20140831

BYE BYE SHORTS

ZARA loafers l SPAO shorts l ASOS shirt
Hello beautiful people,
This will probably my first yet last post where I am wearing a pair of shorts! As probably read from my previous article, the weather has dramatically changed here in Amsterdam, which means an official transition from sunshine and cool breezes to heavy rains and chilly wind. Being sad?, absolutely not. I am a person who likes to layer up multiple clothing pieces, wrapping a humongous scarf around my neck, wearing a big coat and top it of with a pair of classy leather boots. Yup, that is totally me, super excited!  As a matter of fact, I have slightly prepared myself in terms of splurging much money on new clothing pieces that were highly needed (and that's what he said) as well as gathering information on about what exactly would be the new trends (see my previous article). Let's get  fabulous, fashionable, and cozy during the fall and winter seasons!

How to fashionably prepare yourself?

dos: If you are not financially strong, the following advice would be not very sufficient for you, but I always believed and still do that you need to buy either a jacket or coat every year. This gives you a variety of how you basically look everyday. A few years ago, I realized that I spent all my money in clothes, but somehow I still look the same when I was outdoors, due to the fact that I was always wearing the same jacket/coat. I do not say that you don't need to invest much money on clothes, but try to buy at least 1 jacket/coat  a year(preferably a timeless piece). You will not only look different when you are in school or at work, but also when you are outdoors.  

don'ts: Make sure you do not invest your money into new clothing statement pieces that are quite similar as the ones you bought last year(s), for instance, do not purchase 5 different chelsea boots in the same colour, even though, they have different shapes/heights like I did. Yes, they may have the same colour, but they look slightly different. However, please take into consideration (and I am talking from my personal experiences) that you eventually going to wear 1 pair of boots out all of them, because that particular ones may be your favourite, the ideal structure, and they're comfortable. So, once again do not try to duplicate your statement pieces and try to safe up your money(even I can learn from this advice).


So, who is ready?


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20140829

TOP 5 MEN ESSENTIALS FOR THE WALL/WINTER 2014

Can you believe summer is practically over? Well, I can and that means saying goodbye to your tank tops, shorts, and flip flops. As old man winter cast his presence in our lives for the next few months, I want to make sure you are FASHIONABLE prepared. Down below are my top 5 pick every man needs in his closet.

COLOURS
1. COAT/JACKET
A coat or either a jacket is definitely one of the important essentials that you need to have for the upcoming fall/winter in order to protect you against the chilly wind (DUH), but what kind of coat or jacket? Well, there is one one simple answer for that, being: M I N I M A L I S T I C
Coat
Simple yet soft colours, such as grey, white, or black are very in nowadays, but versatile at the same time. You could combine these colours with every clothing piece you currently own in your wardrobe. However, there may be some people out there who do not favour the minimalistic trend, in that case I highly recommend you to invest your money in a coat/jacket in either the colour camel or ocher. Camel is classic and can be worn for a variety of special occasions. From desk to dinner, it serves as an instant luxe piece even if you are planning it with both a pair of skinny jeans and loafers.
Jacket
Leather jackets, yes leather is usually the first bad ass item every single man has owned at some point in his life. The trend nowadays is all about leather woven into everyday items, such as t-shirt and denim. You don't have to be a bad boy to appreciate leather jackets. Find one that's practical and fits your lifestyle. 

2. KNITWEAR
Knitwear clothing pieces will definitely make comeback this season, especially in the colour white, red, soft blue, ocher, and black. Cable knits are timeless and take you effortlessly through the winter. Over sized fluffy cardigans work well with printed trousers, and waffle knit jumpers add texture to your daytime attire. Neat fit knits are perfect for a classy style, with waterfall cardigans adding an alternative shape to your knitwear collection. From fluffy knits to slouchy shapes, jumpers and cardigans are a stylish way to layer up this season. 
3. Chelsea Boots
The Chelsea boot is an extremely versatile silhouette that works just as well with jeans as it does with a suit. They are guaranteed to slot seamlessly into you existing wardrobe and will bring a new dimension to any of your current go-to ensembles. That being said, due to its ties to the sixties and beatnik/mod subcultures, it will always look most at home within these types of looks. For those who want something a bit darker and edgier, try pairing your boots with the rocker's go-to uniform: black/slim skinny jeans, a plain tee/shirt and classic leather biker. 
It is and outfit that can be thrown on with minimal fuss and oozes effortless cool. 

Purchasing guidelines. 
-Chelsea boots traditionally feature either a rounded or pointed shape. The size of your feet will determine which ones you should gravitate towards. If you perhaps have larger feet go for something rounded, whereas those with smaller feet can often get away with pointed, Beatle style.
- Black is a classic choice and works perfectly with jeans. Coloured suede, like brown, navy, or grey looks better with trousers as well as with denim.

4.Turtleneck
Chances are, you have a turtleneck or two somewhere in your winter wardrobe. It is one those staples that you keep around because it is super warm and totally practical for cold weather layering-but this basic is having a major moment this season it is suprising chic, too. Seriously!! This season it is all about high-necked jumpers and t-shirts.

5. White t-shirt/shirt
 Each season has a trend, but the classics are your best friends. They are trust worthy and forever chic, and will always be there when you need. Next to blue jeans and Chuck Taylors, there is nothing quite as all-American as the humble white t-shirt. It is versatile, it is cool and it as a piece that is able to worn any day of the year, in any season. That said, there is something about fall that makes the white tee especially necessary, as it can anchor statement pieces such as ripped jeans or a big knitwear cardigan.
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20140823

HOW TO DRESS UP FOR A PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW

F21 blazer-Primark jeans-Zara loafers
H&M shirt-Casio watch-Rings are from EBAY


Hi beautiful people,

Today I´d like to talk about how to dress up for an interview, whether it is either for a job, an internship or just a casual meeting. I recently had an interview for a placement, but I actually had no idea what to wear. Therefore, I would like to give you some useful tips,but before I continue, please take into consideration that the first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That´s why, in many cases, it is still important to dress professionally for a job interview, regardless of the work environment. What is the appropriate dress code for an interview= you will want that first impression to be not just a good one, a great one. In general, the candidate dressed in a suit and tie is going to make a much better impression than the candidate dressed in scruffy jeans and a simple t-shirt. However, it all depends on what kind of company you would like to apply for, because for Fashion business company, you do not have to necessarily being dressed in a suit. This also means for applying at a restaurant, such as MacDonald.

Men´s interview attire                                                                Women´s interview attire
- Suit (solid colour - navy or dark grey)                                            suit (nave black or dark grey)
- Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)                  The suit skirt should be long enough
- belt                                                                                            coordinated blouse
- Tie                                                                                             conservative shoes
- Dark socks, conservative leather shoes                                         Limited jewelry
- Little or no jewelry                                                                       Light make-up/perfume
- Neat, or professional hairstyle                                                      Neutral pantyhose
- Limit the aftershave                                                                     Professional hairstyle
- Neatly trimmed nails                                                                    Briefcase
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20140821

ZARA WISH LIST


Hello beautiful readers,

Have you all seen the new autumn collection 2014 by ZARA? Well, I did! When I was around the age of 16 I was completely obsessed with ZARA clothing pieces, however, my love for ZARA has been a  bit stagnated throughout the years, because I had the feeling that they came back every year with the same statement pieces. Furthermore, I am not sure if anyone out there noticed the same, but I can definitely tell you that they become more expensive since the past few years. Anyways, I gave it a try and went to their online web shop and honestly, I was a bit surprised how great this year´s autumn collection is.

Therefore, I´d like to show you my favourite pieces/wish list of their new collection. 

 

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