Transitional Dressing: Sleeveless Coat & Menswear Shoes

The art of accessorizing-Alexia Niedzielski,oxford, combat boots, leather shorts, metallic clutch, red sleeveless coatPhotos: Alexia Niedzielski; Courtesy of

Besides celebrity street styles and models off-duty looks, I’m always looking for outfit inspirations from fashion editors, bloggers and photographers. Alexia Niedzielski, who I deeply admire, is definitely one of them.

Above I featured two outfits of her that are great for this time of the year. These looks combined some of the season’s hottest trends, like oversized coat, color red and menswear shoes.

Teaming trendy pieces with basics (like the simple T-shirts, jeans and leather shorts on her) is an easy and smart way to keep up with trends while standing out as elegantly characterful.

In Chinese: 除了明星和超模的街拍look外,能给我很多灵感的还有一些有自我风格和态度的时尚编辑、摄影师和博主。今天的这一位就是其中的代表–来自巴黎的摄影师和Ever Manifesto杂志的创始人Alexia Niedzielski。


The art of accessorizing-Alexia Niedzielski, white T-shirt, Skinny jeans, oxford, metallic clutch, red sleeveless coat

1. LnA crew neck tee
2. Etro sleeveless funnel neck coat
3. J Brand 915 super skinny jeans
4. Mango metallic folded clutch
5. Jeffrey Campbell Dulles monk strap flats ($50 here)

The art of accessorizing-Alexia Niedzielski, combat boots, grey T-shirt, leather shorts, black clutch,red sleeveless coat

1. T by Alexander Wang classic tee (great alternative here & here)
2. Etro sleeveless funnel neck coat
3. Topshop leather look shorts (also here; my favorite here)
4. Chanel nail color in ‘Black Satin’
5. Steve Madden troopa boots (also love this pair)
6. Alexander Wang ‘Fumo’ leather wristlet

Besides the hot red sleeveless coat featured above, here are three equally trendy, practical and flattering choices I love:

The art of accessorizing-vest, sleeveless coat,prints,Marni, Preen, Missoni

From left:
Marni sleeveless fil coupé coat (70% off now)
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi wool-crepe biker gilet (alternative here & here)
Missoni knitted sleeveless cardi-coat

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!