Your daily dose of fashion, beauty, travel and food - Just a little bit different https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en FORWARD TO FALL: A NEW EXCITING COLLAB IS COMING SOON! https://www.fashionata.com/forward-to-fall-a-new-exciting-collab-is-coming-soon <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FORWARD TO FALL: A NEW EXCITING COLLAB IS COMING SOON!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/trends" hreflang="en">Trends</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:10</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/UNIQLO.003_0.jpeg?itok=iJpViwxB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/UNIQLO.003_0.jpeg?itok=XjTUPvGK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/UNIQLO.003_0.jpeg?itok=IzaLGKWg 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/UNIQLO.003_0.jpeg?itok=XjTUPvGK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/UNIQLO.003_0.jpeg?itok=XjTUPvGK" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1035_LR.jpg?itok=9CZ2Ve_A 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1035_LR.jpg?itok=8lFQa-T6 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1035_LR.jpg?itok=7ypak-3r 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1035_LR.jpg?itok=8lFQa-T6" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1035_LR.jpg?itok=8lFQa-T6" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1070_LR.jpg?itok=chDbuSmM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1070_LR.jpg?itok=5hNDO2iu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1070_LR.jpg?itok=WKuItcw5 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1070_LR.jpg?itok=5hNDO2iu" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1070_LR.jpg?itok=5hNDO2iu" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1138_LR.jpg?itok=2lAYXqiC 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1138_LR.jpg?itok=MhnnV-1l 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1138_LR.jpg?itok=wgf6Kf9D 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1138_LR.jpg?itok=MhnnV-1l" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1138_LR.jpg?itok=MhnnV-1l" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1128_LR.jpg?itok=QSBDkMa2 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1128_LR.jpg?itok=wSYQ_jhE 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1128_LR.jpg?itok=8beunWuV 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1128_LR.jpg?itok=wSYQ_jhE" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1128_LR.jpg?itok=wSYQ_jhE" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You guys know I'm always so happy when high-end design and affordable fashion meet, so imagine my joy when I was invited to the reveal of a new exciting collab in London, between the always innovative British designer J.W. Anderson and the super popular Japanese <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/jwanderson/eu/en/" target="_blank">Uniqlo</a>. I've been a fan of Uniqlo since forever (their basics are amazing for layering!), and when their meticulous manufacturing skills are combined with timeless preppy prints, well, that's just literally the best of both worlds, right? You guessed it: for the 30+ pieces of this Fall collection (which will be available from September 20 on!), J.W. Anderson went back to his British roots, resulting in lots of updated classics with a twist. Checked duffle coats, structured camel trenchcoats, tan loafers, patent leather Oxford shoes, casual striped knits, and some ruffled denim to spice things up, in a blue/red/yellow colour pattern that makes you wish it was already Fall!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/UNIQLO.002.jpeg?itok=Xt7LF9md 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/UNIQLO.002.jpeg?itok=cQekhhBD 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/UNIQLO.002.jpeg?itok=Bv_-Z385 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="13391f9e-7430-49a3-99ac-f30c735ef9a3" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/UNIQLO.002.jpeg?itok=cQekhhBD" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/UNIQLO.002.jpeg?itok=cQekhhBD" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_1629_LR.jpg?itok=kCX4pssY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1629_LR.jpg?itok=lRp7O_GJ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_1629_LR.jpg?itok=dpMVpcwJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5b018156-3900-4583-9ba1-9405d6feee3c" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1629_LR.jpg?itok=lRp7O_GJ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1629_LR.jpg?itok=lRp7O_GJ" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_1609_LR.jpg?itok=X02gZnaI 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1609_LR.jpg?itok=NdgaWty9 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_1609_LR.jpg?itok=pAK200bF 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="afcbce24-4d2d-4bb6-96fa-2c15a749fb14" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1609_LR.jpg?itok=NdgaWty9" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1609_LR.jpg?itok=NdgaWty9" alt="Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson" /></picture></p> <p>I had so much fun picking out my favourite pieces from the collection, and since it's still sunny &amp; warm outside right now, I couldn't help but fall (ha!) for this <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/jwanderson/eu/en/" target="_blank">Uniqlo x J.W. Anderson</a> striped white-&amp;-blue two-piece with deconstructed ruffled edges (an ongoing trend for the new season). To make it a bit more casual, I paired it with oversized earrings, golden mules, my sweet little basket bag, and a baby blue manicure (<a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/classics/580-it-s-a-boy.html?search_query=it%27s+a+boy&amp;results=3" target="_blank">O.P.I. It's a Boy!</a>). Can't wait to transition this look into Fall by wearing it with a long camel coat, ankle booties, and a chunky scarf.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What do you think of the collection? Doesn't it already make you excited for the new season? :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1987&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="64a58a5b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/forward-to-fall-a-new-exciting-collab-is-coming-soon" data-a2a-title="FORWARD TO FALL: A NEW EXCITING COLLAB IS COMING SOON!"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:10:42 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1987 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/forward-to-fall-a-new-exciting-collab-is-coming-soon#comments PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 CUTE WAYS TO STYLE YOUR SNEAKERS THIS SUMMER https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-cute-ways-to-style-your-sneakers-this-summer <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 CUTE WAYS TO STYLE YOUR SNEAKERS THIS SUMMER</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/trends" hreflang="en">Trends</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:09</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We knew <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">sneakers were going to be a big hit this Summer</a>, and sure enough, they're undoubtedly among the street style stars' current preferred footwear (together with <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/say-bye-ballerinas-hello-babouche-slippers" target="_blank">babouche slippers </a>and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/6-super-cute-affordable-mules-to-score-before-the-sales" target="_blank">mules</a>, of course)! And given their delicious tomboy vibe and insane general comfort, we're pretty sure they're here to stay. So gear up and bring out your favourite sporty flats, because here are 4 super cute ways to style your sneakers this Summer!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.001.jpeg?itok=8qzZMrs- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.001.jpeg?itok=4nKLAC4p 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.001.jpeg?itok=mLxpyAY5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4015ed28-fc6e-4c33-9702-14544b18ee5d" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.001.jpeg?itok=4nKLAC4p" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.001.jpeg?itok=4nKLAC4p" alt="style your sneakers" /></picture></p> <p>There's something inherently fresh about a dress-&amp;-sneaker combo, especially if said dress is quite polished - you know, made from a rich silky fabric, with a classic over-the-knee cut or pretty pattern. It's the perfect way to, eh, dress down your look and allows you to go all the way with this Summer's hottest accessories (such as an oversized bow, statement earrings or metallic bag) without looking 'too much'!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.002.jpeg?itok=cGO0UEjn 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.002.jpeg?itok=k-H1iIz4 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.002.jpeg?itok=Elk4dn6M 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f3ea181f-9a01-4588-9166-db7ad3d471ed" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.002.jpeg?itok=k-H1iIz4" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.002.jpeg?itok=k-H1iIz4" alt="style your sneakers" /></picture></p> <p>While pairing heels with a mini skirt always holds the risk of looking slightly tacky, this is fully overcome by adding sporty sneakers. In fact, it's one of the cutest ways to wear your minis this season, whether it's a boarding-school-navy-blue pleated skirt, a sturdy pink <em>deux-pièce</em> or a big sleeved mini dress. To complete your outfit, keep your accessories simple, with a neutral miniature bag and black oversized sunnies.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.003.jpeg?itok=2xhuPHcg 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.003.jpeg?itok=Z_ezG_lf 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.003.jpeg?itok=NIYdnJOl 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5b9737b8-d610-4299-970e-a9663ee149e8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.003.jpeg?itok=Z_ezG_lf" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.003.jpeg?itok=Z_ezG_lf" alt="style your sneakers" /></picture></p> <p>I've never been opposed to oversized pieces, particularly when they come as a fresh spin on timeless classics, such as a blue-&amp;-white striped shirt, neutral skirt and poncho, or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/sailor-on-leave" target="_blank">loose-fit trousers</a>. Sneakers are the perfect way to complement the exerted tomboy vibe, either with dirty Chuck Taylor's, lived-in Adidas Superstars or chunky slip-ons!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.004.jpeg?itok=yi-DqAU_ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.004.jpeg?itok=qondFz_g 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.004.jpeg?itok=S2oVJggM 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b652c1a5-1e67-41ab-8143-5b5d6ce46351" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.004.jpeg?itok=qondFz_g" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SNEAKERS.004.jpeg?itok=qondFz_g" alt="style your sneakers" /></picture></p> <p>I'll be the first to admit that socks in sneakers hold a clear hipster-alert!-risk, but if you do it right, it's one of the cutest on trend ways to style your sneakers this Summer! Do it the Jane Fonda-way by hinting at the '70s leg warmers' hype and pair your sneaks+socks with cut-off shorts and a simple tee. Or go even bolder and embrace <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">the mixed prints trend</a>, by mixing &amp; matching printed tights, a breezy dress and sneakers in the same colour scheme (essential to not end up with a <em>very</em> weird look!). Finally, little ankle socks never hurt anyone, especially if they come with a deconstructed denim wrap skirt and chic printed blouse.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's your favourite way to style your sneakers this Summer? I'll definitely do the fancy dress thing, and I might embrace the mini skirt combo on a hot Summer day! :)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Pictures via <a href="http://www.styledumonde.com" target="_blank">Style du Monde</a>, <a href="http://www.elleuk.com" target="_blank">Elle UK</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com" target="_blank">Harper's Bazaar</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1940&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="93b32bce"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-cute-ways-to-style-your-sneakers-this-summer" data-a2a-title="PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 CUTE WAYS TO STYLE YOUR SNEAKERS THIS SUMMER"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:09:16 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1940 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-cute-ways-to-style-your-sneakers-this-summer#comments SUMMER 17 FOOD: SUPER FRESH HANDMADE DONUTS https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-super-fresh-handmade-donuts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SUMMER 17 FOOD: SUPER FRESH HANDMADE DONUTS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/food" hreflang="en">Food</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I'm not going to lie: when we started to play around with the idea of doing a line-up of the hottest Summer 17 things to try I was kind of instantly envisioning the food part. :) Nothing could've prepared me for the yumminess ahead, though, because after my seriously amazing experience with <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-back-to-basics-ice-cream" target="_blank">back-to-basics ice cream</a>, I had the pleasure of going all the way with the next treat that should be on all of your must-try lists this Summer 17: super fresh handmade donuts!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/DOUGHNUTS.001.jpeg?itok=vukOLTYd 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DOUGHNUTS.001.jpeg?itok=w3mKPNtK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DOUGHNUTS.001.jpeg?itok=Im4Hn0cZ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2156adc7-518c-4ca0-af25-845aaaa75825" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DOUGHNUTS.001.jpeg?itok=w3mKPNtK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DOUGHNUTS.001.jpeg?itok=w3mKPNtK" alt="Summer 17 food" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.004.jpeg?itok=aCenofxc 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.004.jpeg?itok=F0WhYJhb 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.004.jpeg?itok=DLVWlHnG 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="796356ab-172d-44aa-adb2-0f7ee65a8154" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.004.jpeg?itok=F0WhYJhb" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.004.jpeg?itok=F0WhYJhb" alt="Summer 17 food" /></picture></p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://tigeronagoldleash.com/2016/07/09/c-o-c-o-donuts-brussels-2/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.cocodonutsbrussels.com/menu/" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.cocodonutsbrussels.com/menu/" target="_blank">3</a>, <a href="http://www.aventuresdunebruxelloise.com/2016/06/coco-donuts-les-meilleurs-donuts-de.html" target="_blank">4</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / WHAT'S WHAT</strong></p> <p>Now that International Donut Day is finally catching on here in Europe (it's on the first Friday of June for those wondering, and it has actual historical roots, commemorating the nice fellas who cooked up some donuts to <a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/112406/national-doughnut-day-free-donuts" target="_blank">bring relief to the US troops during WWI</a>!), I'm all in with celebrating America's most famous sweet treat whenever I can. And while I've never been a fan of the pre-made store bought version that's usually too greasy and tasteless for me, I fell madly in love with the super fresh handmade donuts I got to try the other day!</p> <p><strong>2 / WHERE</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cocodonutsbrussels.com" target="_blank">Coco Donuts</a> in Brussels is as good as donut heaven gets. All the treats are handmade from the finest ingredients, including delicious options such as salted caramel, chocolate coconut, and lemon &amp; poppy seeds, plus some typical Belgian flavours such as speculoos and cuberdon of course! So amazingly good, I swear it took me 30 minutes to choose! Enjoy with a friend, inside or outside on the lovely little terrace, and by all means: do.not.share.</p> <p><strong>3 / OUR PERSONAL FAVES</strong></p> <p>Though I haven't tried one that I <em>didn't</em> like, I have to say that nothing tops the chocolate hazelnut and rose donuts for me. And o yes, don't forget to snap a pic for your IG followers, they'll thank you later!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Previously: 3 amazing places to explore (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-travel-the-other-side-of-ibiza" target="_blank">Ibiza</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-travel-exploring-colourful-havana" target="_blank">Havana</a>, and the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-travel-natural-beauty-in-japan" target="_blank">Japanese countryside</a>) this Summer 17, and another treat to try (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-back-to-basics-ice-cream" target="_blank">back-to-basics ice cream</a>)!</strong></p> <p><strong>Next up: home-brew ice tea!</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1922&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="fb67e138"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24215"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1501096906"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Vreven </span></span> on <a href="/comment/24215#comment-24215" hreflang="en">July 26, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ooohh ik wil al een tijdje eens naar COCO Donuts in Brussel, die donuts zien er echt heerlijk uit!!! </p> <p>Moet dringend eens langsgaan.</p> <p>Leuk artikel Sofie!</p> <p>Veel liefs,<br /> Sofie van <a href="http://www.ampersandnation.com">www.ampersandnation.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24215&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f1ccab27"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-super-fresh-handmade-donuts" data-a2a-title="SUMMER 17 FOOD: SUPER FRESH HANDMADE DONUTS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:57:03 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1922 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-super-fresh-handmade-donuts#comments PUT YOUR FEATHERS ON: HOW TO STYLE THE BOUDOIR TREND https://www.fashionata.com/put-your-feathers-on-how-to-style-the-boudoir-trend <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PUT YOUR FEATHERS ON: HOW TO STYLE THE BOUDOIR TREND</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.002.jpeg?itok=tn4GMPIp 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.002.jpeg?itok=tBMxb_oY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.002.jpeg?itok=8ZYhaIlp 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.002.jpeg?itok=tBMxb_oY" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.002.jpeg?itok=tBMxb_oY" alt="boudoir trend" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1387_LR.jpg?itok=IzvXbBoG 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1387_LR.jpg?itok=CPO4AQ07 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1387_LR.jpg?itok=1NVTER_P 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1387_LR.jpg?itok=CPO4AQ07" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_1387_LR.jpg?itok=CPO4AQ07" alt="" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.003.jpeg?itok=eXUPflwg 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.003.jpeg?itok=1xyzQorn 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.003.jpeg?itok=dflkM9Eg 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.003.jpeg?itok=1xyzQorn" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/BOUDOIR.003.jpeg?itok=1xyzQorn" alt="boudoir trend" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">FEATHER DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/brand/msgm/" target="_blank">MSGM</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">GOLDEN MULES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.aeyde.com/products/francis-mustard-satin" target="_blank">AEYDE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">PINK SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/brand/matthew-williamson/" target="_blank">MATTHEW WILLIAMSON</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">PINK NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/outlet/28-what-s-wrong-with-pink.html" target="_blank">FABY WHAT&#039;S WRONG WITH PINK</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Some trends seem to have been made especially for you, while others take a while to get used to. Surprisingly, I often find the last category the most satisfying one, because it implies getting out of your comfort zone - which is always a good thing, wardrobe-wise! :) The current boudoir trend, featuring lots of over-the-top details, feathers, heavy rich fabrics, and powdery colours, seemed a bit too preppy for my taste at first sight, but with a few smart styling tricks, it actually turned out to be super wearable &amp; pretty, and the perfect style for a flirty Summer date. So put your feathers on, because this is my favourite way to style the boudoir trend right now!</p> <p><strong>1 / THINK MINI</strong></p> <p>If you're afraid that the over-the-top details that are&nbsp;so typical of the boudoir trend are going to create a super bombastic effect, opt for a piece with a sexy structured cut - in other words: an A-line mini dress. It was love at first sight when I spotted this little flirty number at <a href="https://www.enes.be" target="_blank">Enes</a>! The delicate floral print and poppy feathers in the front are balanced out nicely by the structured sort of 'business first' cut, that seriously has the perfect length. With a combo like that, there's just no way your look will appear heavy or burlesque!</p> <p><strong>2 / ADD POPPY MULES</strong></p> <p>The no. 1 way to make a boudoir piece look fresh is by pairing it with footwear in a poppy shade, such as golden mules, that accentuate your ankles without looking trashy (always something to be aware of when you're wearing a mini dress, of course :)). Make sure to go with a block heel, which will make your dress look that much more sophisticated!</p> <p><strong>3 / THIS IS THE TIME TO WEAR IRIDESCENT SUNNIES</strong></p> <p>Remember how <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-five-most-cheerful-trends-for-this-season" target="_blank">iridescent tinted sunnies</a> were going to be a huge hit this Summer? While they may not be the easiest thing to style (throw them on with the wrong piece&nbsp;and you'll end up looking like a bug from the future :)), they're just perfect to keep any boudoir piece from looking old-fashioned or dusty. If possible, try to find a pair of which the main tone matches your dress (in this case pink), to tie your look together.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What do you think of the boudoir trend? Are you planning to go all the way with the feathers this Summer? :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1956&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="c6679158"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/put-your-feathers-on-how-to-style-the-boudoir-trend" data-a2a-title="PUT YOUR FEATHERS ON: HOW TO STYLE THE BOUDOIR TREND"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:38:38 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1956 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/put-your-feathers-on-how-to-style-the-boudoir-trend#comments ROUND-UP: CRINKLED LINEN, TREE HOUSE & CHEWY POPSICLES https://www.fashionata.com/round-up-crinkled-linen-tree-house-chewy-popsicles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ROUND-UP: CRINKLED LINEN, TREE HOUSE &amp; CHEWY POPSICLES</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I turned 32 this week (thank you all so much for <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BWpdxhFAkho/?taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">your sweet b-day wishes</a>! :)), and since it's a beloved tradition to celebrate my b-day abroad (remember my <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/birthday-dinner" target="_blank">surprise dinner in Bangkok</a> last year?), we headed to sunny London for some <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BWqOEaZgw0I/?taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">golden and pink pastries &amp; hot tea</a>. It felt so good to be in a bustling big city again, even if it was for a brief moment. Hope everyone will have the nicest Summer weekend (and an extra long one if you live in Belgium!), kicked off with my round-up of 3 things that had me inspired this week: the actual charm of crinkled linen, the most popular Airbnb listing of all time (it's insane!), and the best Summer snack you'll ever come across.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_21.jpeg?itok=ZWuGk5pO 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_21.jpeg?itok=kaSOsEIW 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_21.jpeg?itok=P9PBgDjQ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ca554db-6615-4614-8ee2-52df82587912" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_21.jpeg?itok=kaSOsEIW" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_21.jpeg?itok=kaSOsEIW" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p>Maybe it's the effortlessness of the look or the big smile that's accompanying it, but in any case, this picture of Sienna Miller attending an event earlier this week made me very happy. :) And also, as a total fabric nerd, it made me think about the beauty of crinkled linen, as if it somehow totally captures the careless spirit of Summer! It's definitely one of my go-to fabrics on the hottest days of the year: apart from letting your skin breathe and never feeling sticky, it just always looks sophisticated, especially if you opt for a cropped off-white or checked two-piece, paired with white footwear, a structured bag, and red lips. So chic!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/lifestyle/fashion-party/diaporama/polo-ralph-lauren-wimbledon-tennis-reception-british/44667" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/street-style/news/g7905/bella-hadid-street-style/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_21.jpeg?itok=Oa3vIzup 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_21.jpeg?itok=LKAf30TG 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_21.jpeg?itok=rYeW0pQz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f969f65-120e-4f2b-9a51-e014fcdc353f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_21.jpeg?itok=LKAf30TG" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_21.jpeg?itok=LKAf30TG" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_20.jpeg?itok=-Ievyw64 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_20.jpeg?itok=tfIm00m_ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_20.jpeg?itok=EiKCQNbf 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f4d19a6c-f763-4f6d-ac3d-56816661fa93" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_20.jpeg?itok=tfIm00m_" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_20.jpeg?itok=tfIm00m_" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p>You guys already know that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-3-always-work-ways-to-clear-my-head" target="_blank">planning a make-belief trip</a> has a soothing effect on my crazy monkey mind, and when I was doing exactly that this past week, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Airbnb's most popular listing of all time: an absolutely stunning tree house in Atlanta! Can you imagine waking up in that bed, amidst those lush green trees, chirping birds, and filtered sunlight? It actually consists of 3 different tree houses, themed around the mind, spirit, and body respectively. Each section has a bed (yasss!), and the parts are connected via rustic rope bridges, all adorned with fairytale lights for a little extra magic. Bucket list material much!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1415908" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1415908" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_10.jpeg?itok=MWsUVWot 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_10.jpeg?itok=EciCMLRF 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_10.jpeg?itok=Qs_utwyF 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="234503bd-9eb0-435d-b86f-0f27a5120ecb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_10.jpeg?itok=EciCMLRF" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_10.jpeg?itok=EciCMLRF" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p>Sometimes, when you see something (food), you just know it was meant to be. And that's exactly how I felt when spotting <a href="http://www.flourishingfoodie.com/2017/06/chewy-chocolate-fudge-pops-with-brownie.html" target="_blank">these</a> (brace yourselves) *chewy chocolate fudge pops with brownie bites*. Primarily made of chocolate and nothing else, they definitely count as this Summer's must-have-food, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-back-to-basics-ice-cream" target="_blank">back-to-basics ice cream</a>. Because sometimes fruity popsicles just don't cut it, and dark chocolate <a href="http://www.byrdie.co.uk/how-to-get-rid-of-bloating" target="_blank">officially battles that annoying bloated feeling</a> we all tend to experience during Summer, these are just the perfect snack to have in your freezer all Summer long. And did I already mention they only ask for 5 simple ingredients? Go make yourself a batch right now!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>:<a href="http://www.flourishingfoodie.com/2017/06/chewy-chocolate-fudge-pops-with-brownie.html" target="_blank"> 1</a>, <a href="http://makenna--alyse.tumblr.com" target="_blank">2</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1954&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="fd4db6f6"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/round-up-crinkled-linen-tree-house-chewy-popsicles" data-a2a-title="ROUND-UP: CRINKLED LINEN, TREE HOUSE &amp; CHEWY POPSICLES"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:04:29 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1954 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/round-up-crinkled-linen-tree-house-chewy-popsicles#comments HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ACNE-PRONE SKIN https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-deal-with-your-acne-prone-skin <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ACNE-PRONE SKIN</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/love-your" hreflang="en">Love Your</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:39</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-baseline field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOST CHALLENGING BODY PART YOUR BEST</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The cliché rightfully says that it's the inside beauty that counts, but if you're really lucky, this also shows on the outside - in a way that's difficult to explain. And that's exactly how it is with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/josephinebredsted/?hl=en" target="_blank">Josephine Holm Bredsted</a>, pr of the yummy Danish brand <a href="http://www.baumundpferdgarten.com" target="_blank">Baum und Pferdgarten</a> and self-proclaimed beauty fanatic. After she found herself to be suddenly confronted with an acne-prone skin, she decided to look into, try &amp; test every single hyped acne-fighting product out there, determined to find a skincare routine that actually makes a difference. So only imagine our joy when she was willing to share her greatest finds with us all...</p> <p> </p> <div class="love-your"> <div class="image"> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Josephine10_0.jpg?itok=GsxhbxCB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine10_0.jpg?itok=T6ZsRiWV 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Josephine10_0.jpg?itok=sVCmrWyj 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="114d21d2-bc7d-422b-8798-f88a03fb1f9a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine10_0.jpg?itok=T6ZsRiWV" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine10_0.jpg?itok=T6ZsRiWV" alt="acne-prone skin" /></picture></p> </div> <div class="content"> <h3 class="title">ABOUT JOSEPHINE</h3> <div class="text"> <p>NAME: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/josephinebredsted/?hl=en" target="_blank">Josephine Holm Bredsted</a></p> <p>DAYTIME: head of PR &amp; Communication at <a href="http://www.baumundpferdgarten.com" target="_blank">Baum und Pferdgarten</a></p> <p>HOME: Copenhagen</p> <p>STYLE: colourful, sporty &amp; not too serious</p> <p>SECRET OBSESSION: everything beauty! I must've been a make-up artist in a previous life! I have a secret beauty club with two of my friends where we discuss the latest and hottest new products, and we're so into it</p> <p>INSTAGRAM CRUSH: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nail_unistella/?hl=en" target="_blank">@nail_unistella</a>, a Korean nail artist that does the most amazing things with nails - I'm totally obsessed!</p> <p>FEELGOOD FOOD: pasta; I could eat it every day for the rest of my life</p> <p>FAVE BODYPART: my eyes and booty</p> <p>BEAUTY MANTRA: love, appreciate and learn from what you have</p> <p>FEEL YOUR BEST: when I'm around the people I love</p> <p>NO. 1 PRODUCT: awww, this is impossible to answer - but <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WRPB" target="_blank">Ling's Dual Moisture emulsion</a> is definitely a life changer</p> <p>FAVE INDULGENCE: ice cream can fix almost everything in life</p> <p>3 WARDROBE FAVES: my red floral <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cniauwmnnn" target="_blank">Gucci</a> bag, sentimental jewelry, and checked <a href="http://www.baumundpferdgarten.com/filter/?cat=JACKETS%20%26%20COATS" target="_blank">Baum und Pferdgarten</a> coat</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Josephine6.jpg?itok=svGuvrXF 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine6.jpg?itok=VynM3K2T 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Josephine6.jpg?itok=pbuft2vC 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0faab61f-e946-4f3e-9c50-6d7ff96c91ce" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine6.jpg?itok=VynM3K2T" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine6.jpg?itok=VynM3K2T" alt="acne-prone skin" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <div class="love-your"> <div class="image"> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Josephine5_0.jpg?itok=vS_GUdgI 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine5_0.jpg?itok=AnE6JJ_E 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Josephine5_0.jpg?itok=RkssTAFL 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="daf675cf-07d8-4e5e-8dea-1afb434f6b78" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine5_0.jpg?itok=AnE6JJ_E" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Josephine5_0.jpg?itok=AnE6JJ_E" alt="acne-prone skin" /></picture></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="content"> <h3 class="title">THE CHALLENGE</h3> <div class="text"> <p><b>WHAT'S WHAT? </b>3 years ago, at the age of 25, I suddenly started to get acne. It's been haunting me ever since and it's impossible to get rid of. I tried special diets, penicillin, medical creams, exercising - you name it! My doctor says it's due to hormonal changes and will most likely not go away, except perhaps if I get pregnant one day.</p> <p><strong>HOW TO DEAL?</strong> Having to deal with my acne-prone skin has taught me so much about great skincare. My mother taught me to always take good care of my skin, and after I got acne I started to really take my skincare seriously, looking into, trying &amp; testing out a ton of acne-fighting products. Finally, I've come up with a skincare routine that does make a huge difference for me:</p> <p>1 / CLEANSE</p> <p>While it may be a bit too harsh for some people, a good cleansing ritual is super important for me! Both in the morning and evening I cleanse my skin with <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WVup" target="_blank">Avène Cleanance cleansing gel</a>, which thoroughly cleanses but doesn't dry out my skin (like some other gels out there).</p> <p>2 / MOISTURISE</p> <p>As many people who deal with an oily skin type, I used to make the mistake of drying out my skin, which had the opposite effect of it producing even more oil. So now I really try to make sure my moisturising game is on point. In the morning I use <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WRPB" target="_blank">Ling's Dual Moisture emulsion</a> (my no. 1 product!) and <a href="https://www.ducray.com/en-gb/node/67090" target="_blank">Ducray Keracnyl Control cream</a>. In the evening I use a medical cream that's particularly developed for acne-prone skin.</p> <p>3 / WEEKLY FACE MASK</p> <p>I've found that a good weekly face mask routine will get you a long way (plus it's super relaxing! :)). First, I exfoliate my skin with the <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WVvV" target="_blank">Grown Alchemist Enzyme exfoliant</a>, then I apply <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WVvZ" target="_blank">Aesop's Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish mask</a> to clear my pores, and <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WVxQ" target="_blank">Ling's Ginseng Therapy Moisture mask</a> to hydrate my skin again. My skin always looks so much better after this!</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/JOSEPHINE%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=U5RKd98F 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/JOSEPHINE%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=ZCa2Y8Eu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/JOSEPHINE%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=t_fNYQm5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cc21846d-45c9-4351-9b79-3879e15fe453" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/JOSEPHINE%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=ZCa2Y8Eu" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/JOSEPHINE%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=ZCa2Y8Eu" alt="acne-prone skin" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks so much, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/josephinebredsted/?hl=en" target="_blank">Josephine</a>, for sharing your tips to deal with adult acne! </p> <p>Pictures courtesy of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/josephinebredsted/?hl=en" target="_blank">Josephine Holm Bredsted</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1899&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="971ea1e6"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-deal-with-your-acne-prone-skin" data-a2a-title="HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ACNE-PRONE SKIN"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:39:48 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1899 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-deal-with-your-acne-prone-skin#comments 5 THINGS I WISH I COULD'VE TOLD MY 18-YEAR OLD SELF https://www.fashionata.com/5-things-i-wish-i-couldve-told-my-18-year-old-self <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 THINGS I WISH I COULD&#039;VE TOLD MY 18-YEAR OLD SELF</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/personal" hreflang="en">Personal</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I always feel a bit confused when I hear people sigh: "O to be 18 again..." Say what? Call me crazy, but I'm actually kind of relieved to have left behind those days when my hair was an unfortunate shade of yellow, my career path 100% unsure, and my denim way too low-waisted. One of the main, eh, challenges of having an online business is that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-just-me-my-outfit/my-style-evolution-through-years" target="_blank">everything you've ever put out there is there to stay</a>. Not to say that I spend my days crying in front of my computer while scrolling through fashion faux-pas from the past, but I do occasionally cringe when I come across pictures from the past (that yellow hair again!). Yet here's the upside: having a permanent visual overview of your past makes it pretty easy to learn from your mistakes, and grow both as a person and a business woman. Now that I'm 30+ (and<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/lifestyle/motherhood" target="_blank"> a new mama</a>!) it's so much easier to navigate through life with a clear perspective and without worrying about the little things. So if you're struggling with life right now - no matter your age: may these 5 things I wish I could've told my 18-year old self provide a little comfort and help you find your way. 'Cause as it turns out: there's nothing that a good hair colourist can't fix!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.001.jpeg?itok=RCvyNtei 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.001.jpeg?itok=3M9uUOtF 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.001.jpeg?itok=QqOS_ow0 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="670c1102-37ca-4578-916f-e70ca840fbe2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.001.jpeg?itok=3M9uUOtF" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.001.jpeg?itok=3M9uUOtF" alt="Sofie Valkiers life lessons" /></picture></p> <p>Sure, it sounds a bit cliché, but allowing myself to fail is one of the most valuable things I learned over the years. As a profound perfectionist, letting go and focusing on the bigger picture instead of meaningless details has proven to be super challenging. I clearly remember the days when I spent hours and hours to try to fix things that no one would've ever noticed in the first place. I think that my boyfriend's full-time involvement in the business has been a turning point in that sense; as a Brazilian, he's way more relaxed than I am, which has also allowed me to share the responsibilities and loosen up a little. We definitely <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/our-10-year-anniversary" target="_blank">balance each other out like that</a>, and it's one of the things I love about working together.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://citizencouture.com/2015/01/sofie-valkiers-fashionata-ss15/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/explore/sofie-valkiers/?lp=true" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/BODY%20TYPE.001.jpeg?itok=ANdImJ1l 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BODY%20TYPE.001.jpeg?itok=K27IRu1a 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BODY%20TYPE.001.jpeg?itok=sN2IAaYj 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d54f2a7c-02a5-41b0-9a7a-6e2ef56072a2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BODY%20TYPE.001.jpeg?itok=K27IRu1a" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BODY%20TYPE.001.jpeg?itok=K27IRu1a" alt="Sofie Valkiers life lessons" /></picture></p> <p>When it comes to fashion, the greatest thing I've learned over the years is to stop buying things that I love but just aren't for my body type. I have a pretty long narrow face, fair skin, and no Kardashian curves, so I really have to choose my sunnies wisely (oversized ones can look super granny!), avoid black (it's too harsh for my skin tone), and low-waisted skinny jeans (the high-waisted version is much better at creating the illusion of feminine curves). Sure, my body has changed over the years, but the biggest change has been the realisation that you can use fashion in your advantage, as long as you picture it on your own body!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/explore/sofie-valkiers/?lp=true" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/533746993314943267/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF%27.002.jpeg?itok=1Iy6ExGl 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF%27.002.jpeg?itok=ohlAQJDr 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF%27.002.jpeg?itok=-2P5O-1I 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8ed3a907-b1fb-49df-87f3-4f4a033370a1" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF%27.002.jpeg?itok=ohlAQJDr" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF%27.002.jpeg?itok=ohlAQJDr" alt="Sofie Valkiers life lessons" /></picture></p> <p>Exploring the world has always been on my priority list and was one of the main things I knew my future boyfriend would have to have on his too. But as much as I love traveling with Marcio, I still try to sneak in some private trips by myself every now and then. Most recently, I went on <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/just-me-travel/wonderment-greece-my-michael-kors-experience" target="_blank">this amazing trip to Greece</a> by myself, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The hotel and scenery were breathtaking, but it was honestly also because it was just me, alone with my thoughts, able to do everything at my pace, and not think about anyone else. It was as if my senses were highlighted, letting fresh ideas pour in - a classic effect of some good old-fashioned me-time. No matter what happens, I like to squeeze in these solitary travels in my life, because I now understand how valuable they are.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>:<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/just-me-travel/wonderment-greece-my-michael-kors-experience" target="_blank"> 1</a>, <a href="http://www.elle.com/fashion/street-style/news/g7714/street-chic-milan-fashion-week/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.004.jpeg?itok=h631tQZC 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.004.jpeg?itok=zT0ciSL2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.004.jpeg?itok=rB4Z_BnF 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6877c9c5-c3fa-4baa-b4af-de66cd738567" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.004.jpeg?itok=zT0ciSL2" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.004.jpeg?itok=zT0ciSL2" alt="Sofie Valkiers life lessons" /></picture></p> <p>One of the biggest challenges that I had to overcome when starting up my own business was to not take any fear-based advice. Being based in a small country has had the disadvantage of being surrounded by people who don't always reach for the stars. I love how down to earth people are over here, but as far as big dreams go, they were more often than not perceived as unrealistic and foolish - which can really bring you down. <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/giving-it-time" target="_blank">Even if it takes a long time</a>, don't ever think twice about pursuing your goals and don't let your fear to fail stop you, because that's just an ill adviser.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/couture-2014" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/explore/sofie-valkiers/?lp=true" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.005.jpeg?itok=DKvnbZ20 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.005.jpeg?itok=6-QC7Ii0 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.005.jpeg?itok=-onHY_OY 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="729440d9-cc45-4276-8255-f55e63bc3896" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.005.jpeg?itok=6-QC7Ii0" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/18-YEAR%20OLD%20SELF.005.jpeg?itok=6-QC7Ii0" alt="Sofie Valkiers life lessons" /></picture></p> <p>People often ask me about my no. 1 advice for anyone looking to work in the fashion industry, and I'd have to say it's all about bending the rules and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-1-thing-that-gets-you-through-fashion-week" target="_blank">thinking for yourself</a>. There are so much creativity and competition that if you don't do your own thing, people will be bored and dismiss you in 2 seconds. Sounds hard? That's because it is. But once you learn how to channel your own creativity and go to that place where your purest ideas have time to spring and develop, it's the best feeling in the world. So do wear sneakers under a billowy dress, and a hot pink suit in an all-black crowd; creating your own rules is always a good idea!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/we-people-3231636/sofie-3785822593" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-before-after-viktor-rolf-paris/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your most valuable life lessons? Anything you wish you could've told your 18-year old self? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1881&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="631ced3a"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24207"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500402748"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Lauren</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24207#comment-24207" hreflang="en">July 18, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Stuk voor stuk geweldige foto&#039;s. Ik ben wel fan van de looks waar je middenstreep wat meer opzij ligt.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24207&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1258666d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24208"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500446264"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24208#comment-24208" hreflang="en">July 19, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24207#comment-24207" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Stuk voor stuk geweldige…</a> by <span>Lauren</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanx, Lauren, wat lief! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24208&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="d2bee2ac"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24209"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500705369"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Nancy Baten</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24209#comment-24209" hreflang="en">July 22, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Lovely pictures!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24209&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7128cae0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24212"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500877917"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24212#comment-24212" hreflang="en">July 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24209#comment-24209" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Lovely pictures!</a> by <span>Nancy Baten</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, Nancy! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24212&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2dcc7e41"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24210"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500752527"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Ellen</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24210#comment-24210" hreflang="en">July 22, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Mijn advies aan mijn 18-jarige zelf : alles komt goed en volg je gevoel. Leuke post &lt;3</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24210&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b1912898"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24213"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500877953"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24213#comment-24213" hreflang="en">July 24, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24210#comment-24210" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Mijn advies aan mijn 18…</a> by <span>Ellen</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dankjewel, Ellen, happy you like it! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24213&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8e5a560d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/5-things-i-wish-i-couldve-told-my-18-year-old-self" data-a2a-title="5 THINGS I WISH I COULD&#039;VE TOLD MY 18-YEAR OLD SELF"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:36:38 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1881 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/5-things-i-wish-i-couldve-told-my-18-year-old-self#comments SUMMER 17 FOOD: BACK-TO-BASICS ICE CREAM https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-back-to-basics-ice-cream <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SUMMER 17 FOOD: BACK-TO-BASICS ICE CREAM</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/food" hreflang="en">Food</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:06</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For the second part of our Summer 17 mini series, we're covering my all-time favourite topic, no matter the season: food!! You guys know I never pass up on the chance to try out a new food experience (most recently proven by my favourite <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/new-in-town" target="_blank">açaï bowls in Antwerp</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-4-favourite-nyc-indulgences" target="_blank">sweet potato fries in NYC</a>), so every season I'm super curious to see what's hot &amp; happening in the land of food and drinks. And this year is particularly exciting, since there are <em>a lot</em> of yummy all-natural treats that are as delicious as they are good for you - just the way I like it. So put on your breeziest (roomiest) Summer dress and get yourself ready for some tasty goodies, because first up: back-to-basics ice cream!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.001_0.jpeg?itok=3HLiltjq 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.001_0.jpeg?itok=IlkZGBEK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.001_0.jpeg?itok=amlNSZ1a 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="00f0def8-6c4b-4202-9e43-c9df720ce301" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.001_0.jpeg?itok=IlkZGBEK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.001_0.jpeg?itok=IlkZGBEK" alt="Summer 17 food" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.002.jpeg?itok=nSgLjOE8 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.002.jpeg?itok=yuYMhKvs 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.002.jpeg?itok=NCPxlc04 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf33a8f2-a793-4b9e-94da-ce1432031f13" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.002.jpeg?itok=yuYMhKvs" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SUMMER%2017%20FOOD.002.jpeg?itok=yuYMhKvs" alt="Summer 17 food" /></picture></p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://cremeriegermaine.be" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.visitantwerpen.be/nl/cremerie-germaine" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://cremeriegermaine.be" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / WHAT'S WHAT</strong></p> <p>I don't discriminate when it comes to ice cream: whether it comes with a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-4-favourite-nyc-indulgences" target="_blank">marshmallow topping</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-top-3-london-treats" target="_blank">cotton candy wrap</a> or as <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-4-favourite-nyc-indulgences" target="_blank">classic fresh popsicles</a>, I'm basically down for it. But after all the freak shake cookie dough strawberry caramel cheesecake craziness, it was only a matter of time before we all started craving something <em>real</em>. Enter the newest treat to order this Summer 17: back-to-basics ice cream!</p> <p><strong>2 / WHERE</strong></p> <p>Made from the purest high-quality ingredients and topped with nothing but fresh fruits or nuts, I had an almost transcendent experience (I take this stuff seriously) at <a href="http://cremeriegermaine.be" target="_blank">Cremerie Germaine</a>, a sweet little local ice cream shop that's set up camp dangerously close to our home. Rather than distinguishing themselves by out-of-the-box combo's the classic flavours - remember chocolate and vanilla? - are out-of-the-ordinary because of their super high quality. The owners Jan &amp; Glenn enjoyed their training at an actual gelato university in Bologna, so if that's not dedication, I don't know what is. And yes, you taste the difference.</p> <p><strong>3 / OUR PERSONAL FAVES</strong></p> <p>Even if it's not your personal favourite you cannot but try a scoop of the pistachio flavour, made from (wait for it) fresh nuts that are only harvested every 2 years, to have the best possible taste. I also had the vanilla and salted caramel, which were all delicious!<br />  </p> <p><strong>Previously: 3 amazing places to explore this Summer 17 are <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-travel-the-other-side-of-ibiza" target="_blank">Ibiza</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-travel-exploring-colourful-havana" target="_blank">Havana</a>, and the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-travel-natural-beauty-in-japan" target="_blank">Japanese countryside</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>Next up: the hottest DIY Summer 17 drink!</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1921&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="ddd8d541"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-back-to-basics-ice-cream" data-a2a-title="SUMMER 17 FOOD: BACK-TO-BASICS ICE CREAM"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:06:04 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1921 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/summer-17-food-back-to-basics-ice-cream#comments WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLETTE, FISHTAIL BRAIDS & GUCCI DECOR https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-colette-fishtail-braids-gucci-decor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLETTE, FISHTAIL BRAIDS &amp; GUCCI DECOR</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/14/2017 - 13:45</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After our <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-dior-couture-world-explorers-are-fearless" target="_blank">first post-baby trip abroad </a>last week, it finally really felt like Summer break's here these past days back at home. I've been excited for these long warm Summer evenings for so long, and my heart flutters when I think about all the sweet Summer activities ahead - from strolling around the city with our little man to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/out-and-about-gabriels-first-family-picnic" target="_blank">more family picnics in the park</a> and lots of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/10-summer-sales-scores-that-are-so-on-trend-right-now" target="_blank">Summer sales shopping</a>, of course! :) Meanwhile, this week's round-up is all about the unexpected closing of one of the world's most iconic stores, fishtail braided fashion (that's right!), and the launch of a very (very) exciting decor collection! Hope everyone will have the sunniest weekend!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_20.jpeg?itok=5JA2Elg1 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_20.jpeg?itok=UJXVsIhX 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_20.jpeg?itok=ghluAvD3 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7968ee6d-1299-472d-a2bf-883c8042ef19" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_20.jpeg?itok=UJXVsIhX" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_20.jpeg?itok=UJXVsIhX" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p>It came crashing down and left the fashion world sad &amp; astonished this week: one of the world's most famous stores, Colette Paris, is closing its doors later this year. Since its founding in 1997, Colette has been known for its edgy collaborations with some of the biggest designers out there (think Balenciaga, Chanel &amp; Saint Laurent), and as loved &amp; visited by fab celebs such as Gigi Hadid, Kimye and Karl Lagerfeld himself. In a press release announcing the closing, the retirement of the store's founder, Colette Roussaux (who still lives above the shop today), is called in as the reason behind the shocking news, but many believe it to be representative of the struggle of physical stores due to the huge impact of online shopping. In any case, it's the end of an era, and it does make me feel a bit sad, because let's be honest: nothing beats the creativity and atmosphere of a well curated mortar-and-bricks store!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://usluairlines.com/2012/le-colette-no-10-2012-2/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-street-life-in-black-white-paris/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_20.jpeg?itok=485GKhRc 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_20.jpeg?itok=KDvp3yaY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_20.jpeg?itok=q4ZUAOsY 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3d674f13-496e-414e-88ad-cc14c44930e4" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_20.jpeg?itok=KDvp3yaY" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_20.jpeg?itok=KDvp3yaY" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p>I'm always in for slightly roughed up natural looking trends, so the fishtail braided fashion pieces that have been popping up all around lately are totally my thing! They look a bit nautical and heavy, and are such a nice way to complement your usual Summer staples: a white cotton dress with neutral braided rope-sandals or a ribbed tank top with a fishtail striped skirt and red pointy loafers: yes, please!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://pipfindlay.tumblr.com" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.styledumonde.com/2017/07/new-york-ss-2017-street-style-gabby-prescod-stripes/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_19.jpeg?itok=CUOG3IsZ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_19.jpeg?itok=ladh6Bsm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_19.jpeg?itok=0U9uzW_V 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d5403f80-610e-454d-a401-91f883cc0f6a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_19.jpeg?itok=ladh6Bsm" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_19.jpeg?itok=ladh6Bsm" alt="round-up" /></picture></p> <p>Whoever says Gucci thinks bold &amp; rich patterns. And since the House has been focusing on this more than ever in its latest collections, it was only a matter of time before their wallpaper-like prints turned into, well, actual wallpaper. This week, the Gucci Decor collection was finally launched, including bright cushions (featuring the famous Gucci tigers and cats - a must-buy for Bobke :)), chairs, plates, trays, and candles. So start saving up for the most colourful additions to your interior, because pieces of which the motifs are embroidered and hand applied during a 10-hour process, won't be cheap, but very likely ones that you'll cherish forever!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>:<a href="https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/magic-gucci-resort-2018-renaissance/#" target="_blank"> 1</a>, <a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2017/07/163096/gucci-new-home-decor-collection-launch-2017" target="_blank">2</a></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1953&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="ada6cdd3"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-colette-fishtail-braids-gucci-decor" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLETTE, FISHTAIL BRAIDS &amp; GUCCI DECOR"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:24 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1953 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-colette-fishtail-braids-gucci-decor#comments 3 FOOLPROOF TRICKS TO MAKE CHUNKY SLIDES LOOK CHIC https://www.fashionata.com/3-foolproof-tricks-to-make-chunky-slides-look-chic <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">3 FOOLPROOF TRICKS TO MAKE CHUNKY SLIDES LOOK CHIC</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7543_LR_0.jpg?itok=J-wcZfVe 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7543_LR_0.jpg?itok=6ewo-UXF 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7543_LR_0.jpg?itok=dsvJszg5 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7543_LR_0.jpg?itok=6ewo-UXF" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7543_LR_0.jpg?itok=6ewo-UXF" alt="chunky slides" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7674_LR.jpg?itok=17vkDJTu 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7674_LR.jpg?itok=reCfDLIt 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7674_LR.jpg?itok=I8OguM8V 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7674_LR.jpg?itok=reCfDLIt" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7674_LR.jpg?itok=reCfDLIt" alt="chunky slides" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/CHUNKY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=Bu5paafC 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/CHUNKY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=QvX-2xUz 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/CHUNKY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=j04WfdF8 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/CHUNKY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=QvX-2xUz" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/CHUNKY%20SLIDES.001.jpeg?itok=QvX-2xUz" alt="chunky slides" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7592_LR.jpg?itok=YSTpY1Hc 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7592_LR.jpg?itok=lShXPVPX 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7592_LR.jpg?itok=TtUPlJnR 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7592_LR.jpg?itok=lShXPVPX" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/07/MBF_7592_LR.jpg?itok=lShXPVPX" alt="chunky slides" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">YELLOW-&amp;-BLACK PRINTED SHIRTDRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/dresses/rillas-dress-Q62875002.html?cgid=63…" target="_blank">BY MALENE BIRGER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK LOGO BELT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/~a1aqM" target="_blank">GUCCI</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">CHUNKY SLIDES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://store.rogervivier.com/BE_FR/Sandale-Slidy-Viv%27-Strass-Buckle-en-Satin-…" target="_blank">ROGER VIVIER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK CAT-EYE SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/accessories/sunglasses/?gclid=CKGk0PuD2M8CFUE…" target="_blank">JIMMY CHOO</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">STRUCTURED CLUTCH</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cp9pkqmnnn" target="_blank">BALENCIAGA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">WHITE NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/184-optical-white.html" target="_blank">FABY OPTICAL WHITE</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Chunky slides have been around for a while (Birkenstocks, anyone?), but it wasn't until the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior Cruise Collection 2018</a> show that they were crowned the most popular shoe style for (this and next!) Summer. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out the reasons behind their popularity: apart from being super versatile and tomboy-ish they're just incomparably&nbsp;comfy. And yes, when extreme comfort comes with a cute relaxed vibe, we're all in! But if you're hesitant to adopt the style because it may seem that your robust friends could come off a little, eh, too comfy, we got you covered with these 3 foolproof tricks to make chunky slides look chic!</p> <p><strong>1 / EMBELLISHMENTS ARE KEY</strong></p> <p>If you're looking to make heavy pieces look a bit more feminine, there's nothing that a bit of bling can't handle. This pair does it in the most clever way, by adding strass covered buckles and a black&nbsp;satin finish (aka the most sexy finish out there). Not a chance these beauties will be mistaken for their not-so-flattering masculine counterparts!</p> <p><strong>2 / ADD A FLIRTY &amp; SOPHISTICATED MAIN PIECE</strong></p> <p>Now, it almost goes without saying that the main piece you add on top of your slides is key: you want something that comes across as flirty and sophisticated, and what does a better job than a lightweight shirtdress? Bonus points if it has a cheerful sunny print and flirty details such as widening sleeves and little slits at the bottom&nbsp;(such as this one from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/dresses/rillas-dress-Q62875002.html?cgid=63d1ed8e1cc2f09e34695eea3998d0da9481475b&amp;dwvar_Q62875002_color=75B#!start=37" target="_blank">By Malene Birger</a>, now on sale!).&nbsp;And don't think twice about adding some extra sass by wearing it off-the-shoulder (also seen <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/24-hours-of-summer-in-berlin" target="_blank">here</a>) and throwing in a matching anklet.</p> <p><strong>3 / THINK STRUCTURED ACCESSORIES</strong></p> <p>Now it's time to balance out all that flirty bling with structured classic accessories: black cat-eye sunnies, a structured black-&amp;-white clutch, and iconic black belt to snag your shirtdress in at the waist.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will you be adopting the chunky slides trend this Summer? I think it's such a cute style! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1950&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="8b19f9aa"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24203"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1499947985"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Megan at Lush …</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24203#comment-24203" hreflang="en">July 13, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>These are great tips! I have yet to get a pair of these, but I think the way you&#039;ve styled them is super cute.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24203&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f193cd9e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24205"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500276498"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24205#comment-24205" hreflang="en">July 17, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24203#comment-24203" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">These are great tips! I have…</a> by <span>Megan at Lush …</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks so much, Megan, hope you can get your hands on a cute pair soon! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24205&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8e0530b4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24204"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500055045"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Nancy</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24204#comment-24204" hreflang="en">July 14, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Very stylish and elegant!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24204&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2d9318f8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24206"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1500276516"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24206#comment-24206" hreflang="en">July 17, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24204#comment-24204" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Very stylish and elegant!</a> by <span>Nancy</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, Nancy, happy you like it! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24206&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b1ce4e21"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/3-foolproof-tricks-to-make-chunky-slides-look-chic" data-a2a-title="3 FOOLPROOF TRICKS TO MAKE CHUNKY SLIDES LOOK CHIC"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:12:21 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1950 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/3-foolproof-tricks-to-make-chunky-slides-look-chic#comments