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Urban Mimikry

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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  1. Jalisa

    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!



  2. Das Schminkstübchen

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

  3. Danielle Beautyblog

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

  4. Veronica Lucy

    Wonderful post, love it! :)
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

  5. Shireen L. Platt

    A really beautiful casual outfit, I love the dress and sneakers combination. Gorgeous!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • caliope

      Thank you so much, Shireen! Have a great day x

  6. Deborah

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

  7. yuka

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

  8. Mica de Leon

    I like your trench coat and polish. Wonderful!
    Mica ♡ There’s More to Mica // Instagram

  9. Floortje

    You look wonderful! Love the trench!



    • caliope

      Thank you very much! x

  10. Alissa

    Wow, wie schön!! Die Bilder sind richtig cool geworden, und aaah wie schön ist bitte dein Nagellack?? <3 :)

    • caliope

      Vielen lieben Dank, Alissa! Freut mich sehr, dass dir der Lack auch gefällt x

  11. taislany

    Love the trench coat!

    Take care doll! Oh, I’m hosting a giveaway, I’d love if you entered!

    • caliope

      Thanks :)

  12. ivana split

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

    • caliope

      Aww, thank you very, very much, Ivana!! Have a great day x

  13. Jana

    Schön! Ich mag das Muster von dem Kleid :)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Jana von

    • caliope

      Dankeschön! x

  14. Siffat Haider

    Love the contrast between your trench coat and sneakers – so chic!

    • caliope

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you like it. x

  15. Ela

    Your dress and sneakers combination looks cool. Also your lipstick choice is so pretty :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

    • caliope

      Thank you very much, Ela! Have a great day x

  16. Lisa

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

    • caliope

      Vielen lieben Dank, Lisa :)

  17. Ashley

    This trench is amazing, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • caliope

      Thanks x

  18. Carina

    I like how artsy the dress looks! Gorgeous outfit!


    • caliope

      Thank you so much, Carina! Yes, that’s what I love about it too x

  19. Stacey

    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!

    Stacey +

    • caliope

      Hehe, thank you so much! Yeah, I love that picture as well…it’s so fun! x

  20. mahryska

    So nice…
    kisses from dubai ❤️

    • caliope


  21. Irene

    Awesome, I love your style!! In love with your trench coat!

    • caliope

      Thank you so much, Irene! So glad you like it. x

  22. Laura Mitbrodt

    Your trench is so cute, I love how you styled it!

    • caliope

      Aw, thank you so much!

  23. Mica

    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

    • caliope

      Thank you! I’m glad you like this look. I will wear it more often now as well…

  24. Gemma

    Great photos and outfit. The dress has a lovely print! Gemma x

    • caliope

      Thank you very much, Gemma!:)

  25. The Fashion Folks

    Such a chic trenchcoat, love that they’re so classic and looks so effortlessly chic! Xx

    • caliope

      Thank you so much! Trenchcoats are definitely timeless.

  26. Nadine

    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 ♥

    • caliope

      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.

  27. Gabrielle

    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!

    • caliope

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

  28. Jennifer Behrs

    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


  29. 'I am every woman' - Margot

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

    • caliope

      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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