OFF TO ATHENS. In a last minute attempt to change our initial (and boring) plan to go to Paris to celebrate a cheesy-kitschy one year anniversary with my boyfriend, I proposed to head to Athens instead. One of the main reasons being that the weather is so much better there – sunshine every day and up to 24 degrees! Moreover, I haven’t really been in Athens before, so it seemed like a sensible idea. We’re gonna stay for four days and I couldn’t be more thrilled. So be prepared for lots of pictures and reviews in the coming days. I would be happy if any of you have recommendations on where to go and what to see, so please feel free to comment.
SPORTY SPICE. Usually sporty outfits make me feel a bit uncomfortable and well, under-dressed when worn outside the gym or climbing hall. In addition, my fear of sweatpants reached its peak while in Finland, where people would wear them just about anywhere and find it absolutely appropriate. Yes, I do understand that sweatpants are comfortable and all, but do you really have to wear them while grocery shopping or running errands in town? Can’t people put on a pair of jeans instead? What is it with sweatpants that are also usually completely torn up and holey? You can only imagine what a bunch of contradicting thoughts came to my mind when I saw these red pants in the store. Yet, I had to get them. In their defence, and ultimately in mine, they are made of a wonderful silky fabric and anyway, who can say no to a pair of comfortable bright red pants with blue stripes on the side? I couldn’t. Have I crossed over to the dark side?
PATTERN MANIAC. This summer the shops were filled with all sort of patterned clothes. Whatever your pattern-loving heart desired, whether it being flowers, abstract shapes, or like in this case landscape imagery, you were probably able to find and love it. I have never been particularly fond of printed pants. Oh wait, I take that back. I do remember wearing some (I swear I thought it was trendy back then) yellow & black plaid flares when I was in my early teenage years and what I would call the beginning of my fashion-confused years. Little did I know that a few more troubling years of fashion and hair mishaps were still ahead of me. But more on that some other time!
Back to the topic at hand: the vibrant purple, blue, and turquoise shades of these trousers really got to me and I made a decision right then and there in the store. I bought them and never looked back. Did it get me hooked? You bet. That purchase resulted in me buying a couple of other pants with really nice flower patterns later this summer. Well, what can I say? I have no regrets.
LAST DAYS OF SUMMER. Last week we had what I would call the last hot summery day here in London, which also equaled the last chance to wear an outfit that is short and screams summer heat. This white dress I have had lingering in my wardrobe for more than three years and finally took it out for an afternoon stroll in Notting Hill. I love how you can use a white dress as a canvas to create whatever look you wish. Combined with accessories and shoes in pink I went for a rather feminine look. What is also noteworthy to mention is that I usually prefer gold jewellery, but for this outfit it felt too heavy and somehow too old. I must admit that silver is sometimes the better choice to keep outfits young and fresh.
BAND T-SHIRTS. Styling band t-shirts can be a challenge sometimes. The most obvious combination is probably with a pair of ripped jeans/shorts and boots. I love band t-shirts, because they combine two of my greatest passions: music and fashion. These shirts are a staple in my wardrobe. They always come in handy when I have to get ready in 5 minutes and feel like I have nothing to wear and have no other choice than grabbing something random from my closet.
The other day I was thinking that it would not hurt to get out of my comfort zone and came up with a little experiment that is going to be featured here on the blog. May I introduce to you: “The Ramones T-Shirt Series”. The series is going to consist of several parts – my guess being something like five different outfits – in which I am going to style different looks around my Ramones t-shirt. This time, to create a sporty yet feminine look, I paired it with a fitted skirt in mint green and a pair of black & white Chuck Taylor All Stars, which match the print of the shirt perfectly. I kept the accessories at a minimum and only wore an old pair of green sunglasses and a clear bracelet. Enjoy and rock on!