9 Fashion Don’ts Spring Edition 2017

I don’t believe in fashion rules and neither should you. But every now and then it’s good to refresh the memory and chat a bit about what’s generally a good idea or not. Do keep in mind though that rules are meant to be broken, so read this post and then forget what I said. Okey? Okey! Here are 9 Fashion Don’ts Spring Edition 2017

1. Not mix light and heavy materials

I don’t know how many outfits I see where typical winter materials are layered. Or sheer fabrics layered endlessly. If you get easily cold or warm – of course. Otherwise, try to mix up lighter and heavier fabrics to get a balanced look for the transitional season. Like, go for a sheer blouse, layer it with a knitted vest and add a lighter jacket. This will make a nice spring transition and also solve the problem being dressed too cold in the morning or too hot in the afternoon. It’s just to remove a piece as the day goes on! Learn to balance.

2. Not dare lighter shades

Another fashion no in spring terms is to only pull of the darker shades. Even though all black is effortlessly chic, brighter shades as white, bright grey, blush or any other wearable bright “color” is much more fresh. You’ll feel lighter, you look more spring ready and bright shades puts you in a spring mood. Mix up the darker outfits with some pops of bright shades or colors!

3. Follow all the trends

To follow all trends is always a big fashion no as it’s the worst thing you can do to your own style. Skip the trends you don’t like or don’t feel comfortable in. If you want to learn to love the new trends, go for it, but if you’re not sure – it’s more than okay to skip the trends you don’t like. Why not set a new trend yourself or wear something that embraces your own style even further?

4. Wear a winter jacket

I get why some still cozy up in winter jackets, but I think layers with lighter jackets is a better option if one aims to embrace spring. Winter jackets are cozy, but spring jackets comes with so many alternatives as bomber jackets, leather jackets and trench coats. Pick a colorful one and go for the spring vibes!

5. Not change the clothes in your wardrobe

This is not about buying new clothes for the season, but I’m pretty sure that many of us have different clothes for spring/fall. So time to put the heavy fall/winter clothes away and embrace the most colorful pieces you have. It’s kind of a closet revival, which often leads to new inspiration and love for your clothes. Perhaps that floral midi dress you haven’t worn since September? Well, it’s time to work it again!

6. Remain stuck in the winter fashion rut

Winter fashion to many is often equal with lack of inspiration and an urge to dress comfortably rather than fashionably (I get that completely and can be quite guilty of it). But time to get out of the heavy layers of clothes and feel inspired by the happy mood spring fashion is. Read a full post here on how to get out of a fashion rut!

7. Not wearing accessories

Accessories are another feature that are fun to do with spring fashion. They are perfect for the season as it’s not too hot for them, nor too cold. Sunnies, chic hats or light scarves? Perfect details to add to your look and give it some excitement. Same goes with cute jewelries like necklaces, bracelets or rings. Layer up folks!

8. Not changing shoes

I love my boots and I do wear them all year around. BUT I’m equally excited to go for spring/summer shoes. Like bright colored sneakers, flats, mules, ballerinas or open heels. Your feet will appreciate the gesture and so will your clothes that have “new” things to be matched too. A statement heel can change and elevate an outfit completely. Not convinced? Read more here!

9. Fearing colors and prints

Not everyone are colorful people, nor fans of prints, but I do believe that there are some colors/prints that will suit you indeed. It might be subtle colors as pastels or dove colors as blush or dove blue. Perhaps a classic red or a bright orange? Find your colors and work them. As said above, it’ll put you in a spring mood. Same goes with prints. Prints are a perfect way of going fashionable for spring with the endless amount of fashionable dresses and jumpsuits in chic prints.

Folks! Which are your favorites of the fashion dont’s spring edition 2017? Drop a comment! Xx

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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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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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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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5 Wearable Street Style Looks And Why They Work

We all know by now that the street style  is equally as fun as the fashion shows during fashion week. If not only for the fun inspiration, but also the looks that are easy to recreate yourself. Even though I think that street style is at its best when weird pieces of statement are styled in a wearable way, I thought I’d pin down some looks that can be done with your wardrobe. Cause let’s face, many of us don’t own unique couture pieces or random clothes that have been given to us from designers. So here we go 5 wearable street style looks! And oh, see the slideshows for more details!

5 Wearable Street Style Looks And Why They Work + outfit inspiration from the fashion weeks | The Fashion Folks

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Denim On Denim

Many people believe that denim on denim is pulled of best when done in different shades. I partly agree with that, yes, but I also love denim on denim in almost the exact same shade. As done below. The denim in this look in specific has a funky 1980s vibe to it. This is balanced with the delicate blouse under, as well as the velvet bag. The bag, the shoes and the sunnies ties the details together with the dark color. Note that both the shoes and the bag is in velvet which is a nice complement to the monochrome matching of denim. A trendy, wearable, outfit that works perfect for spring!

Pulling of Print

Folks! If you have a jumpsuit in print, this is how to pull it off. I know it’s easy to choose a one-colored bag to neutralize the outfit. But if you want to take the fashion level one step higher, you pick a bag that lifts it higher. In this case it’s done with a three-colored bag, where all the colors are reflected in the print. You see the white as well as the blue and burgundy. It’s a great way to make the colors pop even better. Also though: remaining refined in the overall impression by connecting the colors to each other. So don’t be afraid to match your black and white bag to a black and white print. Or even better, a colorful one to a colorful one!

Classic with a twist

This outfit is not only simple, classic and fierce but quite the genius one as well. The focus on black is balanced with pops of white. For instance, the white sunnies, the pockets, the shoes and the bag as well. The length of the dress (right above the knees) in combination with the patent leather and shoes in the same shade, make the legs look loooong. Another twist in the outfit is the hat. Without the hat this look would probably pass as “just a chic outfit”, but the hat is the cherry on top. It keeps the outfit cohesive in terms of black and it underlines the classy feeling. Don’t underestimate the power of a good hat! 

Pretty for spring

Now this is a great example of how to pull of colors together. First of all, the shoes are the center for this look. They consist of yellow, pink and mint green (see the slideshow). From the shoes, the outfit is built around pink and yellow with a pop of blue. The matching of pink to pink for the top frames the upper body lovely. The yellow gives a warm impression. The pink and yellow are both quite dove, so the pop of blue intensifies the colors in the outfit and removes any risk of the outfit feeling sleepy. If the bag would be in the color of mint green, the look would come off as too matchy matchy. Often something you want to avoid. Colors for spring it is!

Monochrome for life

Another monochrome look, because it is that good. The top is tucked into the pants, which adds some silhouette. The long vest frames the outfit and adds some flow. The flow of the pants, the vest and also the wrinkles of the top gives life to the look and movement. Something that’s key in the art of pulling off monochrome. The black bag, shoes and sunnies makes a nice contrast and also underlines the unity in the outfit. The length of the outfit is balanced with the pieces being quite narrow, which keeps the silhouette in place. Folks, if you’re only going to try one new look this spring, may it be monochrome!

Hope you found some inspiration from these wearable street style looks. Your favorite? Drop a comment below! Xx

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