VIVAIA / These Shoes Are Just Perfect in Every Way

SUSTAINABLE, STYLISH AND TIMELESS.
In collaboration with Vivaia.

My favorite everyday flats

Meet my new eco-friendly, stylish and oh-so-comfortable shoes from Vivaia. Flats are top of mind for me for my everyday life. I love beautiful and qualified shoes, but I also love shoes that are comfortable to walk in, shoes that make you forget you’re wearing shoes. That’s why I love Vivaia’s shoes, they’re beautiful yet so soft and comfortable – giving you a feeling like you are walking on the clouds.

Vivaia offers qualified shoes that are known for their elegant design, sustainable materials, and heavenly soft comfort – giving you a feeling like you are walking on the clouds. Their focus is to create luxurious and fashion-forward footwear with exceptional quality while also concentrating to make a positive impact on the world. Vivaia uses recycled eco-friendly materials obtained from plastic water bottles, creating a signature material that will last for years to come.

Both of these shoes are made from six recycled plastic bottles, they are fully machine washable so you can easily keep your shoes clean. Sounds perfect or what? Wait, there is even more good news… Vivaia has a wide range of color and model to choose from, there is a perfect pair of shoes for every taste.

Use my code AN to get 20% discount to every single thing on Vivaia’s selection until December 15th.

Thank you for reading!
Love,
Anna

Should I Buy a Suit? / 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Suit

THINK BEFORE YOU BUY.

4 Things to think about before buying a suit

Is it just me or have you noticed that women’s suits are everywhere right now? It seems that the coolest looks are created with tailored suits – put on a suit and you’ll surely be one of the best dressed person no matter where you’re heading into. While I certainly love wearing dresses and skirts over anything else, I find myself thinking about women’s suits, how effortlessly stylish they look, and if I need to add a new set to my closet for the upcoming season.

Several things advocate for the value of suits; they are both trendy and timeless, they flatter all figures and body shapes. They can be worn almost everywhere; to the office, a dinner, a party, and the list goes on. The style works dressed up or down, and as a bonus, you can also wear the pieces as separates. Sounds perfect or what?

But what if you are a girly girl and mostly wear dresses and skirts, or if you love casual style more than formal looks, should you buy a suit because it’s trendy and everybody’s wearing a suit? There’s no point following a trend that doesn’t feel right for you. If you feel that it’s not your thing – if you don’t like it, you’ll never wear it. But if you like it, buy it, wear it – embrace it.

Here are four questions to help you figuring out if a trouser suit is your thing:

1. Is your style formal or casual?

  • Do you prefer formal or casual looks? You may love a suit on someone, but if she has a totally different style than yours, you may find yourself feeling insecure when wearing a suit. If you’re comfortable wearing formal looks, that’s a mark in its favor.

2. Do you enjoy wearing structured blazers?

  • Are you already comfortable wearing blazers? If structured blazers feel like your thing, you might also feel comfortable and empowered wearing a trouser suit.

3. Can you visualize yourself wearing a suit in real life situations?

  • Where would you wear a suit? List at least three situations in which you could wear a suit. If you can imagine yourself happily wearing a suit in real life occasions, it’s a good indication that you would actually wear your suit instead of leaving it to hang in your closet.

4. Do you see yourself wearing a suit short-term or long-term?

  • Is a suit something you see yourself wearing season after season? Visualize yourself wearing that same suit in five or even ten years’ time, will that suit stand a test of time?

Before investing in anything new, it’s good to turn inwards for a second and let yourself think about the lifetime value your new purchace will provide. Everyone deserves to look and feel good, and there’s no doubt that fashion can be incredibly powerful tool when it comes to making you feel empowered, but only when you make your own fashion choices and believe in your own sense of style, instead of dressing for someone else.

Thank you for reading,
Love,
Anna

Standout With Zebra Stripes / The One Print That Makes Any Look Eye-Catching

WILD ABOUT ANIMAL PRINTS.

The graphic zebra print is the fashion statement of the moment

Did you know that animal prints are forever in style? They’re always on point, and they’ve never gone out of style. A classic leopard print is already considered as “neutral”. But there’s more to be experienced in the fashion jungle – if you already feel comfortable wearing leopard print, I guess you would love zebra print too.

My favorite print for fall has surprisingly become a zebra print. After wearing almost only floral dresses all summer, as the new season arrived, I have found myself gravitating towards wild animal prints, and especially graphic zebra prints. In particular, I have been wearing this statement jumper over and over again. The silhouette is fun, featuring sleeves with a unique, boxy cut, and I love how it can be dressed up and down. I have paired it  already with classic trousers, high waisted denim and knitted skirts and I’m already dreaming of 100 different ways to style it.

While zebra print is one of the most fashionable prints at the moment, it can be considered as a timeless print that you can wear season after season. If you’re looking for something that can be easily styled with multiple looks, I suggest you to choose a monochromatic black and white zebra pattern, as it can be paired with any color. For a classic look, pair it with black or white, for more casual look, add denim to create a relaxed finish. And if you’re ready to make a real statement look, pair your zebra printed piece with a pop of some bold color, pink, green, yellow, blue… any color will go, just be sure to pick a color that makes you feel beautiful and empowered.

Are you already happily wearing animal prints?

Thank you for reading!
Love,
Anna

5 Fresh Styling Tricks to Help You Style Your Chunky Sweater

THE SWEATER WEATHER IS HERE.
In collaboration with Chicwish.

Stay warm while remaining stylish with a chunky sweater

One of the first things I always look for in autumn is knitwear. They pair perfectly with chilly autumn days and crisp leaves, and obviously, they’re meant to keep us warm and cozy during the colder months.

I love oversized, chunky sweaters for a few reasons:

  1. They have enough room for layering when you need some extra warmth.
  2. They’re easy to style in multiple ways, and can be worn with jeans for casual look, skirts for a statement look or if the sweater is long enough, with nothing underneath styled with knee-high boots.
  3. A chunky sweater is very photogenic, the heavier material and the texture just looks good when being photographed.
  4. They’re timeless, a chunky sweater trend is here to stay, so you can surely make the most of your sweater season after season.

If you have a chunky sweater somewhere in your wardrobe or consider investing in one, but are not used to wearing oversized styles, styling a chunky sweater can feel a little challenging. Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of extra material in this knitted number. To avoid finding yourself looking shapeless, and instead, looking fabulous and polished, there are a few tricks to help you:

5 Styling tricks to help you style your chunky sweater

1. Tuck it in

Try a half-tuck, that means slightly tuck your chunky knit halfway into your bottom of choice (see my pictures). This works specially if the sweater features a long and wide fit.

2. Look for balance

Pair your chunky knit with sleek pieces, like slim skirt or trousers for balanced and figure-flattering finish. Pair with heels or sleek boots for extra stylish and polished look.

3. Go all-oversized

If oversized looks are your thing, you can just forget all the rules, and make it a statement look! Go all-oversized, add wide-legged pants or loose maxi skirt, and finish the look with chunky boots or sneakers.

4. Glam it up

For a more glamorous finish, pair your chunky sweater with something shiny, a satin slip dress would go perfectly with it or maybe even a sequin trousers… Metallic accessories work well too!

5. Be confident

Wear your chunky sweater with confidence and smile (that works for your all looks). When you feel happy inside your happiness will shine on everyone you meet.

I hope these styling tricks will help you to feel confident and happy in all your chunky sweater looks.

Thank you for reading!
Love,
Anna

SWEATER in collaboration with Chicwish