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Posted on April 13, 2014

Back to Basics: Navy Blazer & White Tee

Blazer / Jackets/ Rebel Alexa/ Wardrobe

Basics navy blue gold button blazer white tee ballet flats

We all become desillusioned with our wardrobe sometimes (“Nothing to wear” anyone?). Our cupboards are bursting with too many trendy pieces and we lose overview. On one of those days,  I fall back on to my essentials. These basics are classic wardrobe items I slip on and instantly feel good and comfortable.

My essential capsule collection includes:

  • Navy blue blazer with gold buttons a la Emanuelle Alt  by Tommy Hilfiger – preppy style always works
  • White T-shirt (Lufthansa overnight kit)
  • Black skinny jeans by Zara
  • Flat ballerina pumps by Pretty Ballerina
  • Chanel-esque pearls by Bijoux Brigitte
  • Big, “Go to hell” sunglasses by Blumarine


Basics navy blue gold button blazer white tee ballet flats

For a splash of fun colour, I added a royal blue bucket bag from Badgley Mischka.

Street style Hamburg. Bag from Badgley Mischka

Street style Hamburg. Bag from Badgley Mischka

Emmanuelle Alt wearing a navy blue Blazer with gold buttons from Balmain.

Emmanuelle Alt wearing a navy blue Blazer with gold buttons from Balmain.

Style inspiration Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of French Vogue. Her look is classic, sexy, effortless, French. If you stand in front of your full wardrobe, not knowing what to chose, go for timeless simplicity. A tailored blazer, skinny jeans and stylish pointy or ballerina flats will always make you look pulled together without trying to hard.

Street style hamburg. Basics navy blue gold button blazer white tee ballet flats


Posted on July 31, 2011

Romance meets leather jacket

Blazer / Jackets/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

As you might have noticed, I do love romantic fashion and frills, flowers, pink colours, and everything girly you can think of! To not get stuck in a style rut though, I decided to try wearing a leather jacket, something I have never owned before. The Leather Jacket is also one of the 7 basics described in Ines de la Fressange’s style guide “Parisian Chic” so I thought I needed to give it a go. Ines advises combining the jacket with a flowery dress (to avoid the garden party look). In the pics above she models the jacket with another one of her basics, the white jeans. I also love the combination with a white frilly blouse as seen on the Vogue cover worn by Ines.

To not look like a biker’s girlfriend, I only ever wear it combined with a bright coloured top or dainty skirts. I must admit I do not wear it often and still prefer a blazer or cardigan. I might just need some more time to get used to it!

Wie Euch warscheinlich schon aufgefallen ist, liebe ich romantische Mode, mit Rueschen, Blumen, rosa Farben und allem maedchenhaften, das es gibt. Um nicht immer den ewig gleichen Stil zu tragen hatte ich mich entschieden, eine Lederjacke zu kaufen, ich hatte noch nie vorher eine besessen! Die Lederjacke ist eines von 7 basics beschrieben im Pariser Style Guide Buch von Ines de la Fressange, also dachte ich, probier es mal aus. Ines empfiehlt eine Lederjacke zu einem mille fleur Kleid zu tragen, um den “Garden Party” Look zu vermeiden. Auf dem Foto oben modellt sie die Jacke mit einem der 7 basics aus ihrem Buch – der weissen Jeans. Ich liebe auch den Look vom Vogue cover – schwarze Biker Lederjacke kombiniert mit weisser Fransenbluse.

Um nicht auszusehen, wie eine Rockerbraut, trage ich die Lederjacke nur mit hellen Farben und fliessenden Roecken. Ich muss zugeben, ich habe sie noch nicht sehr oft getragen und entscheide mich meist fuer einen Blazer oder eine Strickjacke. Was meint ihr?

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