Berlin Closets: Emilie Boschung Only Wears Four Colors

  • Monday: Monday was freezing and gray —  perfect for a long day at the office. I wish I was wearing a cashmere head-to-toe bodysuit, but I’m super cozy in my big sweater and velvet pants.
  • Tuesday: Today I am running around town to some meetings, but first, coffee! I tend to stick to solid colors so I love the lace-up detail on these pants. It adds something unexpected to a layered look.
  • COS sweater, KIMEM shirt, Alice Le Roi pants—  another option here, Dr Martens shoes, TMM coat— another here, COS scarf, Mansur Gavriel bag
  • Wednesday: I bought this retro little dress in LA right before moving to Berlin. It is freezing here right now, but I am still finding ways to make my LA wardrobe work for the cold weather.
  • Assembly NY dress — another here, Acne Studios turtleneck, Dorateymur shoes
  • Thursday: I can’t get enough of these awesome new jeans I got at Uniqlo. I cut them at the bottom for more of a cropped look. Christophe Lemaire at Uniqlo is the best thing.

    Acne Studios sweater, Christophe Lemaire for Uniqlo pants, Topshop shoes
  • Friday, day: I am in Switzerland, it’s a beautiful and sunny day, but still too cold out to ditch my scarf. Tonight I’m going to a big birthday party.

    Christophe Lemaire for Uniqlo sweater and jeans, TMM jacket — another here, Mansur Gavriel bag, Mammut shoes — others here
  • Friday, night: I love wearing over-the-knee boots as an alternative to stockings. hey keep me warm and the low heel makes for a comfortable night out!

    Miu Miu dress, & Other Stories shoes, ALC clutch
  • Saturday, night: I'm back in Berlin, slightly hungover and with a new haircut. Tonight I am wearing my awesome Acne ‘plastic’ pants to a friend's art show in Mitte. I may be more excited about the pants than the art show.

    COS top — another here, Acne Studios pants
  • Sunday: I am not going anywhere today. I'm waring pajamas paired with my favorite accessories: my two Chihuahuas.

    COS pajamas
Haley Nahman | December 27, 2016


Emilie Boschung brings elevated basics to life for KIMEM (the L.A. and Berlin-based brand she founded and designs for) and also just by living and moving. She embodies what she makes; she’s comfy-cool in person form. Boschung only wears four colors, but without making it feel like a uniform. White, black, navy, gray, repeat. Yet it’s special every time.

Exhibits A, B, C: She wears navy velvet pants and a large knit sweater like pajamas and a suit simultaneously (seems impossible but trust me). She makes a strong case for mini dresses in the winter, which is both provocative and efficient. She makes six layers look as simple as one. Her style sits at the intersection of everyone’s favorite style adjectives: easy and put-together.

We asked her to document a week of outfits and the evidence and her commentary is immortalized in the slideshow above. Enjoy!

Check out KIMEM and follow the brand on Instagram @kimemclothing.