Friday, August 29, 2014

How to Wear Pastels in Winter

Originally written for Bitchy Online UK
Our shoes are still full of sand yet fully aware that summer is fading away, we are already dreading the inevitable frosty weather. While the shades of gray may be predominant outside, these need not be reflected in our wardrobes. Fashion dictates that color is not exclusive to warmer months, it can easility transition to winter however the focus is on delicate soft shades – namely pastel hues. Fashion powerhouses such as Burberry Prorsum, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana (to a name but a few) have all embraced the tender color palette. 

Whether you opt for lavender, butter mint or blush pink, pastels are a breath of fresh air during the cold season and guaranteed to make a sweet feminine statement. Being a city girl with an edge doesn't mean that you should fully suppress your delicate side. You are not sure whether this trend is the right fit for you? Fear not, pastels are open to personal interpretation. You can brave an all-out pastel outfit, be it monochrome or a delicate combo, or you can mix pastels with more conventional autumn/winter colors; you can pump up your neutrals with a touch of candy and you can lighten the harsh layers. Add an oversized pastel coat to an all-black outfit and you are ready to hit the streets radiating warmth and happiness.

If, like me, you are tired of wearing dark colors during winter, you can pair your pastels with …. more pastels or nudes and the end result will provide a wonderful contrast to the bitter weather outside! When it comes to pastels, like anything else, you have to find the perfect balance and style your outfit carefully. Since your goal is to shine on the street and not snuggle in a baby nursery, you may want to avoid too literal interpretations of the trend such as mixing baby blue with pink, for instance. Don't forget to accessorize - rose gold works great with this particular color palette!  


Friday, August 1, 2014

A day at the beach

Originally Written for  Bitchy Online UK

Hello, August!

After months of working hard, it's the peak of the most glorious of seasons and time to play hard. Sensible people might argue that it's too late for investing in new beachwear but we believe that reinventing your wardrobe is always a good idea.
Beach time is the immediate association that pops in mind while thinking of summer. It's this precious time of the year when we soak up the sun, countless mojito cocktails and perhaps the longing gazes of half-naked strangers.

Whether you are lazying it out on a yacht near the French riviera , building sand-castles with your little nephews, or anything in between, the opportunities to look fabulous are endless. You can undress yourself in a million ways and let your point of view shine. Whether you brave a one-piece or opt for the safe bandeau bikini, remember that attention to detail here is as important as anywhere. Clever accessorizing can add versatility to your look, to ease the transition from sunbathing to evening cocktails at the beach. Add a pair of hand crafted sunglasses and a straw hat and there you have it – an instagram-worthy outfit.

The beach is the ultimate summer runway however it's one of the fun variety. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your playful side so arm yourself with a colorful towel and a few inflatable animals before you venture outside. 
Since we are spoiled for choice, don't feel bad if you can't make up your mind about your beach essentials. Inspiration is found everywhere and if the turquoise waters, powdery sand and palm trees can't inspire your wardrobe enough, you can always sneak a peak at the instagram accounts of our favorite it girls for some quirky ideas.