Street Style Shoes Fashion Week 2017

If the street style is the highlight of the fashion weeks, the shoes are the spotlight. I have a never ending love for statement shoes and all the shoes used during fashion week are just at another level. Definitely regarding styling, but also the shoes in their own shape. Not convinced? Here are the street style shoes fashion week 2017.  Do note that all of these shoes are from the recent fashion weeks (aka winter time) = not that many colorful heels but more practical boots!

Green Boots

I am completely in love with these ones. They’re edgy, wearable and looks kind of comfy. The mix of colors and prints is a chic and fun combination. Like the classic brown leather meeting the snake print? So good! I also love that shaft height is high and the lacing around. Even better that they’re paired with a patent leather skirt (?). Don’t know how the whole outfit look but I’m sure it’s a stylish one!

Statement Heel

Aren’t these mules going kitten heels the cutest? I used to hate kitten heels when I was younger, but I love them now. Especially when they come with a statement heel in red that is reminiscent of a rope (or those strawberry string candy). I’d wear these with probably anything, perhaps a chic LBD or red culottes?

Lace Up Platform Shoes

I wasn’t sure whether or not to include these Miu Mius shoes. I’m sure you’ve seen the pink ballerina version on social media, but I do have to say that I kind of like these green platforms too. The match of the fabric of the ballerina and the material of the platform is kind of an awkward but chic contrast. Miu Miu definitely found a nice pitch with the gingham lacing. Cute, contemporary and chic!

Tan colored shoes

So it’s official, tan and yellow is a combination to count on. How chic aren’t these ankle boots with the yellow heel? I probably should know the label but I don’t (same one as the kitten heels above, right?). But nevertheless a chic option to play with colorful statement heels to regular shoes. I think they actually work surprisingly well with the grey (even though tan and yellow feels warmer), perhaps because it feels like a mix of the 60s?

OTK Boots

Another thing that’s official is that I’ve found my dream OTK boots. Seriously though, how stylish aren’t these? The OTK boots that have been trending are mainly slim ones in suede, but these ones are so fierce. I love the steady heel and the angular feeling of the material. I’m not even sure where these boots end though? Are they pants going on shoes or what? Love them, please give me them etc.

Spool Heel Shoes

And yes, I do love these spool shaped shoes. Hahah they’re kind of ugly tbh, but a fun and contemporary idea of the historic shoes. I love the awkward shape of the heel and how uncomfortable they look. The bows are a great contrast with the black and keeps the sweet feeling intact. Love the zip detail on the inside too. A bit off but kind of good!

Folks! Some favorites out of these street style shoes? Leave a comment below! Xx

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30 Ideas For Spring Fashion 2017

Folks! Spring is approaching and what’s a better way of embracing it than through the act of fashion? I know you like lists and so do I, so let’s keep it short and concise today. From color choices to ideas of print and accessories. Some classics that are more or less compulsory for spring but also details that are highly relevant for spring fashion 2017!

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Spring Fashion 2017

    1. Pastels – There’s no better time to embrace pastels than during spring and summer. The colors are sweet, flower-like and easy to pull off. Try the pastels with each other, white or denim if you want to keep the color shade bright. How about a baby pink blouse and flared jeans?
    2. Floral prints – I don’t even need to refer to Miranda Priestly here, we know that florals are returning each season. They’re pretty, versatile and there’s a floral print for everyone. Match it with stripes or keep it pulled together by matching the colors of the flowers.
    3. Monochrome white -I don’t know what’s spring if not a bright monochrome look. Especially white is a gorgeous one to do (with red lips). Make it pop with a colorful clutch too!
    4. Navy Stripes – Nautical vibes are also a matter of spring to many. To do this the best way, embrace the navy stripes (white/navy blue combo). 
    5. Blouses – We are certainly living in a time of blouses. Go for one with statement sleeves to keep it stylish for 2017. The light fabric works perfectly for spring.
    6. Trench coats – Not only are they classic, they’re also a chic jacket option for spring. The light jacket is a great one for layering as well as keeping things classic.
    7. Layers – The never ending issue of spring is either being dressed too hot or too cold. Well, go for a layered look and take off a layer as the day passes by. Easy as one two three.
    8. Pea Green – In case you’ve missed, pea green is the color of the year and inevitably a great color for spring. Read here on how to match it.
    9. Distressed jeans – People might have been wearing them through fall and winter too, but they’re obviously a great choice for spring too. Keep the contrast between edgy and preppy by adding a blazer.
    10. Print mix – Go for a statement by mixing prints this year. Clothes in prints are common for spring, which makes your job easier. Pair stripes with florals or dots with squares. Contrasts folks!
    1. Pastel color + Jewel tones – So here’s a fashion secret for you: The pastel colors you love exist in the same color but darker for fall. They’re our beloved jewel tones. Try therefore to match bright green with emerald green. Baby pink with burgundy or baby blue with navy. It’s a chic one!
    2. Fedora hat – A hat for spring is not only stylish but also a great addition for a detailed look. A fedora hat will surely do that work and save you from bad hair days. 
    3. Monochrome – Don’t only go for a white monochrome look but embrace monochrome in all shades (skip black though, you can push yourself further than that). Try bright grey, all pink or all navy?
    4. Distressed/uneven hemline – A trend for spring fashion 2017 is the uneven denim hemline. I talked about it in this post! Style it with your flats or feels to keep it matchy. 
    5. Sneakers – Congrats folks, spring is the season of sneakers. Go for white, colorful or printed ones to keep the spring feeling intact. Obviously a chic choice to do with denim as well as A-line dresses.
    6. Blush pink – Another trend for spring fashion 2017 is the color blush pink. It’s sweet, easy to style and flattering. Read more here.
    7. Culottes – These beloved pants were a hit last season and you can definitely stick with them this year too! Go for flowy, prints, colors or statement. Match with heels or flats to keep the look balanced.
    8. Jumpsuit – If you don’t own a jumpsuit yet, spring is where you should buy one. They’re perfect for spring weather as they’re light yet covering. Go for a print or color you like and I’m sure you have yourself a new favorite piece.
    9. Velvet details – Some people think that velvet is not a fabric for spring as it’s quite heavy. I don’t agree tbh, but if you’re uncertain: Go for velvet details instead. Velvet shoes, bags, scarves and chokers. It keeps the luxury of the fabric without its heavy feeling.
    10. Print + Colors – It’s easy to go for a neutral color (black, grey, nude etc), when going for print. But pick up a color from your print and wear the matching clothing piece in that shade. It keeps it balanced yet colorful.
  1. Blue/white striped blouse – The classic blouse/shirt is a wardrobe staple to many and a fresh choice for spring as well. Go classic with denim or more fashion with culottes.
  2. Popping colors – Spring is where you embrace colors full on. Dare to go for neon yellow, orange, bright red or any other color with intensity. They work so well with bright denim, other popping colors as well as white.
  3. Fishnet tights – The fishnet tights are also fashionable for spring fashion 2017. Try them with denim as suggested here, or why not under a midi coat?
  4. Statement sunnies – Folks, the time is here. The time for going full on statement with your sunnies. Don’t stop at your classic Ray Bans but go for a fun frame, an exaggerated shape or anything beyond the regular selection.
  5. Parisian Chic – Paris and spring is a perfect and romantic combination, so no wonder that Parisian chic feels like the perfect embodiment of spring. You know the drill, go for denim, stripes, beige coats and hats and you’re pretty Parisian looking!
  6. Patent Leather – Also a big trend for spring 2017, read here. Balance the fabric with light fabrics in pieces as blouses, shirts, basic tees!
  7. Denim on Denim – Feels like I’ve talked about it way too much these past weeks but it’s a fierce match, okey? Go for the same shade if you dare or contrast the top and bottom if you’re insecure. Break the look off with a bag or hat in a popping color and you’ll be good to go.
  8. Colorful nails – Perhaps not a fashion thing but I’ll sneak it in here anyways. Go for colorful nails as in pastels, popping colors or white to achieve the spring vibe. Even though I love dark nails, the colorful ones are more matchy to spring fashion.
  9. Crop tops – Crop tops aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Match crop tops this season over your shirt, like here, or go for high waisted skirts or pants to keep it stylish. Why not one in a fun color or print?
  10. Midi skirts – Spring and it’s time to embrace the midi skirts again. Take your favorites and match with colorful tops and layers. I have one in red I like to wear with white tops as well as pink and orange. You know, keeping the life colorful!

Folks! How are you planning to embrace spring fashion 2017? Leave a comment as always! Xx

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Highlights From The Fashion Weeks 2017

Folks! I think it’s time to slowly begin to wrap up the fashion weeks and I do only have a few posts left. I thought it would be about time to pin down some highlights from the fashion weeks 2017.  Looks that were genius in one way or another and deserves a(nother) round of applause. I’ve talked about some before and others are new! And yes, I’d like to apologize in advance for being a hypocrite on this. The past weeks I’ve been praising all the popping colors and prints we’ll see this fall and my highlights includes….zero? Ouch. Sorry about that!

Co

I do very much indeed realize that the cape has no opening for the arms and it makes it highly impractical, but who cares? It’s gorgeous. (If you can find the opening for the arms though, please let me know). I’ve always thought that capes are on the balance of fashion drama and elegance, so a cape for fall is kind of a go! That exact length and camel shade, are both trendy features. The statement button might not have been my first choice, but a nice detail that adds to the excitement. The boots (let’s hope it’s fake) are a fashionable touch and underlines the camel color. I was about to praise the subtle pocket, but as I look at it again, I’m not even sure what it is. The opening for the arm? Lol, folks, whatever this look is: I love it. It looks like an everyday cape for a fashion hero, or something. See full collection here.

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Calvin Klein

The most celebrated look from Raf Simons’ first collection for Calvin Klein is this yellow one with the plastic cover. I’m not too hooked up on that look, but more in love with this all denim look. It’s definitely a nod to denim’s brilliance, but its also a nod to the American fashion heritage. The look ticks off the classical features of an outfit that would be considered as lack of style, but does it with a refined and more sophisticated touch. It’s denim on denim, which to many is either a hit or miss. Above that, it’s paired with a white turtleneck, that looks more uncomfortable than good, and also paired with clumsy shoes that are quite ugly. But. it. still. works. I’m not completely sure what it is, but the exact shade of denim being matches and the simple lines of the jacket are all so good. I love the pointy collar and the pockets too. Well, it shouldn’t work, but it does! See full collection here.

Alberta Ferretti

I know, I know. I’ve already dissected this look to its seams, but can we just embrace it one time more? Because yes, it is that good and I’m far from being over it. First of all, the color choice of navy and white is a perfect classical combination. Secondly, the choice of doing the stripes natural and like brush strokes adds a nice contrast to the preppy feeling. The flow of the dress and the shorter jacket creates a nice balance in the silhouette. That exact choice of hat is not only unusual but feels like an hat for strolls in the city on any given day? Why this looks excels to me is that it presents an idea beyond the material of clothes. Like Paris or Venice. So yes, hands down to this look one more time. See full collection here.

Marchesa

I feel like I have to throw in at least one look that embodies glam as we want it: with fringe, embellishment and a touch of the 20s. And where else to turn if not to Marchesa and their precise feeling for red carpet glam? This blood red dress is a gorgeous creation with the layering of fringe and embellishment. The placement of the two sculptures the dress and frames the body perfectly. The center part is done gorgeously not to mention the effect the long fringe creates. Dramatic, a bit smokey and a modern feeling of the 20s with the length, the features and the neat styling. See full collection here.

 

Carolina Herrera

Okay fine, this look is not genius. It’s quite plain and perhaps a bit too conservative to feel contemporary and upbeat. By its first impression: it lacks energy, excitement or a fun statement to keep the interest going. But but but, take another look at that collar. Yes, that’s damn right. That collar is a work of art. It’s quite simple with its simple lines and all white shade, but the work of layers balanced with the small bow is so good. The collar extends to a statement of shoulder which is a nice, if yet subtle, touch. The three layers of fabric are not only something else but also a nice demonstration of how simple details can take a look far. Cute and delicate might not be your cup of tea, but that collar surely should be everyone’s. See full collection here.

Balenciaga

I talked about this look only a week ago but my crush remains. This contemporary 1980s festive evening gown is fashion geniusness. The petite top of the dress is a perfect contrast to the heavy bow as well as the fall of the lower part. The fabric looks luxurious as few and embodies simple elegance. This dress is a great example of doing a subtle statement: it’s highly visible but not tooo attention-seeking (making sense here). The bow adds a fun twist, but the rest of the dress’ simplicity still keeps it in the safe zone. A lot of us, if not all of us, would choose another pair of shoes – but hey – it’s a fun twist to say at least. On another note: How heavy is that bow? See full collection here. 

Folks! Which one is your favorite look, if it’s even one of these? Leave a comment below and have a darling weekend! Xx

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Preview: Makeup Trends Fall 2017

As I told you in the post on Monday, preview of the fall 2017 fashion trends, here’s a preview of the makeup trends fall 2017. As beauty trends are more limited and precise than fashion trends, I’ve made a shorter list rather than a full on summary. Here are  some of the makeup trends fall 2017:

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Makeup Trends Fall 2017

Colorful For Life

So a colorful fashion for fall has already been clarified, but same goes for the makeup life. Colorful eyeshadows and eyeliners are trending. Of course in traditional shape of powdery eyeshadows, but also creamier ones where the color is more intensified. Oscar de la Renta demonstrated this gorgeously. Vivienne Westwood also went colorful with a neon touch. Versus Versace went a bit smoky with a navy shade. Zadig & Voltaire went more artsy with gorgeous popping shades, like yellow.

1980s Natural Face

I know, a specific look for a 1980s natural face shouldn’t differ anymore from a regular natural face. But you know that Cindy Crawford natural look? With big bushy brows, lips with a slight intensified red shade and a bit bronzy face? Well, that look is accompanying the fashion trends of the 80s. Think healthy, natural and perfected features (like eyebrows but better, natural lip color but stronger). Marchesa, Calvin Klein and Tory Burch all worked this look in different versions.

Simple Statements

I don’t know if this is a reaction to the makeup on makeup looks that are everywhere, but for fall 2017, designers want us to stick to one statement. If you’re going for statement lips, let them be in focus. If you’re going for intensified eyes, leave them at that. Marc Jacobs went for a natural look with bold lips. So did Jason Wu with the perfect shade of red. La Perla went for heavy eyes and nude colored lips.

Artsy lines

TomeVersus Versace and Mulberry are only some of the designers that went for lines with an artsy statement. Not really in terms of a classic cateye, but random or exaggerated  lines in different colors. Perhaps something not for the everyday, but ever so gorgeous and artsy! Mulberry’s makeup look could pass for an everyday makeup look with the framing of the eyes though!

Refined 90s

I don’t care if I only noticed Derek Lam doing this, but oh my such a pretty look. The awkward bright blue shade from the 90s (often done with mauve lips: see here) – but in a refined version. The bright blue is beautifully blended, with a touch of metallic, and the mauve is changed to a glossy lip. And above all: the look is kept as natural as possible. Genius balance of the features! I can definitely go for the 90s makeup if the blue shade is that pretty. 

Folks! Which makeup trend fall 2017  will you be working this fall? Leave a comment! Xx

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5 Trendy Fashion Details Right Now

I did a post like this some weeks ago (here). But you know how it is, trends keep on changing at the pace of life keeps on moving, so it’s time for an update! Here are some trendy details right now:

Corset Belt

This trend is a reminder to us all that it’s very much indeed possible to die the fashion death and go to style heaven. I’m obsessing with the corset belt trend atm. The name might not completely be accurate as it’s more a matter of oversized statement belts. The most popular idea is to do a loose clothing piece and mark the waist with the corset belt. (But it works however you want tbh). Don’t think too much about the statement of it and changing your outfit after the belt. Instead, let it be an extension of your regular outfits and elevate your style while staying true! If you want to nail the style with perfection though, pair it with a jumpsuit. (You’re friggin’ welcome!). Popular styles to work it with: shirt, college sweater, t-shirt.

Blush Color

I’m not too sure why blush is trending as much as it does these days. I mean, the color is a genius one to do with fall colors aka your typical jewel tones. Like blush + navy or blush + burgundy (= gorgeous combinations). But blush is  a color for spring too, with its sweet and embracing tone. It’s also a natural extension to the style of the instagrammers that enjoy a more neutral color palette of beige, khaki green, grey and black. It’s also quite flattering and it works well with floral and trendy pieces as statement sleeves and bomber jackets. As seen in the photo below, it’s a gorgeous color for picking up and highlighting other shades in a print = don’t be afraid to try it yourself!

Patent Leather

So the patent leather trend this time around began with the ankle boots more or less and ever since the material has increased in popularity. It’s still most common in black, but more red and white is popping up. The glossy material is still a match for the shoes but is going more frequent as leggings, pants, bags, skirts, dresses and jackets! I might do a full post on how to style patent leather as it’s actually is one of the most fun materials to work with. Instinctively though, try it with denim, knit or even suede. Think about the contrasts!

Uneven Denim Hem

This is a warning to us all folks, we will hate this trend in a few years! I sometimes wonder if it began as a failed DIY experiment as pretty much anyone can take a pair of old jeans and do the hems uneven (quite the saving tip actually). It is not a specifically beautiful trend, quite the contrary: it’ pretty ugly. But this trend is also a great example of fashion being more expressive rather than polished gorgeousness. The uneven hem trend is mostly done with fishnet tights underneath and a pair of statement heels to it. I also like it with sneakers and it’s a gorgeous contrast with flats too! I hate that I love this trend, but also the other way around.

Crop tops over shirts

I’m going specific with this trend as, crop tops over t-shirts and dresses have been done for quite some time now. But crop tops, in a bra style, is quite the trend these days. Like a compromise of wearable office wear but still with a fashion edge. It’s often done quite casual with denim or loose pants. The shirt can be a bit loose and the crop top quite defined (and work like a belt almost). It’s a good balance to the covering fabric of the shirt. This trend is great to play with colors and prints. Let the crop top or shirt contrast the piece you want to have in focus! Tbh, this trend is kind of a version of the corset belts, so choose the one you love the most or work both!

Folks! What trendy details are you working right now? Drop a comment! Xx

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