Red is not typically a colour I gravitate to when it comes to stocking up my everyday wardrobe. To me, perhaps coming from a Chinese upbringing, I’ve always connected red with Chinese New Year or getting married. In our culture, red is a symbol of good luck and celebration, and though I don’t consider myself a ‘traditional’ Chinese girl, I’ve always reserved this very vibrant and happy colour only for special occasions (remember that red Chinese dress from my wedding?!).
When LE CHATEAU handpicked this red cashmere-like belted trench coat for me, I was a little intimidated by it. I would have normally picked a safer color, such as the black or camel version but super glad it encouraged me to push my own boundaries by sporting it with a fun twist on business casual.
I finally caved after debating for a year and purchased the Gucci Belt. If you’re curious, I am wearing size 70 (I generally wear a size 26 in pants) and its perfect for a mid-rise pant or worn with a dress mid waist. If you’re hoping to wearing it lower on your hip, I suggest buying a bigger size and perhaps punch some added holes if need be.
I’m also totally digging all the men’s wear inspiration this Fall, it’s been years since I’ve purchased a pair of ‘dress pants’ and guys, let me tell you, these elastic waist dress style pants from Uniqlo is the BEST. They fit perfectly at my ankle and yes, I just said ELASTIC WAIST. Give me a double woop woop!
Wearing: Adidas Trefoil T-shirt (XS) / Uniqlo Ankle Checked Pants / Shoes (black sold out online but linked the pink) c/o Call It Spring / Gucci GG Belt via SSENSE / Red Cashmere-like Belted Trench c/o LE CHATEAU
I hope you like this fun take on business casual and the pop of red!
Photography: Love Over Lenses