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November 2015

Posted on November 27, 2015

Sisters style: One coat, two styles

Berlin/ Coats/ Featured/ Rebel/ Romantique

Rebel Berlin Street Style Egg Shape Coat

Romantique and Rebel are back together again for another weekend in Berlin. This time, we replicated what we always did when we were kids: Raiding our mum’s wardrobe! Oh the perks of having a stylish mother.

We chose a chic herringbone egg-shaped coat by Max and Co and decided we would both wear it, showcasing how one piece of clothing can look different depending on how you style and pair it, all based on our different personalities.

Rebel:

To ensure a curving coat looks chic, think about what you wear underneath. It is a silhouette that works particularly well if your general way of dressing is skinny-legged, i.e. slim trousers or short skirts. I paired mine with skinny jeans and pointy boots. Pointy shoes, whether they are flats, heels or boots, always elongate the leg.

Avoid wearing knee-length skirts or wide legged trousers or you will look like a marshmallow!

Romantique egg shape coat Berlin Street Style

Romantique:

Egg-shaped coats are cleverly romantic and feminine without alluding to the traditional hourglass silhouette.

The voluminous shape of the cocoon coat lends itself to pairing it with a shorter skirt and ballet pumps.

The leopard-print pointy ballet pumps serve as an eye-catcher against the grey colour and a mini pattern clash with the herringbone coat.

Sometimes, grey can drain the complexion so I perked up my make-up with a matte, pigmented red lipstick (blue based) to pop against the coat.

Romantique Street Style Berlin Egg shape coat and BERET

I’m wearing: Coat by Max & Co. Black turtle neck jumper by Max & Co. Grey knitted pleat skirt by Stefanel. Leopard printed flats with leather bow by Kurt Geiger & navy beret by House of Fraser.

Rebel Berlin street style egg shape coat beret

Rebel Stret style Berlin Egg shaped coat beret

How would you style the egg-shaped coat? A la Romantique, with skirt and ballet pumps, or like Rebel with skinny jeans?

Romantique street style berlin egg shape coat

Posted on November 16, 2015

Romantique and Rebel’s Top 5 Timeless Statement Winter Coats

Coats/ Featured/ Rebel/ Romantique

Romantique navy blue duffle coat bogner london

Slowly but surely, stormy gales and wet, dark days will take over from golden autumn. Time for Romantique and Rebel to dig out our favourite, timeless coat favourites for inspiration and a guide to what you should buy if you’re looking to invest in a new winter coat this year.

Taa daa! The following  winter coats and shapes have stood the test of time and trends and will serve you well for years to come.

The Duffle Coat (Romantique)

Hailing from Belgium, duffle is a coarse, thick woollen material. This quintessential British wardrobe staple typically comes with signature toggle fasteners .

Romantique’ s tip: The duffle coat is a sporty, casual choice. Pair it with dainty, feminine dresses or shoes for a modern clash of styles. Best in classic colours such as navy or cream.

Above: Romantique is wearing a navy blue duffle coat by Bogner. Black doctors bag by Prada. Penny loafers by Sebago.

The Candy coloured egg shape coat (Romantique)

The egg shape coat stems from my favourite fashion era, the 60s. The voluminous shape fits best with slim silhouettes like skinny jeans, cigarette pants or short skirts. Candy colours such as powder pink, lemon yellow or mint green are the perfect companion for this kind of coat.

Romantique pink coat sicily bag notting hill london

The Parka Coat (Mummy Romantique)

The perennial parka coat is another style classic you can’t go wrong with. Made winter proof with cosy fur or fleece lining for bitterly cold January days. Similar to the duffle coat, this is an easy, cool basic, best styled with feminine hemlines and shoes for maximum effect!

Mummy Romantique is wearing: Winter parka coat by Witty Knitters Hamburg, skinny jeans by J Brand, ankle boots by Candice Cooper, cat eye glasses by Gucci.

Fur Parka Berlin street style chic at 62

The fire engine red coat (Rebel)

Red is a signal colour and a real show stopper. This colour works best with a minimalistic, straight blazer cut. Chic, sophisticated and not to be confused with Santa Claus.

Rebel is wearing a red coat by Calvin Klein. Peter Pan collar shirt by Zara. Sneakers by Converse.

Street-Style-Red-Coat

The checkered plaid coat (rebel)

Think Kurt-Cobain flannel shirts meet grown-up Parisian chic. The black and red pattern garnered a lot of interest a few seasons back when Saint Laurent created a winter collection around this theme. Plaid coats are a great statement whilst still being classic enough to integrate into a variety of outfits

Rebel is wearing a black and red plaid jacket by Cerruti, skinny jeans by Blessed & Cursed glasses by Stella McCartney.

Plaid coat street style Hamburg

Fashion inspiration by our favourite icon Alexa Chung. Whatever she throws on, she always looks pulled together, casually elegant and chic.

alexa chung plaid coat

Alexa Chung navy duffle coat

 

 

Posted on November 10, 2015

Sisters in Style – Romantique and Rebel Instagram to Follow Now

Featured/ Rebel/ Romantique

Whether you are  an Instagram newcomer or a veteran, you should start  following our romantiqueandrebel account now!  Click through our best of instagram posts to catch a glimpse of our  sisters’ life in London and Hamburg.

#italy police

# Romantique flirting with Italian Police in Palermo

#nailpolish

#Rebel’s Nailpolish Collection by Essie

#gingham

#Romantique chills on the Beach

#smoothie #Rebel’s Smoothie Lunch

#romantique

#Romatique at the beach in Germany

#rebel (2)

#Happy Rebel

#palermo

#Stunning Palermo

#miami

#Rebel Miami Street Style

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#Romantique’s Street Style

#halloween

#Romantique’s Meow Halloween

#rebel

#Rebel Autumn Street Style

Posted on November 7, 2015

How To Dress Your Age for Autumn 2015

Blazer / Jackets/ Featured/ Rebel/ Shoes/ Wardrobe

In a world where everyone from nine to 90 wears jeans, what does “age appropriate” actually mean?

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Dressing your age means feeling comfortable in your own skin and working with what you’ve got.  In my case, now that I’m in my 40s, I find myself wanting to dress not necessarily younger but edgier. I want to push my boundaries, to find silhouettes that are modern and clean and have a twist – therefore I can not say goodbye to my Allstar Converse. I need a little funk. Not a lot. But enough to keep it all interesting.

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My beloved Allstar Converse in Black, Bag by Moschino.

The key to successfully looking age appropriate and modern is paying attention to what feels right on you – trust your instincts and don’t get distracted by 25 year old girls with 30 million followers on instagram, that’s not helpful. Take your cue from women who do it well, like Charlize Theron, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney. Age classy, not trashy and you dress your age. 

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I wore: Blazer by Tommy Hilfiger, Shirt and Flats by Jcrew

Posted on November 3, 2015

Straw Bag in Golden Autumn

Bags/ Featured/ Rebel
Rebel Sicily Bag Autumn

I’m wearing: “Gig” Sicily Bag, Denim shirt by 0039 Italy, skinny jeans by Zara, leopard flats by BCBG, nude sunglasses by Celine.

Romantique and I are in love with Sicily Bag, the beautiful coffa straw bags Romantique discovered this year on her summer holiday in Sicily. In 6 weeks, she managed to set up a web boutique to share these artisanal wonders with the world!

As we’re moving into chillier but golden-sunny autumn weather, I wondered whether I’d still get away with carrying the richly embellished summer accessory. The answer is yes! As long as the weather is sunny and dry, the Sicilian basket looks stunning set against the oranges, yellows and deep reds of autumn.

Personally, I like to keep my outfit simple, with classic shapes and muted colours, and then have one accessory to pop, like Sicily Bag. In the pic above, I’m wearing a denim shirt, denim skinnies and leopard flats.

I'm wearing: "Gigi" Sicily Bag, Breton striped shirt by J Crew. Flats by BCBG.

I’m wearing: “Gigi” Sicily Bag, Breton striped shirt by J Crew. Flats by BCBG.

I love simple Breton stripes for their versatility:  Wear them with short sleeves in summer, or with long sleeves and in cosy materials like wool and cashmere in winter. Combine with Sicily Bag to make you feel like summer hasn’t left the building just yet. Love it!

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Rebel Sicily Bag Coffa Zara Denim

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