If a land of eternal autumn existed, a place dominated by leaves of gold and red, where the temperature was perfect for wearing a Burberry coat every day, accessorised with Christian Louboutin pumps, then I would move there immediately. However, Narnia is but a book while winter; a reality and such a difficult time of year for anyone wanting to look chic, unless you never have to spend more than the briefest of moments out in the cold air, you’ll struggle, finding yourself choosing clothes for their warmth rather than strictly for their appearance.
I’ve been fighting against winter’s cruel temperatures for the last two years, ever since relocating to Poland and I’m ashamed to admit but I’ve been defeated…And you will find me strolling in the park with the dog, prancing in her beautiful Mungo & Maud coat, while I’m hiding my face under a big hat so as to deflect anyone from looking at the hideous but oh so warm Calvin Klein coat and the Ugg boots aka ugly-boots, that I’m wearing far too often!
I almost resigned myself to the fact, that all hope was lost as far as looking chic in winter goes until I entered the world of Stockholm based fashion house Acne Studios. I’ve known and cherished the brand for years but that was mainly because of their very unusual, eye-catching shoes, which I find both strange and beautiful.
It’s not the shoes however that I would like to focus your attention on but rather the luxurious, exquisitely tailored clothes, in particularly their knitwear and coats. For my let’s call it “Today I’m wearing” type of post, I opted for;
Casual Chic with Acne Studios
Acne Studios Raya black, very long cardigan with tight ribbed sleeves €340
Hugo Boss dress £370
Acne Studios shoes which I purchased a few years ago for around £300
Wolford tights £33
I was aiming for a very comfortable, casual chic look, that would be suitable for both winter and autumn, although I would like to point out that the shoes I’m wearing in the pictures are not recommended for snowy conditions, unless you are being driven from your warm flat to equally warm restaurant and back, otherwise I would swap the Acne shoes for long horse riding type boots.
Below is a selection of my favourite coats and knitwear from Acne Studios.