In a few days, on the 1st of August, the Swiss will celebrate their National Day. Switzerland is known for its chocolate, watches, cheese, banks, mountains and…neutrality. Their neutrality is the oldest one in the world, dating back to the Treaty of Paris in 1815. The celebration of their National Day has its origin a bit later. The founding of the Swiss Confederacy in 1291 was celebrated for the first time 600 years after the event (1st of August 1891) and annually since 1899.
So far some historical dates (if you are one of my Swiss readers, you can impress your friends with these dates, casually mentioning them while enjoying your Cervelat and watching the fireworks on the 1st of August). To celebrate the Swiss National Day I have chosen to show you a very, very neutral outfit.
Trousers: H&M, Blouse: KY création, Bag: Maddison (all previous seasons)
It’s an outfit that goes well for many occasions: I wear it in the classroom, but it’s equally suited to enjoy an excellent lunch or dinner with friends or to wear when visiting a city for a day (although I would swap the pumps for low heal shoes or ankle boots to do so).
The trousers are made of slightly stretched material, which makes them absolutely comfortable to wear. The blouse is truly romantic because of the rushes, collar and bow at the back. Adding one of my mum’s necklaces brings the colour scheme perfectly into balance. I am ever so happy with this neutral outfit, though I normally tend to wear stronger colours.
How about you? Do you wear neutrals or do you prefer colourful outfits?
PS: For all my Swiss friends and readers: Happy 1st of August and enjoy the celebrations!