ESPRIT CAMPAIGN: EARN YOUR STRIPES

It’s obvious that Esprit is one of my favorite brands, judging from how it stands in the tag cloud.  In fact, I already wrote about three of its earlier campaigns: the nine perfect trousers for spring, colored denim as worn in the world’s fashion capitals, and travel destination looks for summer. This time around, Esprit brings you another great style advice, featuring the ever versatile stripes. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in the Northern Hemisphere or enjoying a chilly afternoon in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s easy to create a sensation in stripes with this style guide.

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SIX SUMMER FASHION LOOKS FROM PROMOD

Promod just launched a campaign featuring six looks inspired by the latest summer fashion trends. Take your pick: from Japanese to Mexican prints, ethnic to hippie chic, bright colors to modern florals. I like the New Mexican inspiration. It’s cool (or should I say “hot”?) and it just convinced me to get myself a pair of yellow jeans for summer. What about you? Which one is your favorite?

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COPY THAT: WHITE WEDNESDAY

Just a quick post to show you that you can never go wrong with white. (Especially with a white dress and white slip-ons.) Happy Wednesday!

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Inspiration photo: Pinterest. All items except Mango bag available from Zalando Netherlands and Spain.

BREAK THE RULES: PAIR A DRESS WITH JEANS

Luulla is a big online marketplace where retailers sell anything from handmade crochet dolls to vintage clothing. The ramie and linen dresses below are from IDCMA, one of the stores on Luulla. Remember how everyone keeps saying that wearing jeans (or pants) under dresses can get you arrested by the fashion police? Well, these pictures show that you can break the rules and get away with it. Sure, those platform slippers gave me nightmares last night. But overall I think that the styling here works. The casually rolled hems, boyfriend jeans, loose dress. Part Bohemian, part ethnic, part urban. Yes, I think it works.

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CORAL EYESHADOW: JUST PEACHY?

I hardly wear eye makeup because my eyes are extremely sensitive and prone to inflammation. I don’t use mascara and eyeliner. I do put on eye shadow when I need to but even that is a risk I have to take. Last week, however, for some crazy reason, I found myself picking up an “ophthalmologically tested” eyeshadow stick from Kiko Cosmetics. I bought #29 (intensive coral) with the intention of wearing it during the day. Though I was on the fence about the color, I chose it nonetheless because it was the least “daring” among the choices available (the others being blue, green and fuchsia). And because I remain unsure about the color, I haven’t gone around wearing it.  What do you guys think of coral on the eyelids?

UPDATE: My left eye became inflamed from trying on the eyeshadow around the house. Argh. I just got back from the doctor and I have to wear an eye patch until  tomorrow. Hope the medication works, otherwise I will have to see an eye specialist. So let it be known, Kiko’s “ophthalmologically tested” products are NOT safe for sensitive eyes! 

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HOLIDAYS IN MONOCHROME

It’s only a month away before summer officially starts. I bet that at this point, many of you are already making vacation plans. I bet, too, that 50 percent of those plans comprises holiday outfits. Summer is obviously the time to wear colors, whether in soft neutral palettes or in crazy, unexpected combinations. Now here’s something fun. How about ditching that color wheel on your desk and going monochromatic? Not in black, white or nude. But in green, purple or yellow. Game?

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