window shopping

Window shopping #1

May 5, 2014

Hey again, everyone! As I briefly mentioned back here, I’m slowly but surely turning my wardrobe around since I’ve come to terms with what feels natural to me, style-wise. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl at heart and despite my love for, say, Free People and their elaborate bohemian style, I just can’t force myself into pretty dresses and skirts and complicated yet gorgeous outfits.

 

I would love to wear, say, a maxi skirt in Winter but to me, the inconveniences outweigh the sole benefit of looking pretty. I have quite a few little waistcoats, whether with lace, beads or fringes, but I hardly get around wearing them because well – what purpose do they serve, other than making your outfit a bit more exciting? There’s a little voice in my head that keeps saying “NAH GURL just wear the t-shirt, anything else is too fussy!” And that voice seems to be winning.

 

So here’s what I hope to be wearing when the sun shines a little brighter! Note: When you hover the images you’ll be linked to the items/sources! Nifty, isn’t it?!

White Jeans by Disco Me to Oblivion, baby!T-Shirt dresses by Disco me to Oblivion, baby! Wishlist by Disco me to Oblivion, baby! Luxury Basics by Disco me to Oblivion, baby!

go to Sincerely, Jules go to Zalando.be go to Zalando.be go to Zalando.be go to Death by elocution go to Elle Apparel go to Promod.eu go to Promod.eu go to Barefoot Blonde go to Esprit.be go to COSstores.com go to Esprit.be go to For Love and Lemons go to Kishene.com go to Selected.com

 

Because looking like a slob is a big step closer if you dress in jeans and t-shirt, I try to opt for basics on the higher end of the budget scale: Linen or silk blends don’t usually come cheap unless the manufacturer saved their pennies on construction rather than materials. Read: The side seam from my linen tee that I got from Zara now runs across my belly button. Not a good look. I’m hoping to find some nice alternatives at Esprit, COS or & Other Stories.

 

Number one key to refrain from looking boring is obviously accessorising. I’ve been trying to leave my black bags at home and go with a lesser expected variation, like the sage/turquoise suede bag I’m dying to get. I also love the printed version for a playful accent when wearing solids. When it comes to jewelry, I’m piling on making sure I mix different metals and textures. I have the best addresses in Antwerp for boho-esque jewelry made with semi-precious stones – I can’t wait to save up and splurge on some of the beautiful necklaces I’ve seen!

 

So yeah, that’s about it I suppose! I’m definitely going to try to stick to my list this season to avoid frivolous spending and ending up with another dozen of pieces that don’t go together and only take up precious, precious wardrobe space. Have you guys made a wishlist for the coming season? If you have a blog post of your own or a board on pinterest, leave the links in the reply! It doesn’t hurt to look, right? Right…?

 

Adios friends!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Selina May 6, 2014 at 08:28

    I wear waistcoats over dresses. It’s a good combination, give it a try. Then you are using the waistcoat and wearing a dress and look more dressed up but with less fuss

    • Reply Vicky May 6, 2014 at 09:20

      It sounds so easy yet I would have never thought of that :P I especially like the idea of wearing a waistcoat with bandeau dresses because I always feel a little nekkid in them! Thanks! :D

  • Reply KISHENE May 12, 2014 at 12:11

    Great selection!!! We love it
    Xx

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