August 31, 2015

Head to toe white before summer is over

Dear Summer 2015,

you were/ are hot! It’s that kind of a summer day that makes the air feel muggy and even wearing a light dress or shorts, can be a torture. Don’t get me wrong I love summer, but it’s really really hard to look good when I am drenched in sweat. But enough complaining, in a few months I’ll probably be writing a story about how hard it is to look cute when it’s cold outside.

That’s why I embrace the last heat wave by wearing one of my favorite summer looks. A head-to-toe all white outfit that looks great for almost every occasion.

This summer I came up with a fashion strategy. Instead of a thick push up bra I choose a light bandeau or a bikini top under my summery tops or strappy sundress. They are not as thick and stifling as a bra but still provide support.

My summer farewell outfit is a white dress from a small designer boutique in Soho, NY, a neon turquoise colored Victoria Secret bikini bandeau, paired with Steve Madden platform sandals.

The simple look get spiced up with some accessories, an ALICE + OLIVIA tote bag, gold colored bracelets from ALDO and retro style sunglasses from Urban Outfitters.

August 18, 2015

Simple, chic, New York!

 Walking around in New York is the best fashion inspiration – it’s like a „live Instagram feed“.

Find chic work outfits in Midtown, boho styles in Soho or latest outfit trends straight from the runway in Meatpacking District.

One thing I love about the city is to wear whatever I want, either dressing up for a quick shopping trip or walking around in sportswear – everything that looks cool is tolerated as a street style-chic.

Apparently there were a few fashion pieces, that I spotted everywhere in New York.

-       First the créme de la top, the crop top, is a must have piece this summer. It is all about showing some skin and in best case some abs. It can be paired with jeans, high-waist shorts or fancier to top off a leather or pencil skirt.

-       Although some people think that the high-waist shorts is ubiquitous with festival looks, the flattering denim piece is a summer highlight all season long.

-       35 degrees Celsius (95 F) and boots? Yes, and I love it! Another festival inspired street style trend are ankle boots, they are great staples year-around, if you style them wisely. The shoe trend is versatile, from pairing boots with dresses or shorts, to finishing off your going-out jeans look.

All I need for my favorite NYC street-style look, is a pair of Levis denim shorts, a black cropped top, which I bought in a small designer boutique in Shanghai (French Concession – near Huahei Rd.) and a pair of Steve Madden boots.