Saturday, 3 May 2014

OOTD - Chicago Style


A big hello from Chicago! My weekend getaway to the Windy City has largely consisted of eating at much-hyped restaurants, exploring and people-watching.  Chicago style is definitely casual - I'm talking yoga pants, North Face shell jackets and brightly coloured running shoes.  As someone who changes out of her runners to make the 2 minute walk to the car from the gym, it's been an adjustment.  Needless to say, my style doesn't really fit - but one of my favourite things about travelling is experiencing the distinct culture of the destination and Chicago is no different.  This outfit is a typical night time dinner look for me.  Read on for additional photos and outfit details.




Dress - Aritzia, Jacket - Danier Leather, Boots - Steve Madden Plover
Felt Hat - American Apparel, Sunglasses - Elizabeth and James Fairfax


The weather has been pretty chilly here in Chicago, so a jacket was necessary.  I like brining a leather jacket when I travel, simply for the fact that it's great for cutting the wind and is rain repellant.  A slim fitting leather jacket is also dressy enough to wear out for dinner, making it a versatile option.  A scarf is also a travel necessity, and just packing one in a neutral colour is enough for day and night. My last travelling essentials is a hat, and this floppy felt hat has been perfect for hiding frizzy hair after a day of sightseeing. 


I know that Chicago natives and I would have a disagreement on appropriate footwear - I usually prefer a boot with a bit of a heel over a casual runner (hey - I'm 5'2).  It's all a matter of taste, but something tells me that they're the ones laughing as they comfortably glide from one location to the other in running shoes, as I hobble about with sore feet.  

It may not be the most Chicago-appropriate outfit, but I'm comfertable and that's really all that matters.  I've been having a great time in this friendly, relaxed city and can't wait to come back!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

-Joëlle 


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  1. Love how you accessorized this look - the hat, scarf and boots are perfect!



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    1. Thank you! This hat is definitely my favourite accessory as of late!

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  2. Those boots are such an all time classics and they look so comfy!
    Great look!

    xoxo





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    1. Thanks! These boots are SO comfy - I could walk around all day in them :)

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  3. I need those boots! Great outfit :)

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    1. That's the exact thought that ran through my head when I first saw these boots - haha! Thank you :)

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