I was warned about winter in Cape Town. apparently you cant consider yourself a local until you’ve experienced a cold wet winter. Everyone hates it.
I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect excuse to layer, and I’ve been layering a lot.
My favourite medium layer is a cardigan, unlike a waistcoat it still feels as though you have a complete outfit on when you take the blazer off. This blazer however, is one of my new wardrobe favourites, so it never comes off. It’s colour may appear a little hard to wear, but the trick is bringing in little hints of it where you can, in this case, the slight stripe on the shirt, the flowers in the tie and the lines in the socks.
As far as pattern mixing goes, I really went to town here. The blazer has a faint herringbone pattern coming through and the pants a very light tartan, they do convey a flat colour appearance so the patterns never conflict, the shirt and tie are a different story, though the patterns are both quite bold, the floral doesn’t really fight with the stripes in the shirt, and the colours in the shirt are complimented by the tie, so it all comes together.
The details of the outfit are below.
Brown spectacles frames bu Gucci
Cerise herringbone blazer from Markham – (cant find anything similar online I’m afraid)
Grey tartan pants from Markham – get similar here
Bottle green cardigan from Gap – get similar here
Blue striped oxford shirt from Mr Price
Floral tie from Topman
George’s hank pocket square by Heywood
Brown socks with pink and white stripes by Paul Frank – get similar here
Brown wingtip brogues by Ted Baker – get similar (just more expensive) here
5 thoughts on “Fancy Friday in Cerise, Green and Grey”
I really like this; these are great layers, in a compelling colour combo. I can’t stop looking at it! The little brown tab on the blazer is the perfect touch. Love it all. 🙂
Thanks Fashion Fists,
Im glad you like it!
Who is your boyfriend? I don’t get it, its a new guy in every photo.
Hey “the King”
I am actually the boyfriend…confusing I now…My girlfriend actually started the blog and I took over.
The only time I make an appearance is on Fridays, everything else is great inspiration I find online that I share.
Hope that clarifies it.
Thanks for all your kind words.
I’m glad you’re loving it, lets hope the coming outfits impress you as much.
Thanks for your feedback!