Friday, January 20, 2012

I Swear I Won't Tell

 Metallics and Pastel. Putting on a plain outfit and then adding a statement piece is one of my favourite tricks. This winter, I've suddenly grown an interest for clutches, and I'm already planning on how I'm going to use them during the spring and summer of 2012. I especially like the Alexander McQueen Brittania Box Clutches (1-3), and the Lauren Merkin Ava Weathered Embossed Clutch (4). I'm already imagining and outfit consisting of white shorts, an over-sized, yet well fitted pastel pink blazer, Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots in taupe, and the Lauren Merkin clutch.. Ahh..

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Little Black Dress

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany's
Candice Swanepoel
When it comes to building the perfect wardrobe, there really is no recipe or instruction. Everyone has their own economy, their own preferences, and most importantly their own style. But what I can make, is a list of key pieces where anyone can incorporate their own style. Key pieces and basics are items that will never go completely out of style. They're items where you could easily invest more in, because they'll last for years and years. In these situations it's always better to find one piece that's more expensive, with higher quality. In the long run, you'll probably end up spending less money that way than if you bought 10 cheap dresses over the next five years.

The Little Black Dress- Ever since Coco Chanel came out with a short, black dress in 1926, it has become iconic. The keyword to this dress is simplicity. The little black dress can be worn to countless different occasions, and will probably never go out of style.

When looking for the perfect little black dress, I recommend finding the length that you feel the most comfortable with. This is not the time to experiment with different cuts, lengths or fabrics. For me, I always prefer the dress to hit about three to five inches above the knee. Also, the fabric should be something you would wear anywhere. Don't go for a knitted dress if you wouldn't wear it out to a fancy dinner. This dress should have as few limitations as possible.

Here are some of my current favourites. You can see that these dresses do not attract any attention by themselves, but you can easily add some nice accessories to make it appropriate for any occasion.

T by Alexander Wang
Comme des Garcons
Dolce & Gabbana