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."
Photos by me and my mum
It's easy to blame others or situations if you don't succeed and keep your eyes shut from the truth. Truth is, there is only one person responsible for your path and that is you. If you give your everything, always strive to be better and work hard everything will come together one day.
Wearing: Necklace COS, Dress as top Zara, Bracelet COS, Pants Zara.
As anyone else, I like to look for new silhouettes/styles for time to time. If there is anything I have no doubts about, it's my personal style. However, that doesn't mean that I stopped reinventing my style every season. Since last summer, I tend to go for very feminine silhouettes, accentuating my favorite body parts. Before that I was more into unisex silhouettes, which didn't always accentuate my femininity. These two might come together coming season, as there will be more layers involved..