Making the most of the cool weather while it lasts and also finding an excuse to share some new brands I discovered serve the purpose of this story. One of my latest discoveries being STAND, the brand that creates some seriously delish outerwear and fluffy things that are not only instagenic (yup, every chance I get to throw around a buzzword), but also vegan-friendly. No, I am not a vegan, but supporting cruelty-free products is the least we can all do to help save the planet. I think there is definitely a gap in the market for fashion-forward vegan brands that need some filling right now – but that would be a topic for another day. Moving on to my other find is the Polish accessories brand CHYLAK, who makes some very modern and chic bags that you won’t get tired of wearing on repeat because they go with almost anything.
I love patent leather, especially when it is paired with something so different in nature, which, in this instance, the STAND faux fur coat. I like that the textures of the two are complete opposites creating some interesting contrast together, even though both are in black. It is also a trick of mine when doing monotone – which is to play with different texture to make it modern. And to finish off the look, I have my old SAINT LAURENT patent boots from Hedi days to echo with the CHYLAK belt bag. Now, I just wish the weather will stay like this for a tad longer, so I can make more statements with coats.