When I was in my late teens and early twenties in the Philippines, I wore tight jeans all the time. The styles of my jeans changed according to what was trending – from straight cuts to flares, even bell-bottoms – but regardless, I was often wearing jeans.
Then I moved to Bangkok when I was twenty-two. My two favorite jeans which were soft and stretchy were stolen after I washed and hanged them on the apartment`s rooftop. The weather and temperature in the city were too hot and too humid for my remaining thicker, non-stretchy jeans. So I wore only mostly shorts, mini skirts and mini dresses. I ended up living and working in Bangkok, Thailand, for 6 years but I never bought even a single pair of jeans throughout my stay there.
I left Thailand for Germany. I have since bought a few pair of skinny jeans but I wear them only in winter with my knee-high boots or my lace-up winter boots.
When it´s not too cold for jeans, what do I wear? Well, mostly clothing that are comfortable. Styles of clothes that allow me to move easily, and fabrics that are breathable. For years now, I`m into clothes that look chic but comfy.
That´s exactly what Tod´s Fall/Winter 2020 collection is about. It features trousers, jackets, coats, and shoes with relaxed fit, in colors that take you back to nature, and an overall less-is-more feel.
- Wool-blend blazer
What´s the easiest way to dress up a pair of gray cropped jeans? Try a wool-blend blazer and nipped it in the waist with a leather belt. A tailored silhouette with padded shoulders and wide notched lapels will dress you for business meetings, and down for running errands or even for dining out with your man.
Inject a hint of ’70s to the look with a sweater featuring geometric intarsia patterns.
2. Wide-leg corduroy pants
The same Tailored jacket can be worn with wide-leg corduroy pants if you´re tall. This is a really chic, comfy outfit that you can wear anywhere. It´s very versatile. Complete the look with a pair of leather brogues.
However, if you´re short, this may not be a flattering look for you. Wear the jacket instead with some skinny trousers, or pair the wide-leg pants with a fitted sweater worn tucked in.
This is probably my most favorite look from the collection. I`m digging those pants. It´s a pair of high-rise wide-leg wool pants that you can wear to the office with either a fitted top, tucked in, or a relaxed buttong down, un-tucked, as seen in the picture. It´s fabulous.
4. Leather-trimmed gabardine coat
This leather-trimmed white coat comes with the same slim leather belt that we saw in the maroon blazer above in #1. It will cinch you waist and give you a flattering silhouette. You can wear it with anything but for a sleeker look, keep things light by sticking with faded, washed, pastel or non-colored pieces.
5. A clean and simple touch
A simple way to keep things comfortable is wearing light colors. This is especially true in fall when things are often dark. Wearing light pieces will brighten up the room wherever you go. You can either start with ligt colored handbags and shoes, or invest on a great-looking beige coat.
6. An Everyday wool blazer
A sexy yet fierce outfit you can wear this fall is this black woold blazer by Tod´s. I love its navy-inspired style and excellent drape. Worn with a leather mini skirt and a pair of leather loafers, you have a look that´s not only comfortable but also sexy and fierce.
7. Leather-trimmed gabardine car coat
This is definitely a coat that you can wear with anything, anywhere. Thanks to its color, nude, and its leather trims on the collar and pockets, it has a look that is a nod to classic style. Throw it over a fabulous evening dress or a simple sweater and a pair of skinny jeans. Wherever you´ll take it, res assured that you´re in good company.
8. Stylish flats
Who can resist the moccasins and the loafers? They´re made out of beautiful leopard print but their heels and soles are made for a a truly relaxing walk.
Now over to you, girls. What do you think of Tod´s Fall/Winter 2020 Ready-to-Wear collections? Are you into relaxed yet fabulous outfits this season?