The first thing I noticed when we arrived in Amsterdam was how stylish everyone looked (and I mean everyone. Last week Friday I volunteered as a teacher at an international school and one of the 5 year olds in my company had Burberry pants on!) One of the trends that stood out most were the sneakers, Nike Air Max to be more specific. Worn with anything, these stand out.
Inspired by blogger Karen Blanchard at Where Did U Get That? ankle boots are perfect for autumn and winter, with skirts and shorts, jeans and dresses. Flat or heeled, vintage or modern she’ll wear them and look fabulous while doing it.
Where Did U Get That?
Where Did U Get That
1 – Massimo Dutti
2, 3 and 4 – Choies
5 – Sol Sana
6 – Choies
7 – River Island
8 and 9 – Choies
A style I love most. Feminine paired with a touch of masculinity in the form of blazers, brogues, moccasins and structured trousers. Despite chilly ankles in winter, I think brogues need to become a part of my wardrobe right now.
The pleats, the high waist, the heart shaped bum. Yes, I do believe they have made a comeback.
It truly fascinates me how some people can throw on an item of clothing that most regard as revolting or an absolute no-go and they look like they’ve just been styled by the highest order. If I had to put these on I’d walk outside straight into an old man wearing the exact same pair (who would then smile and awkwardly give me a thumbs up and a wink towards our twin pants) and then I’d run inside, possibly cry and ask ‘why does it always happen to me!’, throw on a pair of leggings and banish the mom jeans, that probably cost me a fortune, to the back of the cupboard where they would stay until I never gave them away.
The Mom jeans might be making a return for the seriously trendy, stylish and brave but let us not forget that these acid washed beauties might never actually have left the well rounded thighs of some. Even though I would look terrible in them, I can appreciate the girls who wear them with such confidence and are probably too young to know where they got their name from.
I don’t know if this old news but I just came across this Stella McCartney mohair jumper and oversized coat and I almost died! Its gorgeous and the colours are perfect for any outfit.
This is the top of the list winter must have with a lovely oversized price (€780) so for now these will have to stay in my virtual cupboard and maybe, if I find them in a shop I’ll PPS them and get to wear it at least once in my life.
1 – Stella McCartney
2 – Romygold
3 – H&M
4 – Choies
5 – Tom Taylor
I stumbled over this blog on Tumblr last night. I thought these black dudes looking so smart was pretty darn cool.
‘Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the faces and voices being the popular mens lifestyle website Street Etiquette. Founded in 2008, Street Etiquette showcases style using a cultural, historical and urban perspective. With sartorial influences stretching from all parts of the world and eras, Street Etiquette has managed to assemble a truly unique view of fashionable menswear. Among other accolades, Street Etiquette has been featured in magazines such as GQ, Complex, Essence and Fantastic Man, it was ranked Best Men’s Style Blog by the Guardian UK, and named among “40 Bloggers Who Really Count” by the London Times. The New York Times published an article, “ Serious About Cool” that told the story of Street Etiquette’s cultural success and the duo that founded it.’
No longer affiliated with witchcraft, evil spells or the taxidermy of funky smelling hunters, skulls and heads are getting prettier and adorning the walls of some of the most stylish and beautiful homes around the world. Real or (preferably) recycled, a mounted head or skull adds charm and character with options in cardboard, paper, tin, wood, metal, pottery and even jewels and lace.
OTT and bejewelled. I am in love with these cow skulls from Child of Wild
Not just for the walls, heads and skulls can look classy and sophisticated anywhere when done properly.