The first week of September is a confusing month. On one hand, it still feels like summer when the sun is shining, the air is warm, and people are still walking around in tank tops and shorts. On the other, many of us are looking forward to autumn activities, such as drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes, going back to school, and wearing darker, fall layers.
I've recently made a mini-resolution to attempt to wear more neutral and dark shades this season; I usually try to ignore the arrival of winter by wearing my usual bright shades and bold prints. Luckily, I was able to work with the brand proud, a German fashion brand, in order to work edgier and darker pieces into my wardrobe. This European brand, which was founded in spring of 2013, is now available online and in select stores in San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Each jacket produced by this brand is washed with a unique method, which results in an individual and special look for each piece. Thanks to the generosity of proud, I have two jackets that I will be reviewing for your reading and wearing pleasure.
For this outfit, I wore this proud grey jacket for a more toned-down, yet still chic autumn look. This piece comes with many interesting features, such as long-tasselled zippers, a detachable vest (which I am not wearing in this post), and lace-detailed backing. I also loved how the slightly fitted cut of the jacket's waist gave this more edgy material a more feminine look. I'm excited to style the next piece in a future post!
Hat // Ever New
Necklace // Mong Kok boutique (Hong Kong)
Skirt // Express
Shoes // Jeffrey Campbell
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend, this sunshine and warmth is just perfect for living out the last days of summer!