Once the magic of the December festivities has worn off, winter can seem quite a dreary time to get through without the holiday decorations and celebrations. January is often a melancholy month that can feel long and trying, with spring being all that we long for. Don’t lose the spirit just yet, or dismiss the opportunity this cold weather presents to dress up in layers and keep up your stylish appearance. Whenever the January blues have you standing in front of your wardrobe feeling disinclined, just think about adjectives that define your style and put your outfit together while you narrow the adjectives down to the three that truly embody your mood that day. It works like a charm every time.

Trying classic, tailored and edgy, these are the ensembles we ended up with. Bringing an edge to tailored looks sometimes means gravitating towards classic elements rather than modern trends, bringing forth a more evolved dressed up style best defined as streetstyle with a tie. A crisp white shirt and a timeless black fedora hat for him are essential wardrobe staples, yet the match with ripped skinny jeans and the leather harness as a revolutionized substitute for suspenders really roughens it up. For her, the white shirt is paired with a tailored blazer and a short flouncy skirt in a ravishing animal print, complemented by a classic black tie, French beret and cats eye glasses by Polette. Perfectly serving as the bridge between authentic and modern, both looks are finished with exemplary footwear by Dr. Martens. And breathe, spring will be here sooner than you think!

His ensemble

Shirt: Pakkenfabriek // Skinny Jeans: River Island // Hat: River Island // Harness: Asos // Watch: Daniel Wellington – Classic Cornwall // Boots: Dr. Martens

Her ensemble

Shirt: H&M // Blazer: Zara // Skirt: Zara // Tie: Hugo Boss (his tie) // Overknee Socks: H&M // Glasses: Polette – Agnes // Watch: Paul Rich – Venice // Shoes: Dr. Martens


Breathe – Télépopmusik

Intense ensembles worn by an intense ensemble