Summer Trends

Summer Trends
I know Autumn is soon here and some of you probably are already sick of summer but as some of us - including me - haven't been on our summer holiday yet, I wanted to talk about this years summer must haves. (starting top left corner)
White Bikinis / Swimsuits:
I've always been a fan of white swimsuits because people look so good in them combined with their tan. But this year is the first year I actually bought one. As I have many many bikinis I decided to go for a very low cut white swimsuit from ASOS. I saw this one on Danielle Bernstein and I think it is super cute and very sexy. You can wear it to the beach but also, paired with cute shorts to a day party. I think it is the perfect swimsuit that doesn't look old fashioned and boring.
Neopren / Coloured bikinis:
Neopren is THE trend this year. The bikini brand Triangl has become the statement brand to wear to the beach. I personally don't own one because in my opinion too many people have it now but I think they're super super cute. Due to the neopren they don't go out of form and stay perfectly shaped as they are.
Croched Bikinis:
Another thing you see everywhere this year are croched bikinis. Models wear them, singers wear them, bloggers wear them, basically everyone wears them. I think they're so cute and so chic, especially for one of the many parties on Ibiza but I doubt they're actually good for the water..
Black Playsuits:
For me Playsuits are the best thing invented EVER. I wear them all the time. They are so comfortable without looking sloppy. Especially the trend to wear a plain black one is super cool, as it is so elegant yet cool. You can dress them up and down. The one here is from Zara, which I love but ASOS and Topshop have many as well. So do not hesitate to buy one. You won't regret it.
Patchwork Dresses:
I wasn't a fan of this trend at first because I think it's very hard to make it look cool and not weird but when I saw this Zara dress from their new A/W Collection I immediately wanted to buy it. What I love about it is that the patchwork is not too much and you can wear it now with sandals or espadrilles but also when the temperatures and the leaves are starting to fall again you can perfectly combine it with thin tights and boots and you have a perfect look.
Palm Tree Prints:
Another thing that I saw on Danielle Bernstein and started to love at first sight is this Palm Tree printed playsuit from H&M. It is a bargain and fits perfectly. I think it is the perfect trend for summer when you dream of lying under the palm trees and having dinner by the ocean. It is very cute and super summery. I would wear this one with simple sandals or I would combine it with a tight white t-shirt and black shoes when it's a bit cooler.
As I love playsuits I also love jumpsuits. Especially the ones with a flared leg and a cool print on them. The one I show here is from two summers ago and from Topshop and I think it is one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's cute, comfortable and not too hot. I think it is still very in style even though I bought it two summers ago. There are plenty similar ones out now at Zara e.g. I also like them in a plain black colour. Especially if you're going to a bit more sophisticated place for dinner.
High Waisted Denim Shorts:
They've been around for ages but still belong in every summer wardrobe in my opinion. They are comfortable, simple and sexy. You can wear them with everything and you manage to look good. As they're high waisted your legs tend to look longer and if you combine it with a cool shirt and boots you have a bit of rockstar vibe going on, which everyone loves every once in a while.
Denim Skirts:
Before you cringe, no we are not back in the early 2000s when Britney and co. wore these distressed mini mini mini denim skirts (which I still love tbh). This one is more elegant and chic and fits the vibe that's going on in fashion ath the moment perfectly. It's A-line and slight higher waist is perfect to combine them with a crop top or a cropped blouse. I wear them with Birk's or sneakers or espadrilles.
Lace Shorts:
Another trend that I love because they are extremely comfortable and extremely changable. You can wear them to the beach with your fave bikini and your good to go or you wear them by night with a nice top, sandals and statement jewellery and you're dressed to impress. I think it is the perfect alternative for a skirt because you can sit the way you want to sit and you don't have to worry about anything.
This year you either see the Dior So Real glasses on the beach or the round Ray Ban sunnies. It's all about that this year. If you want to go for a statement go with the So Real, they are my favorite thing on earth. If you prefer the rocker look with the John Lennon vibe you don't go wrong with the Ray Ban's and as there are so many cool colours now you can even make them look very sophisticated and elegant.
I still think some classic aviators, clubmasters or wayfarers are perfect types of sunglasses you can ALWAYS wear.
White Nail Polish:
I'm not a bright kind of girl when it comes to nail polishes. I usually go with either black, dark red or classic red most of the time but this summer I love white nail polish. Especially when you're tanned. Your hands look so much more tanned and it is just like another accessory. If you don't want to go all white there are great rosé ones out that are almost white or the same with a very baby blue hint in it.
Crop Tops:
Crop tops are everywhere this year. Either bralets, like the one from Calvin Klein or flowy ones like the white from Topshop. You can never go wrong with a crop top unless you show too much skin and you look like you escaped from the early 2000s. I love them combined with high waisted shorts or skirts because you only show a tad of skin and I think that is completely ok and don't worry if you don't have a supermodel body (because who does really) if you're shorts are high waisted you can easily wear a crop top. Just go with one that is a bit more flowy and not too tight and you will look amazing.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes:
Espadrilles, Birkenstock like sandals and gladiator sandals are the thing this summer. I think fashion made us a huge favor with that because finally we can wear shoes that are actually comfortable and look cute. I wear my Chanel Espadrilles almost everyday in summer and I love them to death. I think they go with everything, as do the Birk's. For the gladiator sandals, I would go with a cute skirt or flowy white dress.
Summer is the time of the year where you can wear colourful bags. This Valentino bag is everywhere at the moment. Every blogger seems to have it. I love the baby blue colour of this one. Combined with the studs it looks cool and not too Church Sunday kind of girl if you know what I mean.
Another thing that is super cool this summer, are fringe bags. Saint Laurent has plenty and I think they make you look like a little hippie and I love it. They also go great with a bit of rocky chic look.
That's it. What is your summer must have? What would you wear, what wouldn't you?

xx Stefanie

Wish List

Wish List

Autumn is coming up and my wardrobe needs a definite upgrade. These are some things I definitely need, but cannot afford for autumn. I always loved black and again this year for my autumn winter wardrobe, black is an absolute must. I think over the knee boots, especially the Lowland from Stuart Weitzman, are the most fashionable thing this autumn. I would wear them with some skinny dark blue or black jeans and a cute blouse or a comfortable sweater or I would wear them with a black mini dress. The dress is from Zara and has a patchwork print, which is absolutely THE thing this autumn. I would wear it with cool leather brogues or over the knee boots or little booties, like the Acne Studio Jensen leather ankle boots. I think they are super cute and super cool. The pointed toe makes them a bit more elegant. I would wear them with, well absolutely everything! I think they are adorable. 
The phone case is by Chiara Ferragni, one of my style inspirations and I already have the cheeky flats but I think this phone case is super cute. Especially because I've been looking for one for ages and this one is really nice. 
The silk blouse is from Saint Laurent and yet another thing on my wish list. It has little dots on it and I think it's just a must have. Whether you wear it with a cool leather mini skirt, ripped jeans or simple dark blue jeans. You look immediately dressed with it.
The sneakers are the Nike Air Max Thea and I think they are a great alternative for the very chunky Air Max. They have a very feminine tailure and I think they are the perfect shoe to wear to uni.
Finally the bag. This bag has been my dream bag for over a year now and I still don't have it. It is the Saint Laurent 6 Hour Duffle Bag. Many people ask me why I want it and the answer is simple. It is the perfect everyday bag. It has a long strap and much space in it but it's not too chunky. It has a very elegant yet rocky touch to it and that is why I absolutely love it and want it. Maybe some day God will provide me with this dream of a bag.

The Trend Pear / Eleanor Calder

My queen, the beloved Eleanor Jane Calder and her absolutely amazing friend, Maximillian Hurd started a blog! My life is complete! I know I already did a post on Eleanor's style but I just couldn't resist doing another one. 
Her style is typical London for me mixed with a bit of a californian vibe to it. Her style is simple yet absolutely perfect. She likes black and statement sunnies. She makes a t-shirt, skinny jeans, leather jacket and sneaker combination look like she just walked down the runway. She wears a lot of different and very expensive brands but doesn't stop at buying stuff from Zara or Topshop. Some people may think she shouldn't wear that expensive stuff as people think her audience is quite young but yet again why should she consider young One Direction fans? She's not dating Louis Tomlinson anymore. While I was (and still am) sad they broke up I think she never looked better and happier. She's just my absolute style icon. I think she deserves to be super successful with what she's doing and I hope she will continue being such a perfect babe.

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Christian Dior Reflected vs. Christian Dior So Real / HELP

Fashion Friends I am in need of your help!! Christian Dior massively stepped up their sunglasses game this year. From rather boring and classic sunglasses they went to aviator meets clubmaster kind of looks. While these two Ray-Ban models (whom I love) are rather old school, the new Dior glasses have an extremely futuristic vibe. Most of them are mirrored and very clean. Now two models caught my eye. The Reflected (the one below with the green nose things) and the So Real ones (the upper ones). Lookin at the price the Reflected are a bit cheaper but I think if you invest in some sunglasses around 300 Dollar I think a plus/minus 50 Dollar difference doesn't make you millionaire but still I cannot decide, which model I prefer.
Check out my pro and con list (I'm a sucker for those lists) and let me know.

Christian Dior So Real:
+ super different
+ futuristic
+ Celebs Number 1 Favourite at the moment
+ original design
+ effin' awesome ;)
- more expensive
- maybe too different?

Christian Dior Reflected:
+ simple
+ cheaper
+ cool
+futuristic vibe
+ more classy
+ don't go out of style (attention: Tay Swift reference)
- boring
- if you spend so much money rather get the cooler ones

Like you see my deciding process is not going so well.
Let me know what you think!!

xx Stefanie 

Zara Shoe must-haves AW15

I've been browsing on the Zara website quite a bit and I have to say they really stepped up their shoe game quite a bit for this Fall/Winter Collection. They are inspired by Isabel Marant and Saint Laurent - my two favourite brands of all time. I picked out my three favourite ones and I'm going to tell you why.

Cowboy Leather Sandals:
They are black with cute little cowboy details. They look like Birkenstock but certainly are much cooler. Isabel Marant had similar ones this summer, which were ridiculously expensive but now every fashionista with a little spending budget can cry from happiness now! I think they are extremely great. They are super edgy but also extremely comfortable and good for your every day use. You won't look boring anymore when you pop by your local grocery store wearing these shoes.

Leather Cowboy Boots:
It feels like Zara has a little cowboy vibe going on this season and I absolutely love it. I've always been a fan of cowboy boots and now that they look even cooler and a tad rockier I cannot get enough of them. Saint Laurent has had shoes like this in their collection for quite a while and as I am a huge sucker for the French brand that would leave me broke even if I had the money I really wanted a pair. Lucky me can now get a similar pair from Zara for about a nineth of the price. Yay! I think they look great with simple black skinny jeans but also with some cool leather pants and maybe even with a dress (attention: just because they're cowboy boots doesn't mean you need to dress like a good old cowgirl)

Leather Pumps with straps:
I think strappy heels are probably one of the sexiest shoes you can wear. Every man is a sucker for high heels with straps and lately these shoes have become the newest obsession of bloggers and celebs all around the globe. Either as flats or heels everyone seems to be wearing shoes like this at the moment. Again Isabel Marant had similars in her collections already and as Zara is always bringing us the latest trends on a much cheaper budget, they couldn't resist on designing a pair of those strappy heels themselves. I think they are very cute and sexy at the same time. I think they look great to boyfriend jeans and a cute little crop top or to a little black dress. I think they are a new form of the classic black pump and they don't make you look like you're going to meet your attorney (not that meeting your attorney is bad, especially if it is a Harvey Spectre kind of guy)

Tell me what you think babes. What are your favourite Zara trends at the moment and which shoe do you prefer? Let me know in the comment box.

xx Stefanie

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Blogger of the week // Fashion Influx

I love blogging and I love other bloggers even more. They are my newest obession. So I decided to post about my favourite bloggers every now and then. This week my favourite blogger is Lydia Rose from Fashion Influx. She is from northern England and therefore has the cutest accent ever. She is stunningly beautiful and super cool. Her style is very clean and classic but that's what I love about it. She doesn't dress in extremely expensive clothes that a normal person like me would never be able to afford. For me at least, she's the queen of making relatively cheap clothes look super high fashion and that alone is a talent.
Her make up always looks on point and her shade of blonde hair is seriously to die for!

Her Youtube channel is probably my favourite in this whole world. I adore her haul videos but also her makeup videos (she is actually a really talented one in that perspective).

I also love that she's not too famous (yet) as she is really approachable and cute with her fans btu I do think she deservs way more followers and admires like I am.

If you love fashion and beauty and want to get jealous of an extremely gorgeous girl then go follow her.
Instagram: Fashioninflux
Twitter: @LRFashioninflux

Rainbow Hair

Hi my loves

Todays post is going to be about rainbow hair!!! I'm absolutely in love with the hair colors that have been going around lately. Especially on tumblr, every girl seems to color her hair in a bold color. I think pastel colors look absolutely gorgeous and if I wasn't such a chicken I'd actually consider coloring my hair pastel pink or blue.
Everyone seems to be doing it. Hilary Duff did it, Kylie Jenner did it, Nicole Richie did it and Gemma Styles did it. They all have one thing in common, they looked absolutely smashing with these bold hair colors.
I think especially when you're on holiday by the beach pastel colored hair will look amazing. I think Bleach London has the best colors when it comes to coloring your hair in a very bold way and I think you should definitely check it out.
For me it is the perfect summer trend that makes you look fun and spontaneous and especially non permanent colors are perfect as they will fade!
I've been following them for quite some time now and I just love them all! On my next trip to London I might actually consider stopping by and go a little crazy (my mum would not approve).
What are your thoughts on colored hair? Would you consider doing that?

xx Stefanie