24 Feb 2012

Red & Black Winter

This one here is probably my favourite winter outfit of all time. I created it sometime around 2007 (that’s when these pictures were taken) and I’ve worn it in numerous occasions ever since.

The core of this outfit was, of course, the red and black slightly oversized sweater. I got it at Kiabi back in 2005 (I did a huge winter shopping that year!), and it turned out to be one of my best purchases ever.

For me, the hardest thing about creating a winter outfit is managing to stay warm without allowing my clothes to get too heavy. I hate the idea of putting on layers and layers of random sweaters and long-sleeved T-shirts until I can barely move. It’s not comfortable and it sure doesn’t look great (even if only I know what’s going on underneath my ‘visible’ layer of clothes). I have to admit that it’s quite ironic to hear that from someone who comes from Siberia, but I hated it when I was a kid, and I still hate that now (LOL).

That’s exactly why I love this sweater so much: it’s warm and really light at the same time… and it’s not itchy!! Plus the extra-long sleeves serve as gloves too! :D

The rest of the outfit is quite simple, really (perhaps too simple for me LOL): black corduroy trousers, a black wool hat and an impressive bright red second-hand coat from Humana. I sometimes used to complete the looks with a red and black scarf (for extra cold days!), but it’s not really an integral part of it.


The overall look turned out to be genuinely bohemian. There’s something very 70s about it I love. I can almost see myself surrounded by an imaginary band of long-haired rockers in some of those pics! Of course, nobody would have worn these trainers back in those days… (LOL)

Queen in some point of the mid-70s Black Sabbath sometime between 1969 and 1979

Red and black is a winner combination! I never get tired of saying it. And obviously, I’m not the only one who thinks that…

Sweet Streets “American 80s in Japan” x Spank! Popup Shop in LA

I was quite amused when I found this pic of Bill Kaulitz wearing… a red and black sweater! It’s a little bit thinner than mine, but I still wouldn’t mind adding it to my collection… However, this time I have to say I had mine first!

I’m sorry ;)


Sweater: Kiabi
Trousers: MNG
Trainers: Bata
Coat: vintage (purchased at Humana)
Hat: unknown


  1. I love the entire outfit... Oh, if only we had Humana here T_T

  2. Red, black, and white makes such a great combination. Classic.

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  3. loving your knit!


  4. i love that sweater. and the coat :)

  5. Absolutely love that jumper!

  6. aww love it, i just saw a similar one last week and was about to buy it, sadly i didn't had enough money TT love over sized knit sweaters:)
    bill rocks it but you rock it first ;)

    btw how was your bday?

    love you so much dear <3

  7. Yes they are absolutely amazing when it comes to sound, but lucky as i am i offcourse lost them this morning..

    !! :(

  8. I agree, red and black is a great combination! Thanks for stopping by. ;-)