Experimenting Look at that frown Ladies and Gentlemen! I promise you, this is not the frown of a hitwoman, who just left a murder scene…no…This frown, my lovely readers, is merely that of a woman with extremely light-sensitive eyes, who forgot her sunglasses at home. Dommage! If this pretty head wasn’t firmly attached…

Experimenting Experimenting Anywho, now that we’ve addressed the elephant in the room, let’s talk about the look I’ve chosen to show you today. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and let my sartorial creativity run wild with this one. Fashion is a game without rules, so why not experiment a little from time to time; with light, colours, textures and unexpected layers.

ExperimentingSo instead of wearing the duster coat on top of the jumper, I’m wearing it underneath. And instead of shooting the pictures in the shade, like I normally do, I shot them in direct sunlight. Last but not least, I decided to go for black and white pictures to shift the focus from the surroundings entirely on the monochrome outfit – something I’ve done only once before on my blog.

Experimenting It’s a fierce, attention-grabbing look that is nothing for the faint-hearted. All eyes were on me when I walked down the road, and it was exhilarating. I usually prefer to dress inconspicuously, but this particular outfit just brought out the attention-seeker in me.

What do you guys think? Do you like the look?


The Look

Jumper – Zara (similar here)

Leggins – Zara (similar here)

Duster Coat – Zara (similar here)

Heels – Forever 21 (similar here)

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    This oversized sweater is awesome idea! Nice combo!



    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear 🙂 xx

  • Mia Marques

    Loveeee the outfit! Super cite and chic… <3


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Mia! That’s very sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Cool lipstick & heels 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • http://jointyicroissanty.blogspot.com/ jointyicroissanty

    Love this kind of sweaters! You combined it perfectly with entire outfit! Beautiful pictures:)


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie! I’m so happy you like the look 🙂 xx

  • http://www.astylediary.com Bankè

    You definitely pulled off the look! Just caught up on your older posts and I think the challenge is quite exciting but not fun when you going through it. Can’t wait to see pictures of your new place…decorating will be fun 🙂 xx

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…yeah! You hit the nail on the head babe! Especially when you’re going through it alone. There are so many challenges to master, but I’m getting there. Baby step by baby step 🙂 Ahh..I moved into a furnished place you see? But once all other important things are sorted, I’ll move into my very own blank canvas 🙂 xx

  • Whitney V

    I love it, love the pics, and you look fantastic! Love an outfit with an edge, with a little something different.. And hey, well if we blog, we don’t mind so much having all eyes on us, do we?! You seem to manage beautifully and gracefully! x



    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks a million Whitney! I couldn’t agree more, though the blog allows me to keep a certain distance between me and the eyes looking at me…it’s a whole different story on the street 😉 xx

  • Nikita

    Beautiful photos, beautiful look! Just perfect! xx


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks boo! That’s so sweet of you :-* xx

  • AF

    oh i hate when i also forget my sunglasses at home! Love the outfit!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…glad I’m not the only one 😉 xx

  • http://www.sugarpopfashion.com/ Stella

    Nein, den Look mag ich wirklich nicht. Ich liebe ihn!! Du siehst so unglaublich AMAZING aus!! Zara ist so genial!
    Lass uns unbedingt mal in Berlin treffen!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Ahhh…du bist aber auch immer super süß und schaffst es, mir selbst an einem schlechten Tag ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zu zaubern! Danke :-*

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    Ok so this is perfect, everything about this look is just way to good!! And those boots are so cool. Love how the black and white makes everything pop in a totally different way.

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Woah…perfect even! You couldn’t have given me a greater compliment! Thank you sooo much 🙂 xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    You do layered looks best! And love these black and white shots, they make the look all the more interesting! x


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks babe! Layered looks are my favourite 🙂 xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Like the look? NO – I’m in awe of the look! The first word that came to mind was ‘phenomenal’ and I think black and white shots are always intense, and the sun-induced frown you’re sporting is making it even more intense. I’m really liking that your rebellious layered look. As per usual – you slayed it girl! <3 xo =D

    PS: Super like the heel – you look mighty dangerous, in a good way, of course!

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Ahhh thanks boo! You made my day! Intense is definitely what I was going for with these shots. Glad I was successful 🙂 xx

  • a possible fantasy

    great shots, cute chunky jumper!

    a possible fantasy

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie 🙂 xx

  • Shaira Manalo

    I love these black and white shots. Your sweater is nice as well 🙂

    Looking forward to see more of your posts!
    Have a nice day! 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Shaira! I’m glad you like the look 🙂 xx

  • nunzia sofia


    Come to check it out my new post:


    Kiss from Rome.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Nunzia 🙂 xx

  • Kaja

    YES! Love it!

    -Kaja xx


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Glad you do, Kaja 🙂 xx

  • http://www.theavantguardian.com/ the|avantguardian

    Girl you are rocking it! This looks so editorial… I had to laugh when I read the first paragraph. But this looks so edgy!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha! Thanks so much sweetie! I felt the same way when I looked through the pictures. I tried so hard to relax my face, but apparently it didn’t really work out. I literally laughed at myself 😉 xx

  • Rosa Mimmino

    :))) also überall grosse Veränderungen, auch in den kleinen Dingen! Ist eine super Idee, aber der Pullover ist auch zu stark!! Sieht total avantgardistisch aus!!!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Vielen Dank Rosa! Freut mich, dass dir das Outfit gefällt 🙂 xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com Lena Chu

    Hey Jasmin I give you props for stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new looks – ones that you create and totally own! So yes I really love this look on you, something about the avant-garde styling and the mysterious black and white vibe that just say “chic and edgy” all around! Great one love! 🙂 xo~ Lena


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Chic and edgy! Love it 🙂 my winter dressing is usually super boring; staying warm definitely becomes a priority once temperatures start lingering around the 0°C mark. But this look is definitely both warm and a bit more interesting 🙂 xx

  • http://elineous.blogspot.nl/ Eline

    Not something I would pick myself to wear, but you’re rocking this look!! And experimenting is always okay! Love it! X

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Ah yes…how boring would it be if we all dressed the same way, right? 😉 xx

  • http://www.junepaski.com/ June Paski

    I love the look so much and the photos make me focus on your look. I said yes for sartorial freedom!

    Xo june


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks June! 🙂 xx

  • #byLily

    I love it! You look stunning with the sunlight on your face. Obviously your layers are amazing, but I can’t stop looking at your beautiful face in these photos <3 hihi..

    X Lily

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks boo! Haha..that beautiful frowny face you mean! I actually had to laugh when I looked at the pics. I tried so hard to relax my face, but it seems I wasn’t too successful! xx

  • http://www.SarandaAdriana.com Saranda Walgaard

    Great look, I love how you experimented with your look and the idea of the duster underneath the knit looks really interesting! Great idea!

    I recognize the sunlight situation haha, I have the same. But don’t worry, you still look gorgeous!

    xoxo Saranda

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Saranda! I’m very happy you like the look 🙂 Ahh yes…the sun. I usually always carry at least one pair of sunglasses in my handbag, but when I go out to take pictures I never take my usual handbag…it’s hopeless 😀 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    I absolutely love how these black and white photographs turned out…very professional and arty…as always the way you layered this outfit is very stylish…and those heels are fantastic!

    My eyes are very sensitive to the sun as well…I’m blind as a bat when the sun is really bright:) That’s why I sometimes wear sunglasses even in winter.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Phew…I’m so glad the pictures turned out well! It’s always a risk to try something new 🙂

      I’m the same in the sun. I just literally can’t open my eyes! xx