French model Cindy Bruna is our style muse for a multitude of reasons, not least of which is her ability to elevate an otherwise uninteresting ensemble through her clever understanding of tonal layering.
Take her most recent Instagram outfit, as seen above and below, as an example. While it may appear ordinary in its composition – coat, tank, sneakers, tailored pants – it actually offers up a veritable masterclass in transeasonal dressing.
When you examine the images a little closer, you’ll see that Bruna has actually layered similar shades of caramel to create a touch of depth to her look. Not only that – she’s also literally layered a toffee-hued blazer beneath her coat.
It provides ample inspiration for those awkward in-between seasons, where we’re not sure what our level of commitment should be to either colour, temperature or casual wear.
Bruna’s outfit equates to all seasons and occasions. Her two-piece suit covers professional endeavours, but taking off her coat and jacket, she’s just as comfortable in her tank and tailored pants at dinner and drinks.
The option of adding or removing the coat accounts for sudden weather changes, the sneakers dress it down while the simple, delicate jewellery adds a touch of polish without overdoing it. It’s the perfect combination of carefree and considered, and we’re going to be recreating it stat.
Want to get in on the look yourself? Shop our top picks for Bruna’s look below.
Redone Ribbed Tank in Optic White, $125 SHOP NOW
A white tank top provides the perfect base.
Anine Bing Kaia Blazer, $533.83 SHOP NOW
This perfectly oversized blazer provides ample layering options.
Bottega Veneta High-rise straight wool pants, $1390 SHOP NOW
Good luck finding an occasion that doesn’t call for these camel-hued Bottega Veneta slacks.
Loewe Oversize coat with belt, $2933 SHOP NOW
Loewe – enough said. The coat does the rest.