Wednesday, 29 January 2020

THINKING OF ITALY

Whenever I see linen, there is something about this light natural perpetually wrinkled fabric, that instantly transfers me to summer in Italy.  Italians, both men and women alike, are obsessed with wearing linen clothes and you have to give it to them they do it so well.  
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
This whole outfit, minus shoes, was bought when we were on holidays in Tbilisi last year. We were just walking along Shota Rustaveli avenue, a wide elegant looking main thoroughfare of Georgia's capital named after a medieval poet, passing one big department store after another until in one of the big front windows I saw a sign for Massimo Dutti and stepped inside.  
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
The reason that I did that was very simple, while we in Australia have the representation of almost every major world known brands, this one has never made it to our shores.  I came to like this brand when I first saw it at one of the airports while travelling around Europe a while ago.  Although Massimo Dutti originates from Spain, for me their clothes represent the true essence of Italian fashion and lifestyle.  Because we were in Tbilisi at the end of European summer, all the stores were having massive last season sales which suited me perfectly since it was the end of Australian winter and whatever I would buy now, will be perfect for our spring season.
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
My first choice was a pair of easy-fit linen pants in an off-white colour with very thin black stripes that don't show up well on the photo.  On the next rack I spotted a linen blazer in a slightly darker colour also in stripes and underneath it was a blouse that I liked too so I scooped all three items and marched to the fitting room to try them on.  
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
I actually liked the fact that the pants didn't match the blazer as I was not looking for a suit in the first place and I am sure each of them would work with other clothes in my wardrobe, i.e. for a cooler day a pair of jeans could be paired for with the jacket and a contrasting coloured t-shirt over linen pants will complete a summer outfit.
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
As for the blouse, I like its abstract print in deep blue with accents of browns and purple blotches, a-la Jackson Pollock 😊 and again, it will look great with a pair of blue, white or black jeans.
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
My handbag is a birthday gift from my husband from Furla.  I like this brand and now have three of their handbags because their leather goods are of high quality, stylish and affordable.  
Thinking of Italy:  tan colour linen pants a blazer with multi-coloured blouse and a pair of loafers
As for my footwear, while the sneakers, predominantly in white, are going strong in Australia, somehow Italians, especially men, prefer loafers, so choosing a pair of them by Italian brand Tod's was fittingly appropriate.  
A quick update on a dining table front.  It is arriving this week so stay put for the images.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, it's all in my previous post that you can read here.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Pants, blouse & blazer :  Mossimo Dutti
Shoes:  Tod's
Glasses:  Valley
Handbag:  Furla
















12 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit, your shoes look so stylish and comfortable too :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at 40 Years Cousins Reunion In Brighton: Wordless Or Not So Wordless Wednesday Link up. Hope you can join us on Friday.

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  2. This whole look is gorgeous Anna. As soon as I saw the first pic I was like wow, love that. But I'm a big fan of Massimo Dutti the big sister to Zara. I love that the jacket and trousers don't match, but they do if you see what I mean. And the blouse is the cherry on the top xx

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  3. You know I should see what I can find next time we go to Tbilisi! We did go into the mall but we really didn't stop into any clothing stores.
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  4. what beautiful clothes you show us, I loved it, I like to take new fashion ideas
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  5. That's a really lovely outfit Anna, smart and chic. I always like Massimo Dutti when I look at them online, but for some reason they're not high on my radar.Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

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  6. Such a great outfit, you look lovely in linen and the shirt is my favourite piece :) i just hate how I spend all that time ironing linen and it crinkles, haha!

    Hope that you have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

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  7. That is the beauty of it, Mica, you don't need to bother :)

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