Accessories’ Tips // Spring 2018 // The Scrunchies

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When it comes to accessories, this spring is full of surprises, and the come-back of the scrunchies is the first of them.

I remember growing up with my hair tied up in all colors and textures of these chunky pieces. Nonetheless, scrunchies were on the rise in the 90’s and I remember lovely grandma sewing them, so I had at least one option for every outfit.

Scrunchies are fun and lovable, work amazingly on long hair and can give a chic touch look with the minimum of styling. Best part is, you never get to lose them around the house, due to their chubby nature.

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Spring 2018 // Trends // Sequins

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This is a story about a trend that is not necessarily new, but persistent – the sequins are on for some seasons and are here to stay.┬áIt seems we can’t get enough of these shiny details and fluid textures.

If you are in the mood for a bit of extravaganza, this is your moment. Start your morning with a glass of champagne and wear a sequin dress before 12.00 am. Adding some jeans and sneakers, though, or a fluffy oversized cardigan and combo boots might tame it a little.

If you think too much is too much, stick to smaller proportions. Shiny textures also look good as details, so keep on open eye for variations.

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Trends for Spring // 2018 // Polka Dots

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I love how so many kinds of black and white graphic designs were so present on the runway collection for this spring.

Above all, the polka-dot pattern was there is all its forms and intepretatios – small dots, large dots, black backround, white background, gathered dots, wide-spread dots, and so on and so forth.

With it’s cute rhythm, the polka dot pattern stands out well in a punk-inspired outfit, as seen at Junya Watanabe, but can also look sweet in an ultra-feminine super chic dress, as propsed by Rodarte.

Play with dots size and patterns to create sophisticated layered looks. As an extra tip, don’t forget to insert neutral full collor layers, for balance and proportions.

Never underestimate the power of a polka dot top with puffer sleeves, or the versatility of some polka-dots printed creion-pants or shorts.

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What to wear in 2018 // Trends // #1 // Denim//

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Who could have imagined in the first place that this strong, resistant fabric discovered in the later part of the XIX-th century, as the perfect textile for male workers, will one day a must have in the closet of every chic woman?

Denim material is making a full come-back and taking over the scene. Style scene, that is. Any denim color would do, and if you mix different pieces, don’t forget to play with shades and overlay them.

Yet, if you strike to be totally up-dated to the now, then remember the dark denim and and it’s classy, polished feel. It looks gorgeous on any tailoring, from flare jeans to blazers, jackets and mini skirts.
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The wonderer and the city

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It is one of those days spent walking around the city for many hours, surrendering myself in the midst that is diluting the sharp contours of the buildings.

I sometimes find myself inspired by the frozen walls and the life they hide behind. I enjoy watching the low-key clouds, mixing dark shades of grey on so many tones.

Some alternative rock makes the top of my playlist today. While I wrap myself in clouds, I add some pops of color here and there – some red sock-boots, red glasses and a glass of red wine.
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Winter coats

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Something to keep you warm in full winter season is a must, but if you wish to add another layer to your choice, like keeping up with the aesthetics of the moment, be mindful of what designers proposed for the cold days ahead.

There are various directions which can take your everyday styling to new heights, so following the one that feels most authentic should come easy. Classics will do, but also keep in mind the new, actual, reinterpreted versions, for a bit of edge.

Furs and Faux Furs.
Choosing between a good-quality faux fur or an eco, mindfully grown natural fur is a long discussion and a matter of preference in the end, so I will not get into that debate right now. But if you do choose to wear a fur this winter, just be creative with it, and explore colors and textures. A pastel shearling coat, a check-printed fur, some animal print patterns or a big, chunky plush. Why not?

Classical coats & the new styling.
That iconic camel classical trench is a wining it’s way back up in our closets. How can you not love them when they are so versatile and feminine and chic? Find a well tailored piece that complements your body and there you have it – that one thing that will elevate your outfit. Go for a classical camel belted one, or a checked oversized masculine version. Think Balneciaga and add a pop of color with some neon stretch boots or style with a vibrant clutch. If you feel like daring, chose a cool deconstructed classical coat, that reinvents shape and function.

Capes are also making a comeback, and it feels like a fairy tale came true. Literally. Capes can make a huge statement, so don’t overthink if you feel drawn to one of these beauties – just buy it!

Puffer jackets.
I remember wearing these when I was a kid and loving them. I couldn’t be any happier for this comeback. Not only do I love that comfy sensation you have while being hugged by a puffer jacket, but I also find myself inspired by their versatility. I like how they look cool and sharp, while paired both with snickers or pointed high heels.

As an option, consider a very shiny design in a bright color, to pop-up your look. However, a powdered, matte material looks much cooler than it sounds and is my top choice regarding puffers. Also, take advantage of the volume and get one that plays with the design of the neckline in your advantage.

Leather looks.
When it comes to leather this year, it’s all about shine and dark colors. Think Matrix inspired shiny long leather coats, with belt and dark sunglasses and you have a pretty actual look. In a milder version, a 70’s inspired look with lush hair and a floral dress would benefit from the structure of a chic leather trench. For a more sophisticated appearance, a monochrome black outfit, where shiny leather plays with a knit top and velvet trousers, will also look fresh and up-dated.

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