When your style has multiple facets: casual and relaxed, edgy, and luxe, yet it is always faithful to a neutral palette, clear lines, and playful silhouettes, it is necessary to classify them and pinpoint their main characteristics. In my previous post I showed you some of my favorite casual looks last year. However, here are some of my absolute favorites, which are edgier and more elegant looks.
From labels like Jacquemus, Beaufille, Jil Sander, and Tibi, my wardrobe is full of structured, elegant, and statement minimalistic pieces alongside high quality basic staples. While in my closet you will find cozy cashmere knits, full length and fluffy coats, sneakers, and all things hygge, you will also find asymmetric, ruffled, and statement garments. Open back tops, ruffled hemlines, cold and off-the-shoulder cuts, sculptural shoes, and dramatic silhouettes are a huge reason why I love fashion and why I started blogging in the first place.
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Here’s the first part of the recap of my best outfits of 2017 featuring mostly minimal and relaxed looks. They also happen to be my reader’s favorites as well as being some of my best fall and winter outfits.
Wearing: Beaufille Coat (last season, but find similar here and here), BeaufilleDress (on sale and budget option here), Uterqüe Over The Knee Boots (shop similar here and here), The Frankie Shop Flower Drop Earrings (similar), CélineSunglasses c/o Pretavoir, and a Boyy Karl Bag
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No one beats a label with designs after your own heart, so wearing this Beaufille dress on New Year’s Eve was an obvious choice.
Wearing: Reformation Coat (old, but shop similar styles here and here), Vans Old Skool Sneakers, Mango Checked Pants (similar here), Hope Grand Sweater (similar here), Acne Studios Pansy Beanie (budget option here), Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses, and a Saint Laurent Bag (similar here)
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Nothing beats a pair of cool kicks like the Vans Old Skool black sneakers to add an air of nonchalance to your everyday winter outfit.
We often forget that love and understanding is a far bigger present than any material gift. We often forget the real point about Christmas and get carried away with all the expectations, stress, and (incredible) pressure we are faced with during this time of the year, which is actually sad, because the real important thing gets lost. At the end, what really matters becomes overshadowed by materialism the one day of the year, which could be a new opportunity to reconcile with other human beings close to us (even though I believe it could also be done any other day, but Christmas is supposed to represent this opportunity if no one dares to do it some other time).
If we didn’t or couldn’t for some reason get a gift for someone else, we would rather think to ourselves, ‘How awful!’ instead of actually burying the hatchet, instead of building bridges, instead of giving the gift of empathy or listening, which is more valuable than any other. It sounds like in a bad movie, right? But that’s how we often act. Why are we always so blind? Why is it hard for us to see ourselves? We believe in giving others constructive criticism, but why don’t we apply it to ourselves? That is an enigma to me.
I see babies who can barely walk or talk for that matter being overwhelmed with a mountain of material gifts they can barely understand, we are basically raised to see richness in gifts as richness in Christmas. It is an integral part of our culture. But it shouldn’t be. Neither do I intend to be judgemental nor am I saying that material gifts are bad per se, I am just questioning the extreme we take this to often.
In conclusion, I was just thinking all these things to myself yesterday and today and hope we human beings are able to see past the superficial things and see into the things that really matter: Your family, your friends, and the gifts that matter the most.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I sincerely hope you are all spending a lovely time with your loved ones. x
Wearing: H&M Teddy Coat (shop similar here and here), Cos Wide Leg Pants (old, but find similar here, here, and here), Acne Studios Adriana Sneakers, Asos Turtleneck (similar here), and an Acne StudiosBeanie (budget alternative here)
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When it comes to embracing hygge in the form of a cozy winter outfit, go big or go home, because learning a thing or two on how to wear an oversized coat and mastering oversized dressing can do no harm.
Wearing: Issey Miyake Crossbody Bag c/o Issey Miyake, JacquemusJacket, Zalando Leather Pants, H&M White Boots (similar here), Dolls Kill Leather Beret, and Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses
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Art Nouveau didn’t just fade away during the second decade of the 20th century. It isn’t limited to Gaudí’s masterpieces of organic architecture or to Alfons Mucha’s decorative illustrations. It still lives in nature-inspired design such as this Issey Miyake crossbody bag, which epitomizes art and technology-driven design meeting the highest form of fashion with its geometric, pleated texture and pristine appearance.
When it comes to buying and choosing the best gifts for him, you should avoid being overcomplicated, as guys mostly go for straightforwardness and functionality. Scroll down to find out some tips on how to choose what to buy for the men in your life.
Whether you are a gal looking for the best gifts for her BFF or a guy breaking his head thinking about what to get to his significant other, you can never go wrong with evergreen gifts, i.e. items that stand the test of time, which are already considered ‘classics, or which will always be functional or could even last a lifetime. Scroll down for Christmas gift ideas that those women in your life will love. Guaranteed.