Wednesday 11 September 2013


Like most things subjected to an audit, you should always balance things out, only this exercise performing an audit of my wardrobe, was completely devoid of balancing! So I delved a little deeper with my evaluation  and arrived at the horrifying conclusion that my entire kaleidoscope consists of  primarily Black, White, Citrus and Coral colour schemes, leaving me with a huge discrepancy! The absence of colour suddenly left me feeling empty, and completely lacking a sense of adventure. The only way I could do a balancing act was to add a little funkiness with print. Given the fact that my profession does not allow much creativity or opportunity to display my sense of dress adventure, I naturally gravitate towards the corporate colours and styles. If you're in the same rut, the easiest way of introducing some excitement in your mid season outfits, is by wearing printed tights.  Printed tights should not however be worn with anything to busy making it appear like a jigsaw puzzle. Combining to much accessories could also render it looking a little Burlesque! A simple pair of pumps or high heels would suffice, and if you wear a skirt, unlike me, show a little leg to emphasise the print! If you shorten the hemline to just above the knee and wear it with high heels it instantly elongates the legs, and worn with a flimsy little box pleated skirt, who knows where it will take you? Be brave girls.....seeing this in print, definitely spurs me on to shorten the skirt's length! An over sized coat like this also requires the hemline to be tapered down and should not be worn with to much bulk in the bottom since it could easily make you look to heavy.
Coat - Asos
Turtle Neck - Primark
Skirt - Studio W
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins
Handbag - Louis Vuitton
Tights - V & D Amsterdam


  1. Nicolene, your tights are really an eyecatcher! Without them you'd still look great but the roses and also your lovely shoes add the special touch to your outfit.
    I will consider them for my black winter dresses too. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  2. Elegant outfit and the touch of printed tights is very cool!!!!!!
    Good job Nicolene, lovely style!!!

  3. You look so lovely! I really like your coat a lot! Very nice blog and you have such a lovely sense of style. I'm a new follower on GFC and would love for you to check my blog out when you get a chance and maybe follow me! Have a wonderful night! xx Pip

    1. Thanks for your kind words on my blog! :) I am following you on all your platforms and look forward to having you as a new follower as well! xx Pip

  4. I must say that those tights are a piece of art!! I love them!!! And I adore that coat
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  5. I can't keep my eyes off your tights, they are so fabulous!

  6. I love your stockings are beautiful. The jacket is cute, and the whole look is fantastic.

  7. Nicolene, it's a pleasure to be sharing Josep's post with you. You, my friend, are ever so stylish. I too, am reconsidering hem lengths on some of my skirts. I am dissatisfied with my silhouette at times, and I think the right hem length will make a big improvement. Thank you for reminding me of this! I love your words about not knowing where a flirty box pleated skirt might take us. I think your outfit is very attractive, but would agree that you could shorten the skirt just enough to reveal the knee. Let us know what you decide.

  8. Bonito look, las medias son preciosas. Besos