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Bikini Time

Next week I can start packing for Portugal. I can’t tell you how excited I am, we’ve just had the worst summer here in Cologne and I can not wait to leave it behind and hit the beach. Here’s my beach equipment..

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Candice or nothing

Gorgeous Candice in this really cool, really chill and yet incredibly fashionable editorial for Muse magazine (summer 2012 issue). The styling is very creative and has an intriguing ambiguity about it: These are some very feminine looks yet all have a masculine twist. Also, the looks are very edgy and sexy but they have a man repelling quality about them.
This woman can’t not look sexy which is why I love her in this natural, more approachable look, as opposed to her all dolled up posing as a sex kitten (remember her in her short short denim shorts in Terry Richardson’s studio? Overkill.)
Here goes, Candice Swanepoel shot by Cass Bird and styled by Ethel Park. My hat is off to all of them.

Images via Wolfcub

#10

My favorite color for this summer is white, especially when it’s paired with a pale fluorescent yellow, it just doesn’t get much fresher than that. Since I don’t own a suit (yet! I want one so bad!) I just like combining all my blazers with matching pants or in this case shorts. Men’s wear is always a great inspiration especially when there’s a feminine twist, in this case super short cut-offs.
Blazer from H&M, top from Weekday, shorts from Monki and second hand belt.

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Tropicalia

This picture from Planet Blue‘s lookbook inspired me to compile a list of my favorite tropical summer clothes. It takes a good sense of humor and courage to wear Hawaiian prints, one of the must ridiculed prints of all times, which makes it fun. Also, what screams summer any louder than palm trees and the color of the ocean?

Images via Net-a-porter, Farfetch, Charm and Chain, River Island, Topshop

summer picks

Since summer finally arrived I can’t stop thinking about my upcoming trip to Portugal (okay, it’s only in two months but I can not wait!). I’ve made a list of my summer necessities..

Something white. A white, slightly sheer blouse does everything. I always try to travel with hand luggage only so choosing versatile pieces is key.

Something short. Needless to say anything. It’s a necessity.

Something bold. I tend to under-accessorize during summer, but one statement piece really makes a difference. Found this amazing plexi cuff here.

Something waterproof. Again – versatility. Plus a sense of humor and nostalgia. Get them here.

Something tropical. And revealing. Via Miss Selfridge.Something cool. And protective. These are perfection in my opinion. Via Gargyle.

blast from the past

I used to love these as a kid: jelly sandals.
At first I didn’t really know what to think when two of my currently most important style influences were wearing them (Ivania from Love Aesthetics paired them with ankle cuffs and the girls from Helen Glory wear their Juju’s with socks), but then I figured why not.. I love transparent things, rubber is such a cool material, as I recall they’re really cheap and you can wear them on the beach. I’m going to give them a try even though I’m pretty sure they will polarize. What do you guys think?

summer’s favorite shoes

Every year I have trouble finding sandals and I end up buying 3 pairs of 3€ espadrilles that I can throw away after one season instead of settling for sandals I’m not that much into. This year is different. Sandals are minimalistic, sportswear inspired, futuristic-looking and I adore them. Now the only issue is choosing..

pull and bear

Nowadays shopping abroad is not really what it used to be. I used to shop almost exclusively when traveling, bringing home garments no one else would have. But unfortunately chains like Bershka and Gina Tricot have recently opened in Cologne, so I don’t have to go to the Iberian Peninsula or Scandinavia for those anymore. Then all the Inditex chains (Zara, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Bershka, Oysho etc.) opened their doors for the online customer.. Sure, the clothes are still the same but they just lose their appeal now that they’re available for anyone anywhere. At least I spent a lot less money on clothes while I was in Portugal this time!

Still, the portuguese high street is quite good (and cheap!), one of my go-to stores there is Pull and Bear. You can order from them online and I might just do that. Here are some of my favorite items: