I love early mornings. -When it feels like the rest of the world is still half asleep and you're the only one awake. Those lingering in bed, pushing the snooze button, preparing coffee, brushing their teeth...and you are already ready to go, or out in the street and the streets of this city feel like yours. It kind of makes you forget about any problem, because it's you, the world, and the sunrise.
Despite working in an office for a serious institution, I get to be one of those lucky people who can wear whatever they want to work. In terms of clothing I can be quite bipolar, and either go full professional lawyer-like with a pencil skirt and blazer, or rather go with ripped jeans and converse. Most of the days, however, I opt for comfy and casual styles so as not to be constantly thinking about marks or wrinkles in my clothes. Here I am wearing a casual and comfy outfit paired up with a navajo pattern long cardigan.
A very popular option among my colleagues is to wear jeans or dark trousers with sweaters and or cardigans. Since temperatures vary a lot when you go in or out of the office, most of us have some cardigan or maxi scarf in our desk. I have always loved ethnic patterns in many fashion items, from clutches to scarves, and of course cardigans.
This long cardigan is from Gamiss,
an online store I mentioned not long ago, when I introduced my furry pal Ekko
in an autumn-themed post. Here I styled this casual cardigan with jeans and a blue-gray sweater I had to buy in Prague when finding out the weather was not so summer-like as I thought it would be. Wearing only dark jeans and a dark sweater would be too serious so this cardigan is what adds some color and warmness to the outfit, making it more casual and the ethnic navajo print adds some attitude too.
Ethnic styles have made a great impact on fashion during the 90s and years of the new millennium, and designers such as John Galliano, Kenzo, or Christian Lacroix took inspiration from many Asian, African, Artic and Native American dress items and styles so they created colorful styles, evocative of the past and indigenous populations.
Other sources of inspiration for this ethnic styles were in the West, that being folk traditions in Northern and Eastern Europe (love love!!). Fantasy elements are strong in ethnic fashion and designs have some twist to appear modern but with that feeling of past and tradition.
Ethnic style has become a highly personal and cosmopolitan way of dressing, we can see it everyday on almost any style, from casual (most worn) to laid-back, or even at parties.
This item comes in two colors, I chose the pink
and beige one but there's the same one in mint green
instead. You can find them HERE