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Winter is theeere !!!!!!
Don’t be fooled by all those « e » I hate winter. Let’s be clear: under 20 degrees my brain and my body freeze and refuse to obey. For years now, I’ve set as goal to « be in France in summer and from October to April, go to a random hot place in the planet. ». Meanwhile, given the impossibility of hibernating all winter (I seriously considered the option), I had to learn to cope with this weather. I discovered the art of negociating, (yes yes, my body and my mind are not easy). At least once a month I offer myself little moments to get pampered (hamam, massage …) or just to laze. Plaid, books, television series and creamy hot chocolates are my faithful companions. In those chill moods, I always wear a comfortable cotton pants, a tank top and a vest fine enough not to suffocate under my plaid. So I thought of a way to transpose that feeling when I get out. Passionate about urban style, I drew inspiration from it. So what easier to transpose that style to streets.
Cocooning as way fight winter weather.
During the New Year’s eve 5 years ago, when I had to cross the entire city in my mini leather shorts with my cousin K. to go to a party. I put on my black sweater pants on a structured jacket with a pair of ankle boots. The result: something uncommon on paper (and I had remarks believe me), have been a real success. Mom was mortified and asked: « what style is that ??? » with all my composure I answered “street cocooning“. I won’t speak about the expression of surprise in her face, but I just had two things in my mind: it was comfortable and I was not cold (despite the negative temperatures.) It’s actually me or it’s always particularly cold that night? Street cocooing ?? kesako? Simply transferring the cocooning spirit (blanket, sweater, plaid …) from the house to the street. If Starbuck’s with its diverse and varied drinks offer, fills the first part of the mission (not true S.?), How to get to build looks that do not give the impression of just went out in pajamas?
How to pull up a street cocooning style?
The democratization of jogging and other items from the sport universe facilitates the construction of comfortable and sharp looks. I spoke to you in the article “Fashion chaos” about the ability to mix pieces from various styles; here, this art will be a considerable advantage. It will allow you to create original looks, different but warm and comfortable. In my opinion, when it comes to street cocooning, the coat and the accessories are really important. They will give a structure to your outfit and, according to their quality, give it a fashionable dimension. Also, on days when you do not feel like doing sartorial efforts, you will still be able to appear prepared without any effort.
I leave you with photos of K. I dressed for an impromptu party with friends. The beautylook was done by nuby. Go see her, she is just a beast !!!!!
In your turn, remember: pensez, appliquez, modez.
Je suis pétrie d'art et de mode depuis plus de 10 ans maintenant ! J'estime que la mode est bien plus que ce qu'elle peut paraître. J'en fais un outil d'acceptation de soi au travers des looks et relookings que je propose sur Le Club des Cotonettes ! Aider les autres à se révéler à travers leur style ? Mon but ultime.