Borrowing clothes from a fashion library SS17 – Part IV: Chilly Summer Outfits

This year’s summer was anything but… summery. Still, I’ve managed to borrow a few chilly summer outfits from the LENA library and I can’t wait to show you how and where I’ve worn them.

This is what I borrowed in the beginning of summer when the weather was still a bit kinder:

Borrowed: Black trousers – “Transfer” – (SECONDHAND VALUE € 59,90)

Worn: 5 times

Chilly Summer Outfits: Black trousers "Transfer" borrowed from the LENA fashion library

These kind of trousers were something of an experiment for me. I’m not used to the wide leg trousers, usually leaning towards a skinnier cut. But these pants also had a bit of an awkward length. This length is really popular at the moment, but let’s just say, it’s not the most flattering cut.

The black trousers "Transfer" borrowed from the LENA fashion library - detail

It was still fun to experiment with something I wouldn’t usually wear. I was surprised how often I ended up wearing them. I’ve also incorporated the trousers into a few chilly summer outfits combining them with a light sweater.

Black trousers borrowed from the LENA fashion library

Overall I found this a fun look but I just didn’t feel like “me” in these pants. I do love the idea of borrowing clothes from the fashion library and experimenting with trends without the commitment of buying the clothes.

Borrowed: Green dress – Studio JUX– (secondhand value € 199,00)

Worn: 4 times

Green Jux dress borrowed from the fashion library
Green Jux dress borrowed from the LENA fashion library
Green Jux dress borrowed from the LENA fashion library - detail

This dress was so much fun! Perfect with sweaters and bare legs, ideal to create many combos for the chilly summer outfits as it wasn’t so thin.

Wearing green Jux dress and eating ice cream

But what I like most about this dress is the fact that it is made by studio JUX.  Studio JUX is offering sustainable, ethical and beautifully designed fashion at fair and affordable prices.

Borrowed: Silk top –”Lucia”– (secondhand value € 25,00)

Worn: 3 times

This yellow silk top was so lovely and light. The sleeves were pretty wide so sometimes I had to pair it with a camisole.

Yellow silk top "Lucia" borrowed from the fashion library
Yellow silk top "Lucia" borrowed from LENA the fashion library - detail
Wearing the yellow silk top "Lucia"

Borrowed: Retro style jeans –”John Baner”– (secondhand value € 42,00)

I ended up buying them!

Ta-da! My first purchase from the LENA library. I’ve tried them on previously, wanted to borrow them but never got to it. Then, one day, I just didn’t see them anymore… and I was surprised how sad I felt. So when they’ve appeared again I just bought them.

Blue John Baner wide-leg jeans

sorry for the wrinkly picture…

Blue John Baner wide-leg jeans - front
Blue John Baner wide-leg jeans - back
Blue John Baner retro jeans and yellow silk top

These classic 70’s jeans were not very flattering, making me look a bit wider than I am, but boy were they comfy. I’m so used to wearing skinny cut jeans, which I love but find too sweaty to wear in the summer. So… hello my new pair of summer jeans! Oh, and aren’t the pocket details super cute?

Total value: € 325,90 - € 34,95 = € 290,95. Hours spent “shopping” (choosing the clothes): 1h 30min
  • September 11, 2017

    I never like it when my pants hit at a strange length as the first ones do. The tops are so cute as are the summer jeans. I have never heard of the Fashion Library so this must be something available only in your country.

  • Neely Moldovan
    September 11, 2017

    The yellow top is my favorite! So pretty!

  • September 11, 2017

    I love this! I’m obsessed with the retro styled jeans.

  • September 11, 2017

    I love that dress! It looks so cool and vintage!

  • September 12, 2017

    I totally love the yellow top plus the green dress. I am not a fan of such kind of pants, but it looked good on you. 🙂 And loved that jeans, super cool.

  • September 12, 2017

    I’m still blown away by the idea of a fashion library and super jealous that there isn’t one near me!! Such cute outfits! I’m especially in love with those jeans!

  • September 12, 2017

    I’ve never heard of a fashion library! This is so cool! And I LOOOOVE the way you styled those black trousers. So cool!

  • September 12, 2017

    A fashion library sounds awesome. I love that green dress! So cute.

  • September 13, 2017

    i need to look more into this fashion library…your picks are all gorgeous.

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