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Lovin’ My Layers

The autumn chill has about settled in, though I do feel like the seasons are still having a bit of a tug of war, cause I wake up to dreary foggy mornings, which will have cleared by the time I get to the office, it feels pretty warm out when I pop out the office at lunch time, but I soon realize “nope, not really” cause of the cold chilled breeze, and when I head home, it’s a nice warm evening like we’re still stuck in the summer of 2014. Honestly, it’s enough to drive one fashionably insane!


primark top & cardigan | YDE leather jacket

I styled up my favorite over-sized vintage denim shirt into two of my most loved color themes for this winter, denim blue hues and military green neutrals; all worn with my most loved pair of high-waist mom jeans from H&M. I’m a lover of knitwear, its easy to wear, can be dressed up or down and isn’t too warm, perfect for transitional seasons like now or for added warmth when its really cold; so naturally both looks had knitwear pieces.

The first look I feel is more casual, with a slightly longer length navy cardigan, worn over a scoop neck, long sleeved t-shirt and worn with trainers. The ink blue leather biker jacket thrown over the shoulders is really more for “just incase mother nature wants to get nasty” lol ..perfect for a blue monday!

military green neutrals look

mrp price shirt | forever21 crop crew | YDE tweed coat

The second look would be considered more smart casual, cause of the olive buttoned up shirt and high heeled tonal olive boots worn with it. I enjoyed playing with different lengths here, the cropped crew knitwear against the longer shirt and even longer tweed coat length. click through to instagram HERE to get a better look of the ensemble.

Basically, after being stuck over dressed (in the not so fabulous way lol) and sweating up a storm in unexpected heat or freezing in a super air-conditioned space for what felt like ages a couple of times, I think I’m getting the hang of this art of layering.. so Cape Town can hit me with just about everything it’s got, at any time of the day and I’m sure I will be ready with a comfy cardi to take on or a jacket to jump out of.

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Through Shaded Eyes (TSE) is the brainchild of Tokelo Motsepe. A retail buyer and digital strategist with an addiction to blogging, this blog is a platform for my style, life and love for fashion to be shared. What started as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, has now become a place to let out my passion for fashion & writing, in-between time spent at work, traveling, or doing everything else life throws at me… it has become a form of expression and I hope it can inspire and encourage you to also share!


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