Spring Trends – Street Style Edition 2017

Folks! I’ve been mainly talking about the upcoming fall trends these past weeks, but the fact of the matter is that the spring trends are what’s current (no shit Sherlock). I did the report for the spring trends back in October (this post), but here’s the street style version of it. How you can pull off the look yourself and what to think about. When it gets down to it, street style is often more relatable than runway outfits! So, here are the spring trends 2017 – street style edition 2017. And oh, expect the looks I’m talking about, I included some other related outfits for inspiration in the slideshows!

Stripes for life

Stripes are always trending and in different versions of it. This one below is a great example of going for the stripes but still keeping it subtle. The navy and grey combo is something different than the regular b/w and feels stylish and fashionable. To enhance the stripes, a jacket in the same shade is genius option. Style tip to remember? Go for choice of stripes and pair it with a same colored duo. Break it off with a third piece or an accessory in another color.

Flowers for spring

There’s nothing new to say about flowers for spring, really. But try to find different versions of styling them, versions that keeps things interesting and fresh. The outfit below is a lovely demonstration of how florals can be kept more lowkey. It doesn’t always have to be a statement but works lovely as a neutral piece with a small print and subtle colors. To keep the color scale light, pair it with a same colored jacket. And as done in the outfit, break it off with some edgy touches of black and leather.

1980s Style

I’m not the only one cringing in relation to this style, but the 1980s are trending and trending big time. So I’ve been searching for modern 1980s looks that I think would be possible to embrace and I do have to say that I’m loving the power shoulders more and more. Or at least I love the yellow blazer jacker below, lol. It’s chic to go full black monochrome and break it off with a popping color. Even better to keep the silhouette narrow and let the blazer be in focus. And the latter is the style trick to remember in this one folks, if you’re going for the 1980s silhouette: keep the rest of the silhouette narrow.

Pink & Yellow

I’m going pink on this one (see inspo for yellow above), but how chic isn’t the pink overall? I love the winter version of it (layered with a turtleneck) and it’s only as classic as Chanel ever can be. Pink is an even easier color for spring as it blends in with the light spring clothes and fabrics. I don’t need to give you specific styling advices on pink more than: pink is power and a better way of life. And apparently I want to go bankrupt with that pink Chanel (whooopps).

Tees with texts

Tees with texts are a matter of trend and more and more frequent among fashion bloggers. I love this modern version of it that feels fresh, trendy and mature. As seen below, instead of having the tee in focus, it’s kept as a subtle detail. The color scale of the tee’s print is reflected in the denim and details, which gives a more coherent impression. Style tip? Focus on the colors and style of the tee and build your outfit around it. If pastels are in focus, enhance the colors with pastel clothes. 

Folks! What spring trend will you be working from this street style edition 2017? Drop a comment and have a lovely week! 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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Preview: Fashion Trends Fall 2017

People are talking about embracing spring fashion and everything, so that’s why it’s an excellent time to talk about fall fashion instead! I mean, who cares that we just survived a long winter and the majority of us are in desperate need of D-vitamin? Fall fashion is the best. And I mean, tbh, as quickly as time passes by these days it’ll be fall next week, lol! Anyways, here’s a preview on the upcoming fashion trends fall 2017!

Fashion Trends Fall 2017

Colorful colors

I firmly believe that the world needs more colors and this couldn’t be more true for the fashion world. Colors are highly associated with feelings and affects us and the people around us. That’s why I’m utterly happy about the vibrant colors that are trendy for fall, and yes, preferably done as monochrome. There is, of course, the color for the year: pea green, but also a lot of yellow, red, blue and pink done from top to toe. Altuzarra worked the yellow and so did Nina Ricci (and also pink). Sibling worked the red life and so did without a doubt Givenchy too. As spring is approaching though, why only make it a matter of fall? Go colorful for spring too, the transition is quite easy!

Oversized Obsession

The oversized life is going crazy for real. I don’t mind it too much though, quite the contrary, I love getting comfy in clothing pieces that are a few sizes too big. You know, food babies and so on ftw. Anyways, the oversized life is touching all styles of fashion. The preppy life is going oversized in terms of blazers, pants and silhouettes. The street style life is embracing oversized hoodies and jackets. Coats in specific are going a bit more exaggerated than last year. Still midi-length but often one or two sizes too big. Especially London Fashion Week went crazy on the trend with countless of designers going for it. Designers that worked oversized: Erdem, Sacai, Haider Ackermann and Simone Rocha – only to mention some! We all do, still, remember the oversized poncho blankets from Mulberry. Please let me know if anyone wants to send me one, I need it as a movable habitat.

Working 9 to 5

We’re living in a time where more women than ever are nailing the work life. So perhaps it’s no surprise that clothes and looks typically associated with the office are trending. A lot of blazers (one of the trends I pointed out specifically from Milan Fashion Week). But also ladylike from Paris Fashion Week with a lot of matching pencil skirts and blazers. Louis Vuitton had a more contemporary approach on the trend with a more youthful vibe. Stella McCartney went office style too, with a British twist. Alberta Ferretti partly embodied the trend too. Whether the designers’ ideas of office clothes suits your life or not, it’s a chic dose of inspiration!

Contemporary Renaissance

Note the word contemporary in the name for this trend, because the modern view of the Renaissance couldn’t be more modern, upbeat, functional and suit the 21st century style more than it does. Instead of layers of uncomfortable fabrics and clothing pieces, we embrace the best details of it. Giambattista Valli went for the epoque, so did D&G as always and Jonathan Simkhai as well. Erdem worked it too. A lot of ruffles, high collars, velvet, some lace and definitely attitude. This trend is perfect for statement sleeves and blouses, also a perfect excuse to use gold and be all dramatic about your fashion game.

Prints & Patterns

Prints and patterns are never out of the fashion game, but are more in than usual this season. We have a lot of prints as in flowers (what else), squares, stripes, dots, postmodern art, stars, plaid, gingham and whatever you can imagine. The flowers are going pretty dark with black, navy and dark green as a common background color. Sibling went pretty retro and so did House of Holland. Tory Burch went classic and feminine with gorgeous flowers and the queen of prints, Mary Katrantzou did it pretty upbeat. The best part about this trend is that there’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy it minimalistic or full on statement – you can make it work!

Folks! Hit me with your favorite trend for fall, going for history or taking it oversized? The post about beauty trends fall 2017 will be up on Wednesday! Xx

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Summary of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017

Some people call Paris the capital of love, I don’t know about that, but I do know that the city constantly cements its position as the fashion capital of the world. The last week of fashion month delivered a good mix of French style, refined classicism as well as trendy looks going youthful. Here’s the summary of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017!

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Notable Shows

Chloé Fall 2017

There were two shows in specific I pointed out as extra interesting this fashion month. One of them is Chloé, with this being Claire Waight Keller’s last collection for the brand after 6 years.  Waight Keller has always kept her design for Chloé a bit retro, a bit feminine and practical. Her last collection might  not have been the best one, but a worthy adieu to an extraordinary run. It was a bit 60s, some 70s, it was floral, yellow and brown in combination, cute collars and looks that felt very Parisian. This cape also existed and if you ask me, it’s pure geniusness and a piece that would justify life, you know. Mercí Claire! See full collection here.

Givenchy Fall 2017

The other one of the two anticipated shoes is Givenchy. It’s the first collection without Riccardo Tisci and a collection of the Givenchy Studio (a successor has yet to be announced). The collection consist of earlier looks from Givenchy with one twist: everything is in red. It’s the iconic Bambi sweater, but in red. It’s the mermaid look (at least that’s what I call it), but in red. And so it goes. The looks are some of the best from the Givenchy’s catalogue and the color red might not make all the outfits justice, but a fun touch nevertheless. This is by all means not a hint of the direction Givenchy is heading towards, but more of a pause and summary of the work so far. See full collection here.

Trends Fall 2017

The trends from Paris are all, not so surprisingly, kind of vintage. We have the space vibe from Chanel, the lady life from the bigger fashion houses and a good dose of the 1980s. The eyes are bronzy and the lips are mahogany (very fancy stuff). It’s a fall for blazers, tweed and dark shades of jewel tones!

Fashion Trends Fall 2017

Space – I rarely speak of Chanel, if not in terms of the brand’s historical impact, as Chanel is a modern reflection of a chocolate box (with the descriptive pictures) – you always know what you’ll get. This year the theme was space and 60s in one good mix. Still very lady, very Chanel and look after look that goes into one another. Anyways, let’s go space with boots, glitter and shades of metallic, I’m here for it! See collection here.

Lady – Leave it to Paris to go full lady style for fall 2017. Or kind of lady meeting the 1980s but also lady style as in houndstooth, tweed, blazers and blouses. The only thing missing is a dog, a pair of red gloves and red lipstick. Chanel, of course, took it to the lady life. So did Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Giambattista Valli. Ladylike for life? Perhaps.

1980s – If there’s only one trend you should know about this spring and upcoming fall, it’s the 1980s (cause I talk about it in every other post). The oversized clothes, the pastel shades and the power suits are everywhere this year. Balenciaga presented a gorgeous dress with a 1980s feeling. Stella McCartney also embraced the decade with oversized blazers and silhouettes. Isabel Marant touched the decade too, with layers, belts and shoulders in focus.

Beauty Trends Fall 2017

Bronzy eyes – Acne took it smokey with bronzy shades for fall. One or two shades of bronze and frame the eyes accordingly. Easy and so good! Also a great match with the darker colors of fall. Both jewel tones, but also the rusty shades! See close-up here.

Mahogany lips – I feel like I’m being very opinionated in this post, but I’m not the biggest fan of celebrity collections in fashion. However, Fenty x Puma hits some high scores every now and then. As for fall, doing a Mahogany shade for the lips is a homerun! Play with the depth of the color with more red or brown in the lipstick to find your precise shade. And yes, kind of chic with the sporty fashion. See below.

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Designer Spotlight: Giambattista Valli Fall 2017

Ironically enough, Givenchy didn’t give us the dark design aesthetic that Tisci often did, but – so did Giambattista Valli. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought of this collection as Givenchy but more romanticized. Well well, a lovely collection nevertheless with quite a high level. A lot of floral, lace, ruffles, bows and classic shades of red, white and black. This look is one of the best from all the fashion weeks. This look might not be something new, but is done so well. I like the flamenco vibes as in this look and this one. Not too keen on this jacket, nor this look. But that are kind of the two distinct low points too. Valli might be trying new styles for his brand, but he is still playing rather safe with it. Nothing too unusal or innovative, but in line with looks that are likeable. It works of course, but it might not capture the fashion heart fully. See full collection here and more looks below!

 

Some thoughts

  • I have all the respect in the world for Elie Saab and his team. They’ve managed to win the hearts of millions of people around the globe, with different style preferences, in only a few years time. But c’mon, the runway’s design was a disaster. It looked like the models were a part of the interior as they blended in too well with the floor, the colors, the front row people and the light reflections. Only I that felt this way? Stunning collection though, if I only could see it better, lol. See collection here.
  • Dior is continuing the line of a young Parisian woman in the 90s. This is kind of good though, as the brand need to approach the younger generation too (even though we definitely can’t afford it, lol). Love the inspiration anyways. See collection here.
  • Except the Hermès bags, Hermès is not as famous for their clothes. But I liked them this season, kind of a Paris version of Burberry. Great play of colors, silhouettes and details. See collection here.
  • Even though this is the last summary of the fashion weeks, there are still posts left centering the weeks. So hopefully, you’re not too tired of them, if not, I’ll make sure that you are in a few weeks time, lol!

Folks! That’s a wrap of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017! Favorite looks, shows, hits or miss? Leave a comment! Xx

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