Those who follow me on Instagram had already seen an snippet of this look, which I wore for a special accession during the weekend. Somehow this sale season, I managed to buy anything but winter proof items (aside from a pair of leather boots) but luckily I have plenty special accessions coming where I can wear those items. I had my eye on this dress for a while now, I loved the shapes and cuts and when I saw it for fifty procent off I simply couldn't resist. Whenever I find items that I love on sale I get extra excited, as if I start loving the item even more haha.
Wearing: Jumper Zara, Knitted dress worn as skirt H&M, Scarf Zara, Bracelet COS and Earrings the Boyscouts
As mentioned in my previous post, creating different looks with one item isn't that hard if you open your eyes for the possibilities. As winter is all about layering, I tend to search for creative solutions to maintain my style without freezing to bits. I use items for different purposes and no one ever seems to notice that I'm wearing the same item as the day before. Some might be tired of seeing this dress but I simply wanted to visualize how easy it is to recreate a look and feeling as if you are wearing a new item. Speaking of new, I recently purchased this long white scarf. When it comes to scarf I do not like little frills or other details, I like it plain and simple. Preferably in cashmere. I did find a black one in cashmere this season but since I couldn't find a white one and I do wear white often I decided to ignore the material for once. It's warm and exactly what I need right now.
As a minimalist I'm not interested in overly obtrusive clothing or jewelry and quality will always come first. And while we are discussing the topic quality, products from the Boyscouts are right up that alley. Its incredibly refreshing to see the attention to craftsmanship in times where mass production is only increasing. Their minimal and graphic approach to design is impeccable and I couldn't be more delighted to share that I took over their Instagram account for the next 7 days. I will be sharing my vision on their current collection and trust me, this isn't something you would want to miss. Keep your eyes peeled on their Instagram account to see my vision unfold.
Wearing: Earrings The Boyscouts, Knitted dress H&M, Belt Zara
Those who have been following me for years already know that I'm not afraid to wear an item multiple times. In fact, over the years I have always said that the key to style is to be able to reinvent your items every time. I always tell myself, practice what you preach and since many have been asking about it I thought it would be a great idea to show how you can reinvent your garments with very simple adjustments. You have seen this dress before, in fact I have worn it in two different variations already and today I decided to make a simple adjustment by throwing on a belt. By adding the belt I created the illusion that I'm wearing two separate pieces instead of one. Little effort, big difference. Later this week I will show you another look with this dress, creating something new again.
Full look Zara
With the cold we have been experiencing here its about time I share my solutions to beat the cold. I honestly believe that you do not have to look like a bag of potatoes during winter, there are many ways to find warmth in your looks. One of the things I always wear when its cold, is a thermal suit (yes from head to toe). I recently got a pair that looks like a suit from the 90s as if I'm on my way to aerobics. Its perfect to wear underneath my clothing, it doesn't stick out or makes me look puffy. I find it very important to maintain sleek lines during any season. Aside from that, I also wear a wool coat (not pictured) or layer more fabrics when I'm wearing a leather jacket. During colder days, layering is key. Combining fabrics such as wool, leather, cashmere and more creates the perfect balance between warmth and remaining fabulous. How do you survive winter?
Wearing: Knitted dress H&M, Vest Zara, Bag COS.
I can't believe time has gone by so fast, its the last month of the year and before we know it we will be celebrating a new year. I'm so grateful for what I have and what's yet to come. Some people are obsessed with what is hot now, or what is coming next, but are rarely concerned with how its visual production will transcend time. Creating your own vision takes time and maintaining a vision takes knowledge, keeping your vision innovative takes confidence and belief. To believe in the endless possibilities laying before hand..
Wearing: Turtleneck dress H&M Trend
Honestly, if I could think of a garment that I would love to wear all winter it would be a figure hugging knitted dress, preferably with a turtleneck. It would be amazing to simply step into a long dress of cashmere or wool, throw on a coat, scarf, gloves and boots and be ready to go. I recently stumbled upon this dress and even though it didn't fulfill my cashmere dreams, the lining, silhouette and thickness of the fabric were on point, so I simply couldn't resist buying it. Hopefully I will find dresses similar to this in wool and in black but if not, I might consider making a few myself.
Wearing: Turtleneck Zara, Bag COS, Pants Zara
While winter may not be my favorite season, I love mornings when the sun comes out when it's cold and we are wrapped into our cozy jumpers. I might wear a bit more black this seasons, simply because it's more convenient. People often wonder which color I love most. To be honest, if I had to choose I would go for white. White has such a fresh vibe and I always feel vibrant when wearing it. Black on the other hand is mysterious - anonymous. When I'm wearing black I feel empowered, fierce and sexy. These, among other reasons gravitated me towards these colors.
Wearing: Jumper Zara, Belt Zara, Skirt Zara.
Just like anything in life, we often forget what we do have and always strive for more. Which isn't always necessarily a bad thing, striving for more in life could mean you want to grow for better. I bet anyone could relate to this, whenever a new seasons starts, we all feel the need to buy new items which suit that season. Even though I invest in timeless garments that will last me longer than one season, before winter I always feel the urge to buy new items (and I never find anything). However, when I can not find new items I always get more creative when it comes to styling. I start creating new looks by wearing garments backwards, by layering and more. This jumper is my go-to garment when it starts to get colder and this time I combined it with a big belt and a skirt worn backwards, creating a front split.
Wearing: Jumper Zara, Skirt H&M
It seems like history will repeats itself, again I have troubles finding suitable winter garments in white (and even in black). I'm not the easiest person to please, but I will always place quality and design over anything. I remember like it was yesterday, I read a quote by Yohji Yamamoto about two years ago (this was around the time when my style drastically changed) and ever since that moment, that sentence has stuck by me. "Fashion sighs after trends. I want timeless elegance. Fashion has no time. I do. I say: Hello Lady, how can I help you? Fashion has no time to even ask such a question, because it is constantly concerned with finding out: What will come next? It is more about helping women to suffer less, to attain more freedom and independence."