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Think Pink

Pink seems to be one of the top colours of this spring for bloggers and celebrities everywhere. The colour isn’t overwhelming (unless you want it to be of course), there is a variety of shades available to suit different skin types and you can incorporate it to your wardrobe with accessories, everyday knitwear, light jackets, coats as well as plain or patterned bottoms. The possibilities are endless.

The title of this blog post was inspired by a movie Funny face (1957) starring Audrey Hepburn, where a magazine editor Maggie decides the latest issue is boring and declares every woman (except her) shall wear pink. Check out stills and lyrics to Maggie’s song about pink:

Think pink

I put together a few of my favourite items and looks from street style and runways and recreated the look with a little help of affordable high-street brands. Here’s the result:

Pink jumper

Pink Zara DiorEven Dior thinks pink this season!

Pink skirt and bag

pink_ada_kokosarAda Kokosar demonstrates you can never go wrong with pink and grey (and metallic to catch the sun).

Pink coat

Pink_at_LFW

Pink coat casual style from London Fashion Week, trendy and wearable – I like that!

Inspiration

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I love the long flowing skirt that Jessica Alba paired with oversized sunglasses, cropped black turtleneck and delicate sandals – she looks like a 21st century Disney princess, doesn’t she? In case you were wondering, she wore this to to Ralph Lauren’s runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September.

I wonder if something like this is appropriate for a guest to wear at a summer wedding (with a sleeveless version of the top, obviously). What do you think?
More about summer wedding outfits is coming soon!

Love,
B

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Dark Orange

Today, I saw the prettiest wool blazer from Zara in dark orange. I loved the shape and cut immediately, but wasn’t convinced about the colour, so I turned to Polyvore for ideas. Here is the outcome:

How to style - Zara dark orange wool blazer
How to style – Zara dark orange wool blazer

Every look shown here is casual, appropriate for everyday use and each of the tops can be easily replaced with a version of it to fit your personal style (for example: white lace top replaced with crisp white shirt or basic white tee etc.). I chose dark washed jeans as main piece of clothing (besides the blazer), because I find complementary colours make a really good basis for an outfit. I paired this with navy flats for spring and tan wedge sandals for colder summer nights. From here on it was just a matter of trying out what looks good and what doesn’t.

How would you style it?

Love,
B

— Update —
Lori suggested pairing this jacket with white jeans cut at the ankle and brown sandals (and brown hair hehe). What a great idea! Here’s my take:

orange jacket

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Edgy Fashionista and Fierce Style Icon Meet Effortlessly Chic

I’ve been a little disappointed lately, when it comes to fashion and I feel like I have to share my thoughts with you. With fashion weeks well behind us and spring that’s finally warming up, it’s supposed to be time for fresh perspectives and diversity, yet there are the same things getting media’s attention over and over again. With so many must haves, celebrity faves and weekly staples it’s no wonder we are forgetting how to be ourselves. Defined style and unique approach to fashion (be it fashion designers, stylists or fashion bloggers) are rarely noticed and covered properly, which is a shame, because they might reach and inspire those who feel left out, with current situation in fashion industry.

And honestly, since when do random pants, Kenzo tiger sweater, flats and too big camel wool coat make someone an instant fashionista? Or why does a fashion magazine consider it “edgy” when someone wears basic black trousers, white printed t-shirt and a plastic Chanel brooch at a fashion event? Beats me. You know, if black trousers and white t-shirt are indeed edgy, there’s at least a thousand women out there at this very moment just as edgy as the style icon at the event. And no, the brooch is not edgy, it’s expensive. Same goes for the “it” ring, “it” necklace, “it” shoes, “it” clutch etc. Sure they’re pretty, some of them even beautiful and they are a great way to complete the look, but the only edgy thing about them is the thin line between looking fashionable and giving off the I’m-trying-too-hard vibe. Here’s my example of crossing the line to the dark side.

too much

 

Don’t get me wrong, I love some of these, just not as an excuse to be “in”.

There’s something about describing fashion this days that makes no sense at all. For example, when someone with a fashion sense decides to wear something casual, everyone calls it effortlessly chic. I’m quite sure they put some effort in choosing those items or it would just look bad. Also the x is the new black phrase is overused and makes no sense whatsoever. Floral is the new black? No it’s not, because black is always fashionable, classy even, while x from the phrase lasts for about two months, after that it’s “so last year”. There’s no right way to use it, even if Ferre said so 30 years ago or if it was used in Funny Face. I think there are many words in fashion industry that bloggers, magazines and advertisers should finally forget about, among which are fierce (snow leopard is fierce, top bun isn’t), something -ista (because lately it’s anythingista and it’s getting too much) and vintage (when it’s used to describe something that was not expensive enough or was bought in a no name shop) to name a few.

So there it is, a summary of everything that has been on my mind since my last post.

What are your pet peeves involving fashion?

Love,
B

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Personal Style

Personal style (PS) is a way of expressing who you are on the inside trough your appearance. First impressions are made of your looks, the way you dress, style your hair, make-up and even your posture. People tend to make about 10 assumptions in the first 30 seconds of the encounter, such as personality, imagination, sexuality, self-esteem and many others.

Audrey Hepburn

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