Tweed is currently experiencing a major fashion moment. While I’m not sure, if the beautiful material has ever been out of style, I’ve been spotting tweed pieces more and more lately. Swap your autumnal tweed jacket for shorts and skirts, go for bright and fresh colors and you’re instantly ready for spring. Tweed is being restyled and reinvented this season.
Whenever I think of tweed, Chanel immediately comes into my mind. The material has always been associated with the French brand. However, tweed is currently experiencing a modern update and is seen everywhere from low budget to high end.
Tweed for spring
I recently found my beautiful tweed effect shorts at IRO. I love their casual style, the frayed details and open seams. They have a slightly oversized and very short fit. The matching belt can be knotted to create a nice paper bag waist. A shape that has been a runway favorite and is seen everywhere lately. Sometimes paper bag waists can be a little tricky to style. Whenever you wear paper bag pants, you should always make sure you’re not hiding the characteristic waist. Go for a fitted tee or a French tuck and choose cropped tops before oversized and long sweaters. This way, you are not adding more and more material to the ruffled up waist and are keeping proportions balanced. Properly styled, paper bag pants can create a flattering waist and endless long legs.
My look in details
I decided to go for a cropped, yet oversized fit and opted for this light pink Acne sweatshirt. The sweatshirt perfectly matches the colors of the shorts and creates an unusual yet harmonious silhouette. This spring look wouldn’t be a proper spring look without my beloved Miu Miu heels. I’ve been wearing them in several blogpost now and will for sure wear them all summer. They are so versatile and round off every kind of outfit.
Choosing a classic bag, is always a good idea. It instantly adds elegance and a timeless approach to the whole outfit. I love my Hermès Kelly bag. It is one of my favorite wardrobe staples.
Suits, suits, suits. More and more designers are strongly showing their support for female power through design. The future is female and sometimes beauty definitely lies in simple looks.
Power suits for spring
Color is powerful. The modern power suit is feminine and so much fun. Black, grey and the typical check pattern, are being replaced by bright and eye-catching colors. Pink, red or yellow are some of the colors to choose from for your spring pantsuit. A fresh way to style the suit this season. It makes getting dressed in summer super easy. A nice suit is the perfect easy-to-style apparel. It gives you many options, both in terms of off-duty and business wear.
How to pull off a tailored two-piece? As always the answer is, less is definitely more. To keep the suit from looking too formal, pair it with a sporty, simple tee and opt for flats instead of heels. This way your suit looks far more casual and you don’t feel too buttoned up. Chunky white sneakers are also always a good choice when you want to dress down. They instantly add some street style vibes to your look. Go for heels or strappy sandals when you want to wear a suit at night. Choose a nice lace bra or cropped top instead of a basic T-shirt et voilà, you’re ready to go.
The Theory suit
I decided to go for a very casual look today and styled my new suit in a relaxed and effortless way. However, my new Theory two-piece is the perfect allrounder and can be worn for almost every occasion. It is made of pure linen and will for sure be my favorite companion this season. The jacket comes along in a bright fuchsia with a double-breasted front, a classic collar and a slightly elongated silhouette. I really like the contrasting picture of a classic style and fit and the modern bold color. An elegant yet contemporary look. The linen pants have a straight leg and a flattering high waist. The slightly loose fit is beyond comfortable.
My look in details
As I already mentioned above, simplicity is key when styling a suit. I therefore opted for a white sporty tee and my all-time favorite Chanel slides. It is such a fresh and casual way to style a suit this season and it instantly changes the whole picture we normally have in mind, when thinking of a suit.
You can style them casually for a relaxed off-duty outfit or sophisticated and chic for a business meeting: track pants can be combined in many different ways. I have already written and talked about the current athleisure trend before. You can find my style guide on how to wear track pants here.
The last years track pants have devolved from fashion faux pas to an unavoidable must-have. Nevertheless are track pants still significantly undervalued. For the perfect look you combine statement pants with classic and timeless pieces. It’s all about finding the perfect balance between athletic and chic. Track pants are great allrounders and can easily be dressed up and down. They are an outstanding piece for any kind of outfit and always set a statement. Normally I like to style my track pants very sporty. Today however, I decided to pair them with a fancy blazer instead.
The Palm Angels track pants
The key piece in today’s outfit are these perfect black after sport pants. They are made of a relaxed-fit technical satin and have a mid-rise. The lightweight material is beyond comfortable. The pants feature a logo jacquard elasticated waistband, drawstring hems and big side pockets. I like the way the Palm Angels logo is printed on the waistband. A nice eye-catcher that creates a cool street style attitude. I love their casual and sporty manner, making me think of American style and street culture.
My look in details
Track pants can easily be styled for everyday occasions. All you need to do is use them as your key- and statement piece and work with classic pieces to complement your look. Nothing screams more business than a timeless black blazer. Blouses, shirts and blazers are perfect for adding an elegant touch to the trendy pants.
I decided to go for an all-black look. The success of an all-black outfit always lies in the details. Shades and materials play an important role. I always try to find fabric contrasts and like to concentrate on an interesting silhouette. I recently found this black blazer at Zara. It has an oversized fit, long sleeves, a medium length and classic collar. I love the way it instantly upgrades the casual track pants and adds a chic business attitude to my look. Im trying to keep things simple by wearing a black Adidas cropped top. It picks up the sporty style again and flatters my silhouette. My strappy Gianvito Rossi heels round off my look and add some sparkle and femininity to my outfit.
I love a good pair of perfect-fitting, comfortable jeans and I always like to wear a cozy sweatshirt. Pairing both, sweatshirt and jeans, is my favorite go-to casual outfit. Perfect for relaxed weekends, when you want to look unfussy yet stylish and cool.
Never underestimate a good fitted pair of jeans and a casual hoodie. Because sometimes less is definitely more and sweatshirts have surely evolved into a versatile wardrobe necessity. There is a classy element to basic sweatshirts that is often underestimated.
The Palm Angels journey originally started as a coffee table book of black and white photography, shot by photographer and designer Francesco Ragazzi, documenting architecture and portraits of the LA skate scene. In 2015 Francesco Ragazzi designed his first ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter. Palm Angels combines Italian craftsmanship with the casual flair of California. Francesco Ragazzi celebrates the relaxed yet characteristic skateboard scene in LA, without loosing his Italian roots. His collections are very youthful and extremely versatile. Skate-inspired apparel for both, men and women. Casual tees, hoodies and sweatshirts are always the key-pieces of the collections.
My look in details
The main actor in today’s outfit is this black Palm Angels cotton hoodie. It is beyond comfortable and extremely cool. It has a cropped fit, a big hood and striking pink drawstring tie fastenings. The branded elastic waistband and the printed logo on the chest are nice eye-catcher and add a cool street style attitude to the look.
Denim is always a good idea. I opted for this light blue pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans. I love the classic style and the boot cut leg. Whenever I wear boot cut jeans, I instantly go for heels instead of flats.But this time I decided to go with my Chanel flats. These have turned into my daily companion. Of course you can never go wrong with white heels for spring. I like to look put-together and stylish but without too much fuss.
My Hermès Kelly bag is one of my favorite wardrobe staples. It is classic and always elegant. I love to pair a sporty sweatshirt with timeless pieces. It creates a nice and interesting contrast.
It is no secret that tie-dye is currently taking over every fashion girl’s wardrobe and will be a major must-have for summer. And I have to admit: I totally love it! If you haven’t seen my previous blogpost on how to style a tie-dye sweater yet, make sure to read it here.
Tie-dye is currently being interpreted in many different ways. What was originally associated with the hippies, has turned into a MUST for fashion lovers. When you want to play it safe, I recommend to go for a classic and easy look. You can’t go wrong with a combination of tie-dye sweater, jeans and heels. However, I wanted to show you another, more exciting way of wearing tie-dye while pulling off two major spring and summer trends.
The boiler suit
Over the past few seasons we have seen a change in style and in aesthetics: comfort has definitely become priority. Skinny jeans, heels and tote bags have moved aside for chunky trainers, belt bags and track pants. It is therefore no surprise, that the boiler suit is finally taking its place alongside these other comfortable trends. A trend that has its original roots in workwear has managed to develop into my easiest go-to staple. It is reminiscent of a mechanic’s overall, a garment that women wore for the first time during World War II to work in factories. Nowadays it is comfortable, versatile and super cool. A boiler suit is the perfect one-piece. Whereas a jumpsuit tends to be more tailored, a boiler suit has a slightly looser fit. Having its roots in workwear, its typical features include a full zip, chest pockets and a durable fabric.
A boiler suit instantly adds ease and coolness to your look. It embodies a unisex image. As if you had just effortlessly borrowed the suit from your boyfriend. The suit stands for potential, empowering women to dress for themselves.
My look in details
I really have to say, pieces with tie-dye patterns are surprisingly easy to combine. Especially when you keep your outfit simple and choose neutral pieces. I love khaki. It is such a timeless and neutral color that can simply go with anything. My Citizens of Humanity boiler suit is perfect for spring. It is made of pure cotton and comes along with long sleeves and a straight leg. Large chest pockets and a classic collar complete the design. I really love the fact, that you are wearing top and trousers in one. Combining the simple boiler suit with the eye-catching MSGM long sleeve creates a beautiful, harmonious contrast. I love its multi colored print, sheer finish and fitted silhouette. Since I wear oversized shirts and jackets most of the time, it is actually very pleasant to wear something fitted again.
Can you guys tell, that I absolutely love my white Miu Miu booties? I’ve been wearing them non-stop lately and I still have many possible combinations in my mind. White booties are super versatile and great for any kind of spring look.
Spring/Summer 2019 will be the season of prints. Almost every designer embraced statement prints on the runways. From tie-dye, to animal and silk scarf prints, more is definitely more this season. Get ready for clashing styles, bold colors and eye-catching patterns.
Will tartan ever go out of style? For sure no! Over the past years however, the pattern has experienced a modern update from season to season and has turned into a staple for every woman’s wardrobe. Checked shirts, skirts and pants are laid back yet outstanding statement pieces, combining conservative aesthetics and urban coolness. This season the traditional pattern isn’t worn subtly at all: You wear tartan all over in eye-catching colors. It is such an easy yet exceptional look. You don’t need to add much more to create an interesting outfit.
London punk meets a jolly Mediterranean essence. The designers behind Marques’Almeida are Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida. The Portuguese design duo studied together at London’s Central Saint Martins College. After working for Vivienne Westwood, they founded their own brand in 2011. Marques’Almeida has a very youthful and effortless aesthetic. It combines big city vibes with traditional Portuguese roots.
My Marques’Almeida look
I am totally in love with my two-piece Marques’Almeida look. I am wearing an oversized shirt and matching skirt from the current SS19 collection. The whole collection is dominated by statement pieces with unexpected fits and proportions and bright and youthful colors. My checked shirt has an oversized fit, two large pockets and a buttoned front. It is the perfect piece for cool layering-looks. I absolutely love the utility-inspired style and the distressed hem. The checked cotton is actually a homage to Portuguese fishermen’s workwear. I combined the more masculine shirt with a feminine mini skirt. The black belt with the eyelets creates a nice contrast and adds some cool 90s vibes to the outfit.
My look in details
When you wear tartan all over, you only need a few key pieces to complete your look. Since temperatures still do not remain stable throughout the day at this time of the year, I always choose different layers. You can never go wrong with a basic white Wolford body. I really love the quality and the fit. It not only keeps me warm but also balances out the eye-catching look. I always like to use basics to not look over the top.
I opted for black accessories and black shoes to match the color of the belt. Wearing knee-high boots with skirts, will be my go-to spring look. They are a great staple to have in your wardrobe and instantly elevate any kind of look. My Jimmy Choo boots are super versatile with a perfect every day heel height. You can never go wrong with a classic Chanel bag. It will match and upgrade any outfit you decide on. A perfect off-duty look.
As you guys now I am a huge fan of Louis Vuitton. Not only am I obsessing over their collections I have also developed a great love for their incredible perfumes.
The world of fragrances
In 2016 Louis Vuitton dived into a new territory of fragrances and started their journey of scents. Since then Louis Vuitton has released several fragrances, each of them precisely composed by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud in Grace. The perfumes are all very different, yet always united in their extremely femininen and floral notes.
Last year Louis Vuitton gave me the opportunity to visit Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grace and go on an unforgettable journey of scents. You can read everything about it in my blogpost here.
Fragrances of travel and endless summer
This year Louis Vuitton continues its beautiful journey with three new perfumes „Les Colognes“. Travel. Always and forever is the theme of the new collection. Deeply inspired by Los Angeles, Louis Vuitton creates an image of endless holidays, astonishing destinations, capturing the sun, the sky, gardens and the sea. The new perfumes are scents of optimism that announce, intensify and extend the feeling of summer. They are the colors of summer and endless warm summer nights. As I cant wait any longer for spring and summer to arrive, these fragrances set me into the right mood and make it easier for me to wait until temperatures will finally rise.
Their names carry the promise of adventure and endless travel. Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim. Three fragrances that all have the spontaneity of Colognes paired with the sophistication of perfume.
Louis Vuitton always combines heritage with innovation and style. The French Maison has created Cologne Perfumes, a new term for perfumes that illustrate the special relationship between the lightness and airiness of a citrus and the depth of flowers.
To underline the cheerfulness and joy the perfumes create, Louis Vuitton has invited Alex Israel, an LA based multimedia artist, to create the packaging. Pairing the fragrances with symbolic artwork, perfectly captures the spirit of each scent.
What does California smell like?
Deeply inspired by a L.A setting, Louis Vuitton has created three new fragrances that express the Californian way of life. Long stretches of beaches, palm trees, cacti and that special sunlight. The West Coast is wild, free and passionate. Features that Louis Vuitton wants to indicate through their fragrances. Each scent is influenced by the others, while also standing alone.
„Sun Song“ is the yellow perfume bottle. An oversized sunglass lens that looks like a shot of light, decorates the packaging. A cheery combination of orange blossom, citron, and musk. It chants of beautiful weather and the sunlight reflected in the sea. Orange blossom determines the scent, whereas citron boosts the ambiance and sets a crisp accent. Musk caresses the fragrance discreetly.
“It’s a Grasse native’s dream to work with orange blossom in its noblest extracts — neroli, orange blossom absolute and the vivacious essence of petitgrain.” (Jacques Cavallier Belletrud)
The green bottle is “Cactus Garden”, a very earthy and fresh combination of maté, bergamot and lemongrass. Its packaging shows a beautiful landscape with a cactus that is supposed to offer shade from the hot Californian sun. The maté is the central smokey element of the fragrance, accompanied by the bitter and powerful bergamot. Lemongrass completes the fragrance and adds a sharp burst of energy.
“The maté is the central element, a note I love for its slightly smoky quality and the complexity it expresses in its tropical forest ambiance.” (Jacques Cavallier Belletrud)
„Afternoon Swim“, the blue bottle, is full of energy. A powerful and strong combination of orange, bergamot and mandarin. A refreshing blend that reminds you of the sea washing over your skin on a hot summer day. The packaging features Israel’s signature wave motif. Taking a dip into the ocean of senses, a wave of bliss. The citrus note is extremely fresh. It invigorates the perfume. A touch of ginger and bergamot sets a great contrast to the fresh and fruity orange and mandarin.
“The orange is from Sicily; it’s saturated with juice, like
an explosion of vitamins that create a sensation of immense freshness. Then bergamot takes over, culminating in the profound character of mandarin. The combination of these three notes has great magnetic powers.” (Jacques Cavallier Belletrud)
I am wearing Louis Vuitton from head to toe. You can take a look at the beautiful SS19 collection here.
Anzeige/Ad: Sportswear, athleisure, streetwear– how ever you want to call it. Sometimes it just has to be comfortable. I always like to be stylish and fashionable, yet like to feel cozy and relaxed. I’ve been swapping jeans for track pants a lot lately and feel very appropriate and confident with it. Comfort has definitely become priority and we should all embrace the athleisure style a bit more often.
The typical Alexander Wang look is often described as the laid-back model- off-duty look. Starting with a small collection of knitwear in 2005, Alexander Wang has developed into every It girl’s go to designer. The style is sporty and relaxed with a cool grunge tendency. Combining basic wardrobe staples with outstanding statement pieces, innovative shapes and fits. The perfect interpretation of an effortlessly cool New York style. Exactly what I like.
Sweatshirt meets track pants
These Alexander Wang balloon track pants are somewhere between leisurewear and athletic. They are a cool statement and extremely versatile. They are ideal for a cozy off-duty look, but also perfectly work with heels for a sophisticated outfit. I love the high-waisted and loose fit and the elastic ankle cuffs. The balloon shape is super fashionable and cool. They have an elastic drawstring waist to create a beautiful defined waistline and side slit pockets. I’m in love with the reflective silver color. Sometimes y0u have to set a statement.
I decided to go for a total Alexander Wang look and opted for this bright yellow sweatshirt. It is perfect to freshen up your dark winter wardrobe. Spring is just around the corner and I already told you in a previous blogpost here, that yellow will clearly be one of the biggest fashion trends for spring 2019. I am starting to really love yellow and I’m pleasantly surprised of how it instantly upgrades any kind of outfit without looking over the top. The cropped and oversized style of this Alexander Wang sweater perfectly fits with the high waisted pants and creates an interesting silhouette. It is made from super soft cotton. It has a crew neck, dropped shoulders and a small embroidered logo at the chest.
My look in details
Most of the time less is definitely more, sometimes however you just need to add that extra bit of sparkle to your outfit. While I have kept my outfit super simple and sporty, I really wanted to splash out with my bag. I’m so in love with the Fendi baguette bag. I already told you that the iconic baguette shaped handbags are celebrating a huge comeback this season and are a homage to the designs from the late 90’s. My new multicolor baguette bag is the perfect eye-catcher. It is made of the signature FF jacquard fabric and is playfully decorated with beautiful embroidery and colorful sequins.
White booties are definitely one other must-have for spring. I already wore these beautiful Miu Miu heels in my blogpost here. They are super comfortable and round off every kind of outfit. As you guys now, I love clashing styles. I just had to wear heels with this sporty look.
Anzeige/Ad: This week I was invited to Rome to celebrate the unveiling of the Forever Fendi, a new watch collection for 2019. The presentation of the new Timepiece Collections took place in the special setting of the FENDI headquarters at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. It was a one-of-a-kind FENDI experience and an unforgettable trip.
Since 1988, FENDI has began its journey into the world of luxury timepieces. Combining true Italian taste and Swiss craftsmanship, FENDI has designed outstanding collections for women and men. The Roman luxury brand is known for precise craftsmanship and deep heritage. All FENDI timepieces are manufactured in Switzerland. Focusing on the opulence of materials and colors, FENDI combines both, aesthetics and performance. Over the years Fendi has unveiled some of the most iconic timepiece designs for men and women. Available from April, it is time for something new: The Forever Fendi collection.
Forever Fendi, is a new watch collection for women, inspired by FENDI’s heritage and signature. It expresses timeless elegance and ultimate sophistication. Diamonds and genuine stones come together in a cosmopolitan watch design. It is precious and highly feminine yet pays a tribute to FENDI’s heritage designs, such as the iconic interlocking FF logo, which shapes central links on the watch bracelet, celebrating the iconic color-block aesthetics. The Forever Fendi is an outstanding timepiece, reflecting FENDI’s fondness for high quality materials paired with experimentation. Round curves, enriched with precious diamonds on the bezel or a chatoyant tiger eye stone dial. The Forever Fendi watch is feminine, lady like and glamorous. The new FENDI timepiece will be available in different styles and two sizes. Find the version that suits you best.
The Forever Fendi watch and the entire Fendi Timepiece Collection were presented in a spectacular way. The special setting included two new fountains from „The Shapes of Water“ art installation, the theme of FENDI’s art installation at last year’s Design Miami. I had the unique opportunity to see the whole collection and watch Fendi Timepiece artisans working on site for a real watch-making live exhibition.
My FENDI outfits
The FENDI SS19 collection: Romantic patterns meet utility inspired styles. Modern cuts and shapes go hand in hand with the traditional trademarks of the legendary fashion house. The Spring/Summer 2019 collection is Karl Lagerfeld’s penultimate collection. I love the way Fendi has developed over the years and how the brand always combines heritage with current must-haves. Pockets upon pockets, tool kit belts, transparent rain coats, utility pockets on delicate silk blouses and sportswear inspired pieces. The spring collection is very functional, casual and super stylish. Yet not all was super sporty. Throughout my stay in Rome, I had the opportunity to wear two different outfits from the current collection. FENDI from head to toe: a dream come true!
My look for the Fendi Cocktail Dinner
For the first evening of my stay in Rome, FENDI organized a wonderful cocktail dinner to celebrate the launch of the new Forever Fendi Timepieces. It was an amazing evening and such an honor for me to wear this beautiful Bohemian inspired dress. Exclusive embroidery and feminine transparency. It is such an outstanding dress and the perfect piece for an exclusive and chic evening. As you guys know, I love clashing styles and always try to balance out my looks. Cycling pants and nappa leather bomber meet noble dress. What more can I say? I love the way FENDI styled the dress on the runway.
My look for the Forever Fendi Presentation
For the FENDI presentation I opted for a slightly more relaxed and casual outfit. This total FENDI look was love at first sight. I’m wearing a beautiful beige cotton shirt with short kimono sleeves, funktional and super stylish breast pockets and applied pockets at the hem. The integrated tie belt emphasizes the waist and underlines its outstanding appearance. I decided to combine the elegant blouse with a pair of sporty pants. Cycling shorts have already been a major trend last season and they are here to stay. These high-waisted shorts have an outstanding quality and fit. They are made of black lycra and are decorated with a 3D F motif. Utility wear is an important thing this season. This amazing tool kit inspired belt is the perfect accessory for every outfit. Multifunktional and extremely fashionable. It features a removable mobile phone pocket, a multipurpose pocket, a key ring and clip.
Spring and summer 2019 will be loud and extremely colorful. I already told you that yellow will be a big thing this season. However tie-dye is currently taking over and will be THE major must-have for fashion lovers. The hippie pattern from the 70’s celebrates its big comeback this year and I am more than ready for it.
The Proenza Schouler Spring 2019 ready-to-wear-collection is already dominated by beautiful tie-dye business looks and cool bleached-out acid wash. Prada has started to sell a tie-dye Sidonie bag and some of the well-known high street brands are slowly taking after them, too. The pattern will be interpreted in many new and exciting ways this year. What was originally associated with hippies in the 70’s has developed into something big, way beyond DIY T-Shirts. You will find the pattern everywhere this season and yes, you will definitely be able to even wear some of the pieces to work. Silk blouses, blazers, skirts and coats, there is nothing that could not be decorated with the tie-dye pattern. However, the iconic tie-dye sweater, classic jeans and high heel outfit still works best.
How to wear the pattern
At first I was a bit skeptical, but I have to say, pieces with tie-dye patterns are surprisingly easy to combine. There are only a few things to bare in mind. The right styling is the most important: keep the rest of the outfit simple, choose timeless pieces and definitely never go for a mix of patterns. After all, we all want to look sophisticated and stylish.
My look in details
This amazing Balmain pullover was love at first sight. It is such a unique piece and simply perfect for a layed-back tie-dye look. It has a slightly oversized fit, in shades of blue, made from a luxury blend of wool and cashmere. I decided to style the pullover with a pair of classic white Re/Done jeans. They are the perfect balance to the eye-catching sweatshirt. Black bags and shoes round off my look and create an harmonious picture. If you don’t own a Boyy bag yet, hurry up and quickly get your hands on the new it-bags.