Inevitably, everyone looks to Paris always for fashion inspiration. Just like me, but I find it hard to admit that, and that I almost never feel like I get it just right. But then again I am an emotional dresser. One day full leather and suede, another eyelet whites to the ground with a mountain hat. It is more about catching a moment when you travel though. And see what you gain from that.. See what I mean? (Below).
Black and beige are the classic staple colors for sure, but I have always considered blue to be one of the top candidates to complement the staples. Blue, being the color of denim has a natural home in the staple closet and has always showed up in one tone or another on the runway.
Spring/Summer 2015 is no exception, and this season’s shades of blue range from almost turquoise (scuba blue) to beautifully saturated “classic blue” which surprisingly has made it feel updated and fun again (classic blue has a tendency to appear in a marine setting which I think has gone and come back one time too many). This inspires lovely new combos of blue where the shades can be mixed and matched in an endless number of trendy combos as well as worn as a pop accent on shoes or handbags.
Below we’ve collected a number of examples where these shades of blue can be found on the runway and on the high street. As you can see it pairs beautifully with darker shades of blue, classic white summer pieces, light gray and even matt deep red lip tones. So dont be afraid to pick it up in your makeup!
I’ll wear blue as a splash of color with a clutch, or in a funky t-shirt print with some black pants or jeans. I’m also keen to see if I can find a summer sandal with a dusty blue contrast color. I’ll keep you posted!
Florals for spring?
Groundbreaking , a must! Let’s face it, there is no way to avoid it, and at the end of the day, the first thing we see when we are shopping is color, so happy multi-colored prints might just appeal to us really well!
Fortunately, spring is coming and we are looking at three things, what we have seen on the runway, whats on the streets and what is available in our beloved magazines.
I personally look mostly to the future and whats next (as always) but one thing that really made me stop and look were the oriental floral prints that we saw at some of our favourite designers this season.
One of them is the super strong Carven who are (if you don’t know already killing it right now.) French of course, but very innovative and forward. Some just do it ahead of time, and they are definitely one to watch for the next step in design!
“Fast, speed, vertical and linear” were the key words to describe the SS15 collection with strong Japanese influences, boxy structured handbags, sporty waves of color dashes on dresses and snake print blocks on A-line shapes.
After a long time on traveling foot, it is finally time to go through all the material we assembled during our time away!
Our time during NYFW was super hectic and inspirational and we wanted to channel our favourite looks in our own way within the short of space of time we had.
Living on the east coast during this time made me realize how much I layered and how many styles I was mixing! Rick Owens sweatpants went with Stan Smiths and a huge tent-sized wool coat. Cashmere sweaters on top of other cashmere sweaters paired with ponchos and suede trousers, and these were our “safe” options! Obviously the cold weather conditions had a great impact on our outfit choices but I have to say that I really miss the ways of dressing already!
After wrapping up two of the most hectic weeks of the season, we are happy to come back strong with some amazing content and inspiration.
Before we get into all what London, Milan and Paris had to give us, I wanted to touch on a recent previous post where I put emphasis on the greens of the season.
Since we are all about the editorials and more theatrical concepts I felt eager to channel a more avant garde look with one of my favourite green Acne knit with a mystical black Acne tulle skirt. All inspired by the streets of Paris during the cloudy mornings of fashion week. Happy to be back!