I hope all is well with you. For the past year, I have been building my wardrobe with investment and timeless pieces. I'm all about minimalist and efficient looks. The theme for this photoshoot was business casual. All the clothes bought for this look are from second-hand stores.
I'm not particularly a fan of turtlenecks. May be it's just in my head but I feel like I'm being choked. Mock neck sweaters work better for me. I found this black top in a small boutique in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It has a ribbed effect and slit sleeves (about 4 cm). It's not too thin and not too thick, you can wear it all year long. It cost me only 5 euros.
I have a hard time finding pants because I'm in between sizes (European 36 and 38). To my surprise, I was able to find a light blue jeans that fit me properly. It's from Pull & Bear and I got it for 8 euros.
After that, I went to another store not too far from the first one. At this point, I wasn't looking for anything particular but I ended up in the coat section and found the perfect wool coaI. I noticed right away the velvet collar, I think it gives off a very sophisticated vibe. The coat is made of 88% virgin wool. It keeps me so warm that I can just wear a t-shirt underneath. I got it for only 10 euros! Wool coats can be quite expensive so I was really happy with my purchase.
Since it's a delicate fabric, I didn't want to take the risk to wash it at home and ruin it. I immediately took it to the dry cleaner. It only cost me 15 euros for a deep cleaning and ironing. The coat was already in really good condition but now it looks brand new!
As for accessories, I'm wearing a mini crossbody bag. I don't know the price because it's a Christmas present. To finish off the look, I have paired black stockings with my brand new chunky derby shoes. I have been wearing them non stop since I got them. It doesn't look like it but they are super lightweight. I bought them on Amazon for 15 euros.
Keep scrolling to see how you can create a minimalist look with a vintage wool coat.