Collecting statement pieces was something I loved to do growing up, I remember bidding for a used Acne oversized coat circa 2010, with a starting bid of 10 pounds. Waiting up and checking the auction every 20 minutes since I lived on the extreme opposite side of the world. I won the bid, and as I remember back, opening the FedEx package was one of the greatest mornings of my teenage years. Fast forward to today, I've an extensive range of statement outerwear and the collection keeps growing and also what I'd like to call 'bribes' to close stylist friends by loaning out these treasured pieces for favours.. I kid you not. Thanks guys, you know you are dear to me.
Fashion answered my prayers when I saw this LPA jacket while browsing through FWRD. You know that feeling when your heart stops a beat and you've already planned your future together with said product including an elaborate and detailed plan for finances. Wait, am I talking about a husband or a jacket?!
The trick to dressing down statement pieces is to pick casual bottom separates like this pair of Acne jeans or a simple cotton skirt from Isabel Marant. Investing in good quality outerwear not only has a long wardrobe life, there wouldn't be moulding or cracking of leather or tarnished hardware!