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Posted on September 12, 2017

Transitional staple: The jumpsuit

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Rocking that romper by Max and Co. Straw bag by Sicily Bag.

Phew, summer has flown by and now it’s time for the falling leaves, shorter days and chillier nights.  It’s been super busy for me, settling into my new job at Amazon as well as finding my feet in Berlin. The move from London last year still feels so fresh and raw and being a foreigner in my home town has had its challenges!

When life gets busy like this, I’d like to grab comfortable yet stylish wardrobe staples.  Taa da, meet the jumpsuit.  It’s modern and looks pulled together without trying too hard. In summer, just wear it solo, in autumn, just throw on a blazer, a cardi, a denim jacket, a bomber jacket, a tuxedo, a leather jacket, I could go on and on. Dress it up or down, in sneakers or high heels. See, the options are endless!

I love my jumpsuits to be made of comfy jersey material that doesn’t cling to the body but drapes around it in a flattering way. I prefer dark colours as they are slimming and make the jumpsuit look elegant and dressy from desk to Happy Hour!

I’m wearing a two toned jumpsuit by Max and Co, sandals by Minelli and Sicilian straw bag by Sicily Bag.

Lace coffa straw bag by Sicily Bag.

Posted on May 16, 2015

Growing Into & Out of Fashion

Featured/ Rebel/ Shoes/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

I’m 44 and there is no age I would rather be than the age I am right now. This acceptance is something I hope I never outgrow!

If I had to make a list of things I have grown out of and things I have grown into, it might look something like this:

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Things I’ve Grown OUT

Anything too tight.

Wearing (Mini) skirts and long hair.

Too much Jewelry that is fun and funky.

Trying to look too hip or too young.

I am not a bag changer anymore. That’s liberating!

Although this isn’t a wardrobe thing, I have outgrown spending my time doing anything that I don’t want to be doing with people I don’t want feel happy to be around.

Street Style Spring 2015 (11) (572x800) Things I Have Grown INTO

Having less clothing.

Wearing only perfectly comfortable size.

Wearing red lipstick, short hair and Spanx.

Wearing Sunglasses at any time, the most important fashion piece.

I usually stick with one purse when I find one I like.

Using more nail polish.

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Things I’ll NEVER Let Go

Simplicity. Less is the new more.

Converse and adidas Trainers.

Black, Black…wearing Skinny Denim and Turtleneck only in Black.

The white Shirt.

Using  professional foundation daily.

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List of outfit: Floral pants by Céline, Gazelle trainers by adidas, Sweater by Uniqlo, Sunglasses by Missoni

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Posted on August 10, 2014

Is Colour Blocking still in Fashion 2014?

Jumpers/ Rebel/ Trousers

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Is colour blocking still a trend this year? Yes, but nothing like the ridiculous neon colour-blocking trends we’ve seen in the past.

I love colour blocking based on bright blue in a minimal and architectural way. Mix colours whilst focussing on clean lines and a structured fit. There’s something timeless about bold colours you can tone down with neutrals or tone up with bright, vivid colours.

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On me: Dazzling Blue pants by Club Monaco, Red sweater by JCrew, Leoprint High Heels by BCBG Generation, Bag by Ferré, Glasses by Hogan

Posted on July 20, 2014

Catchy and Chic Beach Pants

Rebel/ Trousers

The beautiful Baltic Sea with it’s kilometre-long white, sandy beaches is just 70 km away from my home in Hamburg. On sunny weekends, I spend every free minute on the beach. So, how to hit the beach in trousers quick and easy? Let’s have look on some outfits I really love.

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Gwen Stefani rocking denims on the beach. It might be a little bit too warm for jeans  but who cares when you look that good in them!

For less Rock’n Roll musicstar chic and a more vacation beach flair, floral pants are no doubt a staple for every beach style.

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My favorite beach pants are floral pants, casual,  because it’s time to relax and having a good time, whilst looking chic at the same time.

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On me: Pants by ZARA from summer season 2011/2012, Shirt by H&M

Posted on May 17, 2014

Are zebra pants still popular this SS 2014?

Denim/ Rebel/ Trousers

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Are animal prints like zebra, leo or snake out of style? A matter of taste I guess. There’s plenty of looks and trends to choose from, it’d be too boring if we all loved the same things.

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Are zebra pants still popular this ss 2014? Take look at Jared Leto Jared – he wore $700 Saint Laurent Zebra Pants to Coachella Music Festival 2014. Would you wear a $700 anything to Coachella? I probably wouldn’t, zebra pants are fun fashion and never worth $ 700 in my little world.

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I bought my zebra denim last summer season at H&M and I’m wearing the pants this summer season 2014 again. I mostly wear them for fun and at weekends, not to work. Maybe I’ll wear them next year at Coachella 2015, who knows?

On me pic 1 : zebra pants by H&M, Trench coat by Burberry, Converse chucks

On me pic 2: zebra pants by H&M, Michael Kors Leather jacket, Converse chucks

Posted on May 9, 2014

Fashion Sisters Style: The Shirt Marinière re-invented!

Denim/ Rebel/ Romantique/ Shirts/ Trousers

  Street style London Pop coloured Breton Shirt. Stefanel jeans. Hispanitas

A navy and white striped Breton shirt is part of of everyone’s wardrobe, bien sur! A classy and timeless piece.

But what if you’ve become bored lately with the style classic? Just replace navy with broad, brightly coloured stripes for an injection of life! Or how about doing Rebel’s favourite pattern clash, stripes and florals? Just be creative, mix and match and have fun!

  fashion sisters style shirt mariniere, breton stripes

Rebel is wearing: Floral trousers from Zara, pink and orange striped jumper  from TK Maxx. Pointy heels from Buffalo.

Romantique is wearing: Pink and orange striped cashmere jumper from TK Maxx (same as Rebel’s), silver toe-cap ballet pumps from Hispanitas. Jeans from Stefanel, little Hermes-esque top handle bag from Picard, Ballerina necklace from Les Néréides.

Pop Breton Shirt, rayban wayfarer sunglasses

Posted on April 27, 2014

Happy Blog Birthday! 3 Years of Romantique and Rebel

Australia/ Dresses/ Italy/ Rebel/ Romantique/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

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3 years ago, we started our fashion blog Romantique and Rebel, borne of our love for  fashion, decor, travel and everything beautiful. It’s been a wonderful journey so far,  during which we’ve been lucky enough to forge friendships with readers, met like-minded people at fashion events and have had endless fun inspiring each other, showcasing our different styles and philosophies.

The last year has been choc full  of life-enriching events,  providing us with a wealth of  inspiration: a wedding for Romantique, travel to Italy, Spain and Australia and even a new job for Rebel. At times, it’s been challenging to update the blog regularly whilst holding down busy jobs and planning a wedding, but the satisfaction of  sharing our passions always prevails.

A huge thanks to all our wonderful readers, Twitter and Instagram followers, and Facebook fans. We love each and everyone of you!

Here’s to a great year ahead!

Enjoy these flashbacks to our most popular posts from the last 12 months.

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Mixing stripes and floral trousers: Rebel wearing Zara

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Romantique honeymooning in the eternal city

Gatti di roma Cats rule the internet: One of our most popular post has been about the cats of Rome, Gatti di Roma

Varsity jacket springbok

Back in August 2013, Rebel was already wearing this years’ biggest trend: The sporty varsity jacket

French weeks, blue white and red outfit As part of our French weeks, we interviewed real Parisians on their style secrets and dressed solely in red, white and blue. Parfait!

Parisian Effortless Chic stripes and pearls

French weeks: Rebel showing us how to do effortless chic a la Parisienne.

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Stripey retro look a la Mad Men on the beach.

Check out our Best of Photos on flipagram.

Posted on January 24, 2014

Vichy Gingham Playsuit for a day out in Manly, Australia

Australia/ Dresses/ Romantique/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Manly Australia Gingham Playsuit Max Mara

My first weeks back in London have been super busy , I hardly had time to shift through our holiday photos, which already seems like a distant memory!

Even more reason to take time to look through the pictures and reminisce. One of our most memorable days out was a trip to Manly, a lively beach surburb North of Sydney. Just like Bondi, it’s a popular spot for backpackers, offering lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. Manly has a ferry connection to the city, making it an ideal base for tourists. From the main beach, a stunning beach walk leads you to the sheltered Shelly’s beach. Shelly’s is the first choice for snorkelers, for it’s clear blue waters and surrounding  rocks, housing lots of Australia’s sea creatures.

Gingham playsuit Max Mara in Manly

For the overcast but warm and humid day, I wore:

  • Gingham Vichy playsuit by Max Mara
  • Cashmere pink cardigan from TK Maxx
  • Pink / white striped espadrilles from Bally
  • Red sunglasses from Versace
  • Mini bag from Moschino

  Australian waterdragon Manly

 On the picturesque beach path from Manly to Shelly beach, you will most likely come across the Australian Water dragon, who is at home here. It looks like a mini-dragon and belongs to the family of lizards. Notices are hung up everywhere around the beach walk reminding visitors that you will be fined with up to 6 months in prison on attempt to “take a dragon”. Thanks for pointing that out, I’m not Daenerys Stormborn from “Game of Thrones”. It’s more likely you find me pinching a kitten than a water dragon!

All cat lovers will enjoy my cat ring from Les Nereides ;-)

All cat lovers will enjoy my cat ring from Les Nereides

  Cat Ring Les Nereides

Manly Australia cloudy day

Manly was named by Capt Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, stating that “their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”.

Posted on November 17, 2013

Fashion Sisters: One Look,Two Styles: Monochrome

Blazer / Jackets/ Denim/ Rebel/ Romantique/ Trousers

Fashion sisters Monochrome Looks

A monochrome look, styled in two ways. Are you Romantique or Rebel?

Trends come and go, black and white will always stay. It’s the most classic and uncomplicated combination of colours. Style it romantic like Romantique or cool and minimalistic like Rebel.

Romantique: Black and white can look severe and quite grown up. I wanted to give the monochrome look a playful note by adding a bow jumper and vichy checked trousers, paired with easy to wear moccasins.

Romantique is wearing: Bow Cashmere jumper from Antoni & Alison. Gingham woolen trousers from Max & Co AW2013. Moccasins from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni. Woven patent bag from Falorni. Wayfarer sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Rebel: My Black and White Outfit looks clean and minimalistic. To break up the strictness of the look, I added stripey socks and open sandals to give it a fun notion while still keeping the style simple.

Rebel is wearing: Jeans by J Brand. Turtleneck sweater by Stefanel, white blazer by H&M (from the men’s department), stripey grey socks by Falke, sunglasses by Anna Sui.

Black jacket by Closed.

Black jacket by Closed.

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White ballerina bracelet by Les Nereides.

Romantique: White ballerina bracelet by Les Nereides.

Striped Falke socks and TK Maxx sandals

Rebel: Striped Falke socks and TK Maxx sandals

 

Posted on August 18, 2013

How we wear flirty florals

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Céline floral pants

Céline floral pants

 

“Florals are for middle-aged women with weight problems” – Karl Lagerfeld.

While I adore fashion king Karl Lagerfeld and his often funny (and  inappropriate!) quotes, I beg to differ on this occasion. Every woman should have a floral piece in her wardrobe, simply because they are feminine, flirty, fun and versatile. There’s flowers for every type of woman and every style.

This is how we Rebel and I rock florals:

1. Floral Trousers

If you are unsure whether florals suit you, wear them away from your face, as a skirt or trousers. Above: Rebel is wearing flower print pants from Céline SS 2012. To calm the pattern, she pairs her trousers with a one coloured cashmere jumper in orange. High Heels in black ensure that floras don’t look mumsy. Both shoes and jumper pick up the colours of the printed pants which further tones down the print.

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2. The Floral Pencil Skirt

The ever slimming pencil skirt  lends itself perfectly to a bit of flowery action. My navy blue and pink skirt is from TK Maxx. I will be rocking this baby in winter with toasty tights and a warm parka. To elongate my shillouette  I added pointy patent kitten heel shoes from Logan to my flowery skirt. Again, to not make the flower print look to busy, I paired it with a cashmere cardi and navy t-shirt picking up the colours of the skirt.

Floral Dress from Max & Co

Floral Dress from Max & Co

 

3. The Floral Dress

For me, this is the ultimate way to wear florals, in the form of a playful dress. Fitted at the top, flared at over the hips and bum, this is an instant slimmer. For me, smaller florals work better as they tend to make me look skinnier compared to bigger flower prints. Dress from Max & Co, sandals from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni, sunglasses from Céline.

Floral Blazer from Zara

Floral Blazer from Zara

 

4. The Floral Blazer

The flower prints make the classic blazer look fresh. Throw on some pointy heels or metallic slip on for a modern take.

 

millefleur bikin from Domani

millefleur bikin from Domani

5. The Floral Bikini

Florals and a tan always look great together! Hit the beach in a romantic and playful mood. My bikini is from domani. I love the small,  dainty millefleur flowers.

Florals AW 2014

Winter florals from Moschino, Blumarine and Valentino

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