Love Aesthetics

May 12, 2013

Long Coat + Short Short

shorts: thrifted Adidas
coat: made by me
tee: Hema
shoes: courtesy of Tibi
bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

I’m always amazed about how year after year thrift stores, vintage boutiques and seconhand markets have an endless supply of these Adidas running shorts from the 70s and 80s.
Every single person in the world must have owned a few back then, because the current vintage stock doesn’t seem to be running out any time soon.
I got mine last spring and the funny thing about them is that the label inside still says it ‘made in West-Germany’.
Besides using them for their intended purpose; running, they also get worn on lazier days. Their place in my wardrobe isn’t in the workout-gear drawer but among the regular shorts and skirts.

58 responses to “Long Coat + Short Short”

  1. Miss Kutsu says:

    This is exactly what I like right now, long coat with short! Beautiful outfit!

  2. Laura says:

    Nobody could rock sports shorts with a coat. Except you 😉 Are you going to show us the DIY for the coat?

  3. Charlie says:

    I just bought a pair of new running shorts! I wish I’d checked the vintage stores first. The proportions are beautiful with the long coat.

  4. Adelajda says:

    wow, you look cool!

  5. Ch3ryl Wong says:

    Just found your blog and its amazing!

  6. I really want a pair! They are so nice. (Also, happy belated birthday Ivania!)

  7. i want that shorts!

    xoxo from rome

  8. URBAN BEINGS says:

    you look amazing as always! so simple and beautiful!

  9. Julie says:

    I love your combination of long coat and adidas sporty shorts! It looks awesome!

  10. Fifikoussout says:

    well done on the coat!!

  11. Love this look so much! Amazing coat! xx

  12. Sally Barton says:

    Absolutely in love with your DIY coat, looks professionally made, very stunning! xxx

  13. Forever blown away by your sewing abilities. The coat looks great – love how you paired it with something so casual like the Adidas shorts.

  14. so so cool. you clever girl. love it, xxx

  15. ITCHY says:

    So happy to discover your blog, its so different and refreshing, just amazing !

  16. Nathan Moy says:

    I love the long coat and short shorts combo, always a good way to go. I’ve just posted up one my DENIM on DENIM on DENIM outfits. If you like denim, you’re gonna love this! Do tell what you think on the craziness and l hope it entertains 😉

    xx The Provoker

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  18. this is perfection and I want your hair. This blog is such an inspiration

  19. Erin Z says:

    I would never in a million years think of incorporating those shorts into my outfits. You’re brilliant!

  20. HayleyMG says:

    gorgeous outfit and silhouettes 🙂

    Hayley xx

  21. shardette.. says:

    Love wearing athletic shorts not for their designed purpose e.g. with heels & a coat! I did something similar in my most recent outfit post.

    x Sharday

    Shardette Blog

    P.s. I’m having a ROC sunglasses GIVEAWAY.. you should enter!

  22. KxMxA says:

    aren’t you a pure genius? i love the fact, that you’re so damn creative. mixing designer pieces, pieces you make yourself and thrifted stuff. and all those basic colors. you’re one and only.

    much love.

  23. Wat heb je er een prachtige jas van gemaakt! Heel cool geworden…

    X Marjolein – Never Too

  24. I’m on the hunt for those shorts now!! xx

  25. Anny Barros says:

    Long Coat + Short Short sounded so funny.

  26. Your welcome 🙂 I’m so happy to have a comment from you !!! 😮

    I love your blog,
    xx Inès

  27. I used to have a couple of pairs, but stupidly threw then out! The hunt continues for a pair!


  28. your blog is stunning! so many inspiring images, and so well executed:)


  29. Amazing look. You’ve got great style.
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  30. great job with the coat, it’s looks very nice!

  31. Such a crisp look. I love the coat.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

  32. Helen Glory says:

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment about the vid. Love this outfit as always. Have a FAB week.

    Frances Glory x x

  33. you’re fabolous like always

  34. wllwproject says:

    You are one of the few who could really pull off a pair of running shorts with heels i think…

  35. Anonymous says:

    I must be missing something…I can’t imagine wearing this in public. Sorry.

  36. liszy lopez says:

    what is the material u used for the coat? it looks so stiff and seethrough at the same time..

  37. I don’t run, but I need running shorts. Maybe I need a pair in every colour. Yup.x

  38. Vina Saleh says:

    this is wonderful and so beautiful

  39. I wonder what fabric you used for the coat? It’s pretty great x

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  40. Nice pics:) i love your blog ♥
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  42. Combination of long coat with shorts very creative idea.

    Short shorts

  43. Jonell says:

    Your style is stunning! so laser sharp and clean, yet with a bit of quirk. Loving your silver hair by the way! Great taste!

  44. Fanny says:

    oh, I love it ! I don’t find the word but “cute” may be part of it

  45. Those shorts fit perfectly into this look, transforming it effortlessly from minimal to chic sports-luxe.

    Love the outfit, really well considered!

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