INSPO CRUSH: Helmut Lang Resort 2017

I’m so in love with these outfits from the Helmut Lang Resort 2017 collection. Literally I feel that I need to update my wardrobe asap. How annoying when you find the perfect jumpsuit and you already own two others? Like…seriously? couldn’t you release this collection a few months back?

Speaking of jumpsuits…is it just me or are they extremely flattering, comfortable AND classy? I’ve been obsessing over them almost as much as I obsess over a good pair of jeans. And we all know that good denim is holy. So, you get the idea. 

What do you think of resort season in general? Oh you don’t know what resort season is, huh? Leandra explains it perfectly here. Check it out. And then tell me.

Because I’ve been thinking a lot on how brands are changing the way they see seasons. And, at the end of the day, does it matter how many collections you have a year round? I don’t know. Resort season seams a bit pretentious. As if everyone is taking vacation in winter. Like….who are we? 

But yet again, resort collections this year have been the ultimate inspiration. I’m counting days to  have them in stores and go and check some of them. So I guess it boils down to how often WE -the consumers- should or can buy clothes.

All photos are courtesy of Helmut Lang and were found on Vogue.  

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Wear Me #9: Knits for Summer

necklace / bag / shoes / top / sunglasses

Many will argue with me, but I feel that summer is the best styling season. I always thought that winter is great too, but then I moved to the Netherlands and saw what true winter looks like, so I changed my mind. I told you, probably my perspective is a bit biased and many will disagree. Frankly I get that Spring probably is a bit better, styling-wise, due to the flexibility it offers. BUT, again, now that I live in Holland, spring is not a lot less cold and corky than winter, so what’s the point? 

After this ode-to-summer intro, here is why I love summer -styling-wise, so much. Summer Knits. Ha! yes I know that might sound weird, since knits are mostly associated with winter, but stay with me. Firstly, look at that top. Then imagine it with a nice pair of shorts. Huh? yeah I know! 

So that’s for today 🙂 Love ya! xx

Meet the Wearer: Kate from MesmerizeFashion

This is the first of a new post series where I will share a small interview of amazing people that I get to collaborate with. For our first post, Kate from Mesmerize Fashion was kind enough to share a few things about her with us! Ready?

Kate is a 29 year old, full time mom and freelance stylist based in Germany. She is the founder and editor of MesmerizeFashion, where you can browse through her great collection of minimal clothes and accessories, learn a few things about her obsessions and find amazing outfit inspiration. I also urge you to check her lovely Instagram account guys… When I saw it I felt immediately inspired 🙂

How would you describe your style? Do you have a “go-to” outfit?

I am an effortless minimalist, so in three simple words: monochromatic, elegant and timeless. I like feminine outfits, but I also love when elegance is combined with sporty aesthetics :). If you spot me on the street I will probably be wearing a black suit paired with leather, white trainers and a big, yet handy bucket bag.

Describe your favorite day… 

My favorite day would definitely start slowly… probably with a hot shower, a coffee and a newspaper. After this short yet relaxing routine I would probably go out with my best friend and our families for a pick-nick!

Do you have any morning rituals?

Yes! Coffee, coffee and one more time coffee 😉

If you could dress any celebrity, who would you choose and why?

hmmm…. I’ve never thought about that! Maybe Angelina Jolie or Monica Bellucci, they are the epitome of femininity for me.

Where do you find inspiration? 

I follow a lot of Australian and Norwegian bloggers. I can find inspiration practically everywhere. In magazines, the internet, TV.. I don’t have a favorite designer or fashion blogger because everyone has her own unique style. However I try to pick up something special for me from each of them.

Give us a tip on how to style myLifebox Jewelry 😉

According to my basic way of thinking: less is more, therefore I would match it with clean lines, elegant and classic clothes. For example: an oversized shirt or vest (treated as a blouse) and some nice silhouettes 🙂

Kate is wearing the BRUGGE necklace in Black 🙂 You can see how Kate styled myLifebox here. 

INSPO CRUSH: Marni Summer/Spring 2016 Collection

I bet you all know Marni and if you don’t…you should! It is one of my favorite brands and I always seek inspiration within their collections. My mom has a few dresses and once she let me wear one of them at my brother’s wedding and I felt so special in it. Their fabrics, their lack of fear to mix textures and their color palettes are only a few key factors that make this brand so unique. 

I think what I love the most about them though is the fact that their target group is a wide range of confident women who are not afraid to stand out. And I really admire that. Because I’ve been the girl in my life that didn’t always to stand out, especially through her clothing choices. And I think it is a great pity to limit your creativity only in order to comply to the dressing norms. 

And Marni knows exactly how that is and “fights” against it. 

This collection is by far one of my favorite too…The killer color combinations mix perfectly all the feelings I have for summer. The silky options are great for more formal occasions while there is a certain element of safari-like outfits that completes the collection.

And then…the jewelry. Marni never ceases to amaze me with its huge, statement jewelry. Something I have a certain love for as you know! 😉

What do you think about their SS16 collection? anything you’d love to wear?

Wear Me #8: Summer Breeze

Necklace / Sunglasses / Bag / Dress

For those of you following me on Instagram this necklace is no news, since I shared it last week as a sneak preview of my summer collection. For the rest of you though….guys this is my new necklace 🙂 I named it “Dragonfly” because it reminds me of hot summer days near a lake with dragonflies playing around the water. 

But in general my whole collection reminds me of some soft version of an “Ice Age”. Maybe it’s the plexiglass that has an ice-y feeling, or the soft, pale colors… don’t know. 

This outfit is what I want to imagine my self in aaaaall summer. I wish the weather in the Netherlands allowed such dresses in June. But no. In Holland you wear tights and a warm jacket on the 1st of june. That’s how it goes around here.

That’s why I count the days (minutes as well) till I go to Greece in one month! Oh boy the summer dresses I’ll wear..! And with my new collection I’ll feel like a queen of summer, haha!