Remember just last week when I visited Stockholm, got to stay at the amazing Story Hotel and was able to chat to President and Chief Creative Officer of MEXX Julia Hansen about her journey with the fashion label? Well I got to play around with their AW14 collection on the blog!
I remembered Julia talking about how items from Mexx were easy to bring from day to night with just a few small outfit switches. I decided to play on this idea when putting together outfits and boy did I have fun coming up with outfit combinations! If you switch out the strappy heels with more conservative boots the outfit suddenly becomes more work appropriate, or if you change the trousers with your favorite pair of jeans the look suddenly becomes more casual. I added some neck bling and a fun faux fur into the mix and suddenly I was ready for a night out.
I am a fan of trousers at work because I like to run around the office without tugging at my skirt but I challenged myself by putting together an outfit with a dress from MEXX that with just a few switches could either be dinner/cocktail approriate or more conservative. The dress was amazing because I didn't really notice it when I was wearing it. I know it sounds weird, but that is such a huge plus from me, as it is really obvious when I am uncomfortable in an outfit.
If I were to choose my favourite item in these outfits, it would have to be the tux jacket! I have one already that is very boxy and masculine so I just love that this one swings in at the waist. It leaves such a beautiful silhouette and can be worn in so many different combinations. I already see myself wearing it with my jeans and a t-shirt. I hope you enjoyed the outfit experimenting as much as I did, and that you are inspired to put together similar outfits!
I AM WEARING
Outfit Nr. 1 Tuxedo jacket, see-through blouse, patterned black trousers all from MEXX, ponyhair clutch from By Malene Birger and lace up shoes from H&M. Outfit Nr. 2 See-through blouse & trousers from MEXX, white faux jacket eBay, bling necklace Lindex, bag Givenchy. Outfit Nr. 3 Tuxedo jacket and dress from MEXX, patent leather belt from Giles Deacon for New Look, tights from Triump and shoes Louboutin
PS: Remember how I wrote that I wasn't too familiar with Mexx and that checking out their SS15 collection in Stockholm was one of my first encounters with the brand? Well I just recently found out that they sell in Glasmagasinet in Oslo through their store finder. Can't wait to check it out!
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