One way to style an oversized sweater

Big and baggy sweaters are all the rage this season. I would like to show you one way to wear such a sweater without looking as if you are swallowed by it.

When choosing such sweaters we think that „the bigger and baggier, the better“, but actually that is wrong – if it’s too big we will start looking like a huge sack. If we want to be chick and trendy, we should make good size decisions and stick closer to our standard size for sweaters, because they are anyway purposely designed to be oversized.

As an oversized knit will inevitably make you look bigger than you actually are, the easiest way to solve that is to combine it with form-fitting or narrow bottoms – for instance skinny jeans, leggings, narrow pants, over-knee socks or over-the-knee boots. I personally prefer to wear it on its own without pants or leggings below it.

 And to avoid getting lost in this big clothes, we should show some skin – might that be a more generous décolletage or some bare leg. 

I combined my oversized black sweater with a pair of black over-the-knee boots. This I matched with my favourite NA-KD coat and some black accessories – a H&M cat hat and a black smiley Bershka bag, in a fashionway.

 

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Black at any time, in any combination

You can wear black at any time, at any occasions and in any combination.

No matter the time of the year I always have a lot of black pieces in my outfits, mainly because they are really easy to match. Honestly, in the past, the black color was predominant in my wardrobe, but the more I followed the fashion trends, the more I reduced it. And not only because of those trends, but also because I realised how beautiful colors could be – colors that I previously thought would not fit me. In fact I also found out something more – we wear the colors that match our mood. Maybe that was the reason that for a long time I was hiding behind the black color. But step by step I changed that, albeit even today, when in doubt, I choose black.

In this outfit I went for a trendy black hoodie with pleats on the back, a black Pimkie booties, a black Valentino bag and a black winter cap, matched with a long beige Zara coat and gray Gucci jeans. So although the black pieces are dominant, adding some fresh colors make the outfit looking nice in a fashionway.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

High waist jeans

These loose straight high-waist jeans have been laying in my wardrobe for quite some time, as I didn’t really have the guts to wear them – I usually prefer slim-fit ones, that shape the leg. Today though, when I put them on, I got to somewhat like them. I combined them with a black top and black booties. 

This type of pants are very in at the moment, but honestly not everything that is on trend fits to every type of body shape – I would say for myself in this case that is true. That’s why we should always take care to choose not only good matching outfit pieces, but also ones that highlight our pros and hide the cons. 

 

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Cute dress and casual plain boots

A pair of boots are year-round wardrobe staples both for warmer or cold months – from classic white boots to the over the knee ones. Such are the timeless combat boots – a season-less pair which work with any outfit – even with a nice dress.

I have always considered that a nice black dress matches in the best way with heels but depending on the occasion it can work great with boots too. As I am so much in love with my super comfortable MONKI black boots (that I featured in an earlier sports outfit post), this time I rounded up another style of outfit with a black Zara flounce, volan dress of course in a fashion way.

There’s nothing like a pair of chunky black boots to add some edge to a cute dress.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

June mood

Although it’s already mid-June – it’s incredible how with the whole pandemic situation time flew by and it’s already June – the weather in Vienna is not really warm yet, but rather unstable. That’s why I am very unsure if the day calls for a summer outfit, or maybe rather not.

Still, for me, the beginning of June marks the start of the summer, therefore I am completely in the appropriate spirit – short pants, fancy tops, summer dresses, sandals, flip flops, bikinis, pool time and of course the sea. But this summer for me is a bit special – as we are moving to a new house, there will be only pool time at home, no travel to the seaside like every year. That doesn’t bring me down, on the contrary – I will always find time to travel, but moving into one’s own new house does not happen that often. I’m extremely happy that the house of dreams of my family is now a fact.

In that line of thought, my outfit today is with black shorts from Zara – I like all kinds of shorts – be it formal or fancy, because they are comfortable and easy to combine with other stuff. The top piece is from ALCOTT – once more in my favourite pink, but with long sleeves because of the changing weather. The look is completed by the accessories – a cute black Valentino bag and summer shoes from Humanic, in a fashionway.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

When in doubt be elegant in black

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious like Yohji Yamamoto have said. I know it’s a quote that is used very often, but I use it too because black will always be black – not only modest, but also trendy and elegant and many more meanings in one.

I like fresh and sweet colours, but honestly I wear black very often. Black gives me the security that I can just put it on without worrying too much about the outfit – I can be ready quickly for going out, no matter the season or the occasion. And also because black will always stay trendy and fashionable, I can focus on the style instead of the trends.

Today I want to show you a piece that will stay forever in style if black – a trouser-skirt. It is also so comfortable and „fairy“, it makes me feel like I am wearing my home pijama, but in a very elegant style. It can also be combined with almost every top or shirt. I just take a short laced one to show the shape of the trouser-skirt.

And remember, women who wear black lead colorful lives 🙂

Photography by Marg Basarova

Saying „No, thank you“ to negative energy

Considering the situation in the world now and the outlook for the coming months, I want to say „No, thank you“ to all the negative energy and thoughts – this is my favorite slogan for the moment – do you have one of your own? Because when we are healthy that is enough to think positive and look optimistically towards the future. I know we hear this all the time, but that is indeed the essence of things.

In that context my outfit today is also a kind of a „No, thank you“ message to all the things that are negative. It is with one of my official coronavirus pieces – a cool hoodie – for the times when someone tries to come closer and shake my hand for example – no thank you! 

And as it happens pretty often lately I am in pink again, matched with black – two favourite colors. A pink Zara sweatshirt, a black Pimkie skirt, Calzedonia tights and socks, Michael Kors sneakers and a Victoria‘s Secret bag.

Photography by Marg Basarova

The secret of the success is that you never give up

Easter – one the most sacred holidays is approaching fast and while we all stay at home, I would like to share with you that there is no better feeling in the world than the one from the love of your closest – the family. With the risk of sounding trivial, I can safely say that the greatest treasure I have is my family. Every step forward, each success of mine, everything I achieved would be hardly possible without the support they give me, without their love and mine for them. We went through some fantastic times together, we have also had our fair share of hard times, but we went through it all together, because the love in our family flows strong and deep.

I wish everyone happy easter holidays, lots of love and never give up.

As for the outfit today – it is an all-black one, with some silver details that I like so much. The holed black tunic with the print text „The secret of the success is that you never give up“ is covering a silver body. The accents here are the accessories in two combinations: on some of the photos with the Giuliano Gudman sneakers with a hot pink bag, and on the others with black velvet heels matching a black bag with the same silver details as on the tunic and the leggings.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Stay healthy and stay at home

While I am trying to follow the strict quarantine rules here in Vienna and hoping that better days will come soon, I am sending you some positive vibes and a hole lot of love, from my house to yours. I think that now during this difficult period with the Coronavirus it is very important to stay positive and healthy, and while at it why not take care of our bodies and soul.

But we should also do something, that our future self will thank us for, not just staying at home and thinking how miserable the situation is. Being in quarantine is not an excuse not to take care of our looks, to eat unhealthy and not to exercise. Looking good should not be reserved for just going out and meeting others, it can also show self-respect and respect for our loved ones at home. And there is plenty of yummy food that is healthy and lots of fun exercises one can do at home. Even doing the house work and running up and down the floors in the house 100 of times a day is an exercise by itself. I took the time to finish some stuff at home, and I did my 100’s easily the last days 😁🤪.

As you can see I try to keep my time full as much as possible. You can do it, too – take the time for yourself – do the things you always wished you had the time for, learn something, even pick a new hobby if you wish. This is is a difficult time for everyone but we have been blessed with the gift of time. So let’s use it properly!

Photography by Marg Basarova

A casual comfortable look with a long faux fur coat

Hi everyone, happy Saturday! I’m back to you with a new outfit as always. This full look I matched based on this marvellous, comfortable and suiting the early spring season, long faux fur coat – it really is one of my besties that I wear day-to-day here in Vienna at the moment.

It’s still freezing here in the city, so it’s all about the layers… and of course, coats that feel like blankets! I can’t tell how much I love this embellished faux fur. Isn’t it stunning? Such amazing quality and a very striking piece to have in your wardrobe. I paired it with several of my usuals – one of my black Tunics, long over-knee socks, white boots and a white bag. Oh, and lest not forget my comfortable gloves without fingers. It took me a while to try out this outfit but I have to say I love it.

Photography by Marg Basarova