plaid shirt by R13 to layer over a striped t shirt by 6397. Then some everyday pieces that I personally wear myself like these Vans, then a cap by New Era to bring it all together and represent home of the brand.
-How many of you have tried out A GOLD E and love the brand?
Fall tends to be everyone’s favorite season and I can most definitely see why. Aside from pumpkin everything, leaves turning beautiful colors, and a break from the heat, it’s the only other season besides Spring that you can mix your Summer and Winter wardrobe to make some killer outfits.
Fall is different in every city of course, in London and NY it cools down drastically, the south stays pretty humid, and LA…well, it’s like the desert moved in for a few months. It gets really hot (like heat wave of 100 degrees, hot), ridiculously dry (think bloody noses) and we get our lovely Santa Ana winds (aka our version of a Hurricane). I don’t know about anyone else in LA, but I always envy those East coasters in their coats, scarves and pumpkin spice lattes because I’m over here sweating worse than I did in August with anything I can find to cool me down.
On the flip side, being an LA native I’m used to this sort of weather and it actually is a little comforting when those Santa Ana’s kick up. To me, that’s our Fall and it gives me all sorts of warm and fuzzies inside, just like it would for someone sitting by their fireplace.
Layering can be tricky out here because it gets so hot and those temperatures can drop just as fast as they rise, so it’s better to layer lightly so you can shed it off or put more on if need be. I chose to highlight the key layering pieces for Fall in LA, mostly denim and a couple miscellaneous pieces, and what to pair them with. Of course, anything can be layered with a t-shirt or tank top, but the build is the best part. Take a look and try some of these out for yourself! Read More >