Cape-H&M, Blouse-H&M, Pants-UniQlo, Belt-Zara, Bag-H&M, Sandals-Sam Endelman, Sunglasses-Forever 21, Ring-Forever 21, Bangles-H&M, Necklace-House of Harlow 1960
As many of you already know I have a love for the designers Stella McCartney and Chloe. You can see some examples here and here and here. Sometimes it is fun to take very literal approach to the idea of "runway to realway" and try to do your best version of a collection from what you have in your closet. Chloe's Spring/Summer 2010 collection got mixed reviews, but it was one of my favorites for it's simple chic outfits. I loved the boyish feel and how refreshingly natural it is. The Chloe women looks practical and not over thought in leather sandals, classic button downs and a cape or poncho.
So, I decided to create my own take on it. This H&M cape always reminds me of Chloe and is probably why I bought it. I also have so many great neutral colors in my closet right now that made it easy to replicate the gray pant and cream blouse in the outfit that inspired me (below and here).
Let me say that this outfit was not a favorite of my boyfriend. I had a sense he wouldn't fancy me all covered up and looking as if I am a extra on Star Wars. I showed him a video of this Chloe collection and he wasn't fond of it either, figures. However, he has a point. I think next time I will go more minimal like the Chloe girl and wear less jewelry. I was just in the mood to layer it on, but it makes me look a little like I belong in an Arabian dessert, but that doesn't change my feeling for Chloe. Never :)