Layering with Happy Socks

Just as important as the pieces you choose to wear is how you actually wear them – that´s how you show the world how stylish you are 😉 But believe me when I say that never in a million years I´d see myself embracing this new trend… Until, of course, I tried it. If you search between street style photos you´ll surely find lots of cool examples that will make you want to pair your most colorful socks with those amazing velvet shoes you wanted to buy so badly but still haven´t because, oh well, who wears winter sandals with socks?

When Happy Socks contacted me I knew I had to do this post. Fashion is all about taking risks and leaving your comfort zone, right? So that´s just what I did… Happy Socks are perfect to style because of its huge variety of cool prints and bright colors – who would want to hide them? Definitely worth looking at their amazing collection.

Quick tips to style shoes&socks: When in doubt, go for neutral socks. If you´re not a fan of big contrasts nor prints, stick with the same color (example: dark blue heels and baby blue socks). If you´re wearing socks with prints, try to pair them with something that has the same color scheme.

As always, i´d love to meet you on the comments section and know how you´ll be styling your socks & shoes this Fall 🙂

Boots: Zara; Socks: Happy Socks
Mary Jane´s: Zara; Socks: Happy Socks
Shoes: Zara; Socks: Happy Socks
Shoes: La Redoute; Socks: Happy Socks

Left: Dries van Notten (via Style.com); Right: Versace (via Vogue.com)

Left: via http://www.gofeminin.de; Right: Mira Duma (via thezoereport.com)

Left: via Garancedore.com; Right: via thezoereport.com
 

Happy Socks were kindly sent to me. The post was my idea and all opinions are my own. 

Fall Trend Report – Accessories 

I may be a monochrome enthusiast and I may even love a lot more than I should a good minimal outfit. But when it comes to accessories I sure know ‘More is more and less is a bore’ (quoting Iris Apfel, the accessory God). Fact is, accessories are my personal everyday statements. So again, this season I can’t help but feeling a bit like Alice in Wonderland. There are so many accessories capable of changing an outfit instantly that I had to put an entire post together just for them. If you  follow me on Instagram you already know about my tiny bag addiction and you’ve probably seen some of the bags featured on this trend report. You see, I spent the whole August month carrying only one tiny little bag everywhere due to a monster called Luggage Space and not only I missed my collection but I also found they were all perfect for Fall. Blame it on creative directors. Again.

Nautical Hat

Nautical and military are obvious Fall trends almost every year. But in this particular case Gigi Hadid for Tommy Hilfiger was the cause for every fashionista’s inner sailor’s release.

Left Top: ASOS (Gigi Hadid for Tommy Hilfiger); Bottom Left: ASOS; Right: Vogue.com

The Beret

Tip n°1 to achieve the fabulous Parisian style. Perfect accessory for a really cold day but mostly for a bad hair day.

Bottom Right: Gucci (via Vogue.com); all the others: ASOS


The Choker 

I know by now you’re all proud owners of several chokers. Maybe even too much of them, but hey – i won’t tell how many I have and won’t ask you either 😉 So far we’ve seen simple one colored chokers. Fall brings new ones, much bolder and creative. Authentic victorian pieces, ready to help you take your layering game to the next level.

Top Left and Right: ASOS; Bottom Left: Chanel (via Vogue.com); Bottom Right: Versace (via Vogue.com)


The Belt 

When I think of vintage pieces belts are the first accessory to cross my mind (I’ll always be searching for the perfect black and gold Yves Saint Laurent logo belt). Gucci, where all the vanguard artists are, brought to Fall/Winter the famous logo belt as well as a sentiment of nostalgia and the temptation of a new – and quite expensive – acquisition. I shall not vacillate.

Top Right: ASOS; Bottom Right: Gucci (via collagevintage.com); Left, from the top: Double Buckle belt from Pull&Bear; Tom Ford (via Vogue.com); Burberry (via Vogue.com)


The Skinny Scarf

The versatile accessory. It can be a head accessory, a choker, a bracelet, a giant bow to your plain shirt.

Top Left: Gucci (via Vogue.com); Top Right: Blumarine (via Vogue.com); Bottom Right and Left: ASOS


The Statement Earrings

Because nothing screams more maximalism like bold jewelry.

Small pictures, from the top: Mango; Mango; Zara; Middle and Right: Marni (via Vogue.com).

The Mini Statement Bag

All time favorite, but that you already knew 🙂 Forget essentials like wallets with every single card you have and huge makeup bags because they won’t fit. And remember that phones these days belong on your hand. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to carry inside your bag car and house keys.

 

Top Left: Versace (via Vogue.com); Top Right: Gucci (via Vogue.com); Bottom Left: Lanvin (via Vogue.com); Bottom Right: Kenzo (via Vogue.com)

Top Left: Oldie from Zara and vintage scarf; Top Right: ASOS; Bottom Left: Parfois (last collection); Bottom Right: Bimba y Lola bag and clutch, both from old collections.

All from Zara
 

As always, i´ll be waiting for your opinions and thoughts 🙂

 

 

 

Bags have feelings too

 


Certainly you have gone through a lot of street style photos lately (after all, it is Fashion Week). And you must have seen Karlitos hanging on fashion editors bags, small bag chains or another type of bag charm. You must have also spotted great designers whose bags are basically small human beings – you just happen to keep your phone and wallet on their inside.The first thing that crossed my mind was that we were giving our bags personality. The second was that the ‘less is more’ motto definitely will not be a trend for Fall/Winter 2016.

P.s. If you’re OK with sharing your bandana you might want to consider doing what I’ve been doing with my orange fringed bag from Asos. Trust me, it’s a WIN WIN situation and another great way to ‘give your bag personality’.

De certeza que, ultimamente, viram imensas fotos de street style (afinal de contas, está a decorrer a Fashion Week). Devem ter reparado nos Karlitos pendurado nas malas dos editores de moda, correntes e outros tipos de enfeites. Também se devem ter apercebido de designers cujas malas parecem praticamente pequenos seres humanos – nos quais vocês, por acaso, guardam o telemóvel e a carteira. A primeira coisa que me passou pela cabeça foi a personificação das malas. A segunda foi aquela questão do ‘menos é mais’, que definitivamente não se vai manter no Outono/Inverno 2016.

P.s. Se Quiserem partilhar uma bandana com a vossa mala, é só copiarem a primeira foto do post. É outra óptima forma de ‘personalizarem’ as vossas malas 😉


  
  
  

Pictures: https://lespetitsjoueurs.com // http://www.anyahindmarch.com // http://www.fendi.com // asos.com