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Trenchcoat, sneakers and streetart

Another casual outfit this time. And this is an unusual look for me as I’m wearing sneakers with a dress for once! But given the casual nature of this look I felt that sneakers would be appropriate.The dress I’m wearing under the trenchcoat is made of medium weight jersey and sports a fun marble print. Marble has been quite popular recently so it’s amusing to see this trend extend to dresses as well. I got this from AboutYou in the course of last month’s collaboration. It’s a great workday dress that came in handy for the unsteady transitional weather we had in mid May. I like how the marble pattern corresponds to the graffiti on the wall behind. It’s a bit like urban camouflage.

Trenchcoat, sneakers and streetart

I combined this dress with a trenchcoat and Adidas sneakers for an urban vibe. I felt really uncomfortable wearing sneakers with a dress at first as this is really new for me. But it looked alright on the photos and, of course, it was quite comfortable! You can walk the dog in this outfit without having problems with your footwear. Sandals or even heels can be tricky when you need to walk on all kinds of terrain. Even here in the middle of the city we have quite a diverse environment ranging from dusty patches, cobble stones from GDR times, uneven asphalt, to train tracks and wooded patches in between backyards. Plus, you need to be quick sometimes as you want to be prepared for all eventualities. Although my off leash dog does usually come when called an attractive lady dog on the other side of the street might be more alluring.

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Mbym via AboutYou*

Trenchcoat – Promod (similar here)

Sneakers – Adidas Sleek Series (similar)

Lips – MAC Russian Red

Nails – Essie mint candy apple here or here

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I was quite delighted that my nails actually matched the graffiti on the wall behind me during this shoot. I hadn’t planned this but the colour was a pretty good match to mint candy apple. The colour is described as a ‘a creme de menthe mint’ on the Essie website. I got it as part of an Essie anniversary triple pack and wasn’t crazy about this shade at first. Once applied it actually grew on me though and now I quite like it as a summery shade. You can get it from douglas here.Trenchcoat, sneakers and streetartTrenchcoat, sneakers and streetart

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50 Comments

  1. Loving these pics, girlie! Your dress and sneakers look perfect together! I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  2. Sowohl das Kleid als auch der Trenchcoat gefallen mir! Und die Bilder sind – gerade mit dem Hintergrund- sehr gelungen!
    Liebe Grüße!

  3. Danielle Beautyblog

    May 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I love your Mac! The nail shade is gorgeous too!

  4. Wonderful post, love it! :)
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  5. A really beautiful casual outfit, I love the dress and sneakers combination. Gorgeous!

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  6. Wow, what a gorgeous outfit – and very on-trend! Way to combine two “in” styles (marble and athleisure)! Love it!

  7. you look beautiful, that trench coat fits you like a glove!

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  8. I like your trench coat and polish. Wonderful!
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  9. Wow, wie schön!! Die Bilder sind richtig cool geworden, und aaah wie schön ist bitte dein Nagellack?? <3 :)
    Küsschen
    Alissa
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  10. Love the trench coat!

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  11. I love your casual yet very feminine outfit!
    That marble dress is divine.
    Lovely sneakers and trench coat.
    You look fabulous dear…..you’re quite an inspiration!

  12. Schön! Ich mag das Muster von dem Kleid :)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Jana von bezauberndenana.de

  13. Love the contrast between your trench coat and sneakers – so chic!
    xo
    Siffat
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  14. Your dress and sneakers combination looks cool. Also your lipstick choice is so pretty :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

  15. Der Trenchcoat steht dir super! :)
    Liebe Grüße Lisa♥
    lisaslovelyworld

  16. This trench is amazing, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  17. I like how artsy the dress looks! Gorgeous outfit!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

  18. Love how you put this outfit together! I’ve always liked pair dresses with sneakers, it sends out this cool and sexy vibe. The photo where you’re flashing the wall is perfect hahah! Great post!

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  20. Awesome, I love your style!! In love with your trench coat!
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  21. Your trench is so cute, I love how you styled it!
    xo
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  22. Love the print on your dress! I like the casual shoes with the dress too, it’s an outfit combination I like to wear :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  23. Great photos and outfit. The dress has a lovely print! Gemma x
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  24. Such a chic trenchcoat, love that they’re so classic and looks so effortlessly chic! Xx

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  25. Liebe Christina,
    auch wenn es ungewohnt ist, Dich in Sneakers zum Kleid zu sehen, möchte ich Dir sagen, wie unglaublich gut mir dieser Look an Dir gefällt. Für ein casual Outfit gehen die hübschen Sneakers völlig in Ordnung! Der Trenchcoat ist sowieso ganz toll wie auch das süße Kleid, dass man leider nicht ganz sehen kann.

    Alles Liebe,
    Nadine ♥

    http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at

    • caliope

      June 3, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Dankeschön, liebe Nadine! Ja, ich wollte es mal wagen und einfach etwas anderes ausprobieren. Es freut mich, dass dir die Sneakers auch ganz gut gefallen.

  26. What a lovely outfit on you! I really like how you’ve combined the classic beige trench with the urban-printed jersey dress; a great outfit for transitional seasons :) Hope your week has been going well so far!

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    x

    • caliope

      June 2, 2016 at 4:12 am

      Thank you very much, Gabrielle! I’m happy that you like this outfit. Have a great day!

  27. Toller modischer Auftritt von dir liebe Christina! Mantel und Kleid sehen sehr schön aus. Die Turnschuhe dazu sind für mich ein ganz schöner Stilbruch, denn zu solch eleganter Oberbekleidung könnte ich mir Pumps vorstellen.

    Und die Nagellackfarbe ist ja mal auffällig – sticht gegenüber dem cremefarbenen Mantel ja richtig hervor…;-)

    Würde den Mantel sehr gerne mal in Kombi zu einer Hose sehen – oder gibt´s das hier schon auf deinem Blog…Link?

    Liebe Grüße

    Jennifer

  28. Hahaha – very urban, very contamporary – did you match nails to the graffiti ? – hahaha a joke of course . ;) Great outfit – cheers Margot

    • caliope

      June 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Hehe, yeah I liked that touch! It was actually a coincidence I was wearing that mint nailpolish during the shoot. But I loved the match!

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