Long Acne tunic with lots of scarfs and necklaces

Trying to get my photos a bit more interesting and of better quality, I am moving out of my garden and into the neighbourhood.
This day the weather was bright, sunny… and cold. I looked at my photography notes to see how the camera had to be set when I was wearing something light under these circumstances. It paid off to take notes AND consult them, as bingo… these photos were not half bad.

The tunic is by Acne, a brand from Stockholm in Sweden. I love the boxy look and I can make so many combinations with it. It is like a blanc canvas. The black 7/8 trousers are by Airfield.

Photographing in a street where you are unknown is funny. I can tell you that all the people who were passing, were very curious. You could see them think: “What is this woman doing there?”, “Why?” (a question I frequently asked myself). When I was so frozen my hands could not operate the remote, I packed it in.






      Above and below, the same necklaces and bracelet (orange and black), but different top and trousers.

OK, two more, just for fun.

I love this tunic. And I love these trousers.

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  1. 23 April 2013 / 18:50

    Greetje – I love, love, love your tunic and my favorite look is the one with the long, almost tribal necklace – very chic. I might do a more contemporary, edgier shoe – even a low black boot with a little skin showing between pant and boot. Just a thought. Good photos too.

    • 23 April 2013 / 20:46

      You are right.. contemporary, edgier shoes is a field I am not good at. I always had a very conservative taste in shoes, even when I was in my teens. Even my mother would say: gee, your taste in shoes is that of an old lady.
      So usually I buy pumps: easy to combine, don’t attract too much attention and you cannot go wrong. But as I said: another type of shoe would make this look more modern.

  2. 23 April 2013 / 19:21

    Fabulous tunic and trousers, Greetje!
    Both together create a unique look – similar to COS – which does not require anything else.

    I am honest now (we talked about that before): The scarf kind of kills that clean monochrome look.

    You know how much I love statement necklaces but don’t think that adding a colour is ideal. I’d rather go for a very modern silver necklace or armcuff.

    I am curious what the others think about it.

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    • 23 April 2013 / 20:55

      I hear what you say. I agree with you as well. But…… although you are right that the scarf kind of kills that clean monochrome look…. I just don’t want to do without colour near my face. The colour of the tunic washes me out.
      Could the answer be: a very modern necklace with colour? (Not silver, silver washes me out as well. I am definitely a yellow gold girl.)

    • 23 April 2013 / 21:41

      Yes, I think so. Definitely modern, not Ethno.

    • 23 April 2013 / 22:00

      I was thinking of Sylvia’s tube necklace but for this tunic I need something bigger.

  3. Marianne van den Berg
    23 April 2013 / 19:50

    I just love this model of tunic because it is so comfy. You can have a lovely dinner without having to stop breathing because your clothes are so tight, that you look like a muffin. And because the pants are a slim cut it keeps the top and trousers in balance. I like the combo’s with the red scarf and colourfull necklace the most.

    • 23 April 2013 / 20:56

      Which necklace? The long orange/black one? No, I presume you mean the one with the big “beads”.

    • Marianne van den Berg
      23 April 2013 / 21:29

      Yes, that is the one.

  4. 23 April 2013 / 20:26

    Your outfit is very good. The tunic is great and I love white. I mostly like the one with orange ( are they orange? ) pants. Your necklace is perfect to complete! By the way,I find it funny when people wonder why you are taking photos in the street! The same happens to me.

    • 23 April 2013 / 20:59

      People are so curious, yet they don’t dare to come up to me and ask me about it. That would be sooooo different if I would be in Amsterdam. People there would give me smart remarks the whole time and ask me questions. I miss it so much.

  5. 23 April 2013 / 22:27

    This is a fabulous tunic – I love the shape and the way you’ve styled it! And you’re right, the street pictures are very good, indeed. Thanks for sharing them with Visible Monday.

    • 24 April 2013 / 15:38

      Taking baby steps all the time. In photography and in blogging and in linking up.

  6. 24 April 2013 / 00:58

    Love this too. I prefer the necklace combinations, favorite being the red necklace that you were with both the black and orange pants. You are a brave lady for going into the streets with your tripod! But it’s definitely worth it. The photos are great!

  7. 24 April 2013 / 03:25

    I love your tunic as well, very chic and classy piece. I prefer the combo with the long necklace (the tribal looking one). Although I, too, would love to see this ensemble as a clean, monochrome look, even if you choose chucky gold. I do have to say, you have quite the collection of beautiful scarfs.
    And I just need to add how much I enjoy you sharing your photo sessions and thoughts with us, you are such a delight, sorry you were freezing (you did a much better job at faking it than I did).

  8. 24 April 2013 / 04:34

    Well, I can see why you love this tunic…it look GREAT on you! Love how you played with different accessories. I have to say, I like ALL of them! Red pants, too!
    Good job with photos!

  9. 24 April 2013 / 05:09

    It such a joy to see you out and about and looking fabulous!
    This outfit is quite modern so I do like the touches of colors with the scarves and necklaces and I’m totally into seeing you in your city even if its a bit curious for the passing people.

  10. Happiness at Mid Life
    24 April 2013 / 06:28

    Great looks Greetje! The tunic is such a great classic piece that you can do so much with accessories. I am so drawn to the the one with the orange pants. I am a sucker for colors!


  11. 24 April 2013 / 15:39

    To me it is not bravery. I just don’t care what they think or say. There is nothing wrong with what I am doing, so why not?

  12. 24 April 2013 / 15:43

    And Trina, I even own a lot more scarfs. Most of the time they hold each other company in my draw as they do not get worn a lot.And I am glad I can entertain you. That is part (a greater part even) of my mission in blogging. Amuse people, make them laugh.I get what you and Annette are saying with a monochrome look. But this neutral colour is just not flattering for me.

  13. 24 April 2013 / 15:50

    So am I Alice, so am I. But also to black and white(ish). The combination black and white with a bright colour is dominating my wardrobe.

  14. 24 April 2013 / 21:41

    The photos look great! I like the street shots, and you and the tunic. The different accessories add so much- makes me think this would be a great travel wardrobe.

  15. Anonymous
    24 April 2013 / 23:38

    Love the tunic but I agree with the comments above in that it would look even better with a more hip style of shoe. You are getting a lot more comments too which is great. Marie S

  16. 25 April 2013 / 02:15

    It’s just a matter of taste. I love all the color pops and would find it too serious and classic without them. Silver or gold with this: a no for me. But e.g. A bold black and white resin necklace, yes.I slightly prefer the necklaces here over the scarfs, but that has more to do with the way of wearing, draping and tieing the scarfs. Not too keen on all the ways you chose, Greetje. But although -as you already know- I am not a big fan of this top, I kinda like it, worn on skinnies and with pumps. Well done and a nice post!

  17. 25 April 2013 / 04:34

    Love the tunic…as I can see, it seems to look great with a lot of stuff which makes it a timeless piece!Hugs & Kisses,Olivia

  18. 25 April 2013 / 12:44

    I would totally wear that tunic but I know my husband would hate it.. hey, men ; what do they know 😉 Dropping in from the Visible Monday, swing by mine when you canGREETINGS FROM DUBAIMRS JACK OF ALL TRADEShttp://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

  19. 25 April 2013 / 16:15

    I’m so impressed you actually read the manual for the camera and took notes! When I look at a manual my mind just starts wandering to thoughts of anything else!It’s great to see this tunic – tunics are on my list of versatile clothes that I want to add to my wardrobe. This looks great on you, and it’s so versatile with all the different scarves and pants that you could wear it with. You wear it well, and the photos are good!

    • 25 April 2013 / 21:13

      Thank you very much for all these compliments Val.I have to admit that I have not read the manual from cover to cover. Like you, my mind wanders off. Or I don’t get it. But I made notes when my niece was explaining things. And my own notes make sense to me. LOL

  20. 25 April 2013 / 18:12

    Lovely! No end of ways to style this one. Sure like it with all your fitted pants, your last and best red especially!

  21. 26 April 2013 / 05:33

    Great tunic! I love the first version, but they’re all good looks.

  22. 26 April 2013 / 07:26

    The first version is my favourite too. I always show my favourite first. But with this tunic I had a hard time picking one.

  23. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    27 April 2013 / 16:51

    That tunic truly served as a chic palette to showcase your amazing scarves & neckpieces….but I wouldnt mind grabbing the 1st scarf from your collection!!!Rebecca http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  24. 27 April 2013 / 21:59

    Ah… no can do. That was a present from Anja. And I like it a lot as well.

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