Trending now: Asymmetric detail mini skirts

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Black lace detail mini skirt // Military style lace detail mini skirt // Pleated chiffon detail mini skirt

The 5 things I most rely on at the moment for easy style

It’s definitely more difficult now with the baby to stay stylish and dress well. It definitely feels more like an effort.

My style at the moment certainly isn’t top of the game, but considering the circumstances it’d feel silly anyway. So I’d say that in between breastfeeding, changing diapers, carrying baby, desperately making up for lost sleep and somehow managing our household, I look decent. But more importantly, I feel good!

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How to live in your PJs – all day long

Pshh, don’t tell anyone, but sometimes I go out in my nightgown.

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Emergency brake: Stop the shopping!

When I’m shopping, I try to find things that make me rave “Ohh my God, love it!!” and my heart beat a bit faster. But lately I might have settled for “Oh, this is nice! I like it” a couple times too often.

Which sounds enthusiastic enough. But nice? Like it? For the ideal wardrobe, no less than perfect is enough!

So this post is a reminder of how it’s done correctly, from me to me.

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15 things you can throw away today!

A helpful list of things you can throw away today to get you right into the decluttering spirit!

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Decluttering and organizing my wardrobe with the KonMari method

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A self-proclaimed wardrobe decluttering enthusiast tries the world-famous KonMari method. What lessons will she learn?

Marie Kondo‘s advice on clutter resonates with me: Practice gratitude towards everything in your life, including things. But if something fails to make you happy or constricts you, learn to let it go.

And yet, I never followed her instructions myself simply because I have always been a totally relentless declutterer anyway. I don’t hold onto stuff, I am not sentimental or nostalgic about clothes, and I cannot stand clutter to begin with.

But this week, I thought I’d give the KonMari method a try. Here’s how it worked out for me.

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The full guide to shopping smarter

Harajuku Cat Alley

The mindless shopping days are over. But how do you shop smarter? Try these tips.

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The 5 most stylish K-pop MVs in 2015

Inspiration in form of colorful K-pop MVs. Here are five of my favorites.

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Shopping in Seoul: My favorite shops and labels

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Shopping in Seoul is always fun and affordable. But I like it the most at the following destinations, check them out below.

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Hair inspiration: Maison Margiela Pre-Fall 2016

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A great way to make disheveled and careless look intentional and Rock’n’Roll.

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Trending now: Frills, frills, frills

I like to think my style is edgy and cool. Not sexy, not elegant, and definitely not girly, cute or… frilly. Then again I also like to think of myself as full of surprises.

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Trending now: frayed jeans hems

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I am not much of a DIYer. This, however, I know how to do: cut things with scissors. You could say I am very scissors happy, ha, ha!

DIYs are not my thing. Mix raw eggs with avocados and put that on my head? No thanks. I already consider myself crafty just lazily swinging scissors at my clothes.

I have so far reworked (and ruined) many of M’s T-shirts by cutting off the sleeves, and I also often use scissors on my own clothes. Mainly to shorten things. Like jersey dresses, knit sweaters, cotton tops and jeans… Afterwards I never bother with sewing the edges, though. Because I actually like it frazzled, disheveled, messy. And besides, I would not know how anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So I was elated to see this particular trend spread lately: frayed cut off denim hems.

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Frayed hem denim: pictures via tumblr.

Cut off denim is not new. On the contrary. Who has not owned a pair of cut off denim shorts at one point in their life? But the asymmetry, the unevenness is something fresh. And I absolutely love it.

I was shocked lately when a friend of mine said she does not like asymmetry. Shocked, I tell you! She was already the second person to tell me so. Until then I had always assumed everybody is on board with it just as much as I am. Which is to say very! A third friend finally confirmed that I am pretty much alone in this. What’s more, she called asymmetry a “trend.” OMG. I live in asymmetry! Guess I am so removed from German fashion reality, I do not even notice any more. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ x 2.

Anyhoo.

I have these mom denims (= high waist, loose carrot cut) I am not really wearing. Got them for like €14. And I think I will give them the scissor treatment soon. I just cannot decide in what manner. For the time being, I let above collage inspire me and think about it. What do you make of this trend?

Less is more: what’s so great about a small wardrobe

Only five years ago, my wardrobe filled our entire guestroom from floor to ceiling. Now, it fits into a small corner of our bedroom. I have never been happier about it.

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The 90ies inspired oddball style of Hyuk Oh

It’s no secret that I find a lot of my fashion inspiration in Korean pop culture and lately, I’ve been fascinated by this new band Hyukoh in particular. It’s not only that their music is good, but they’re also doing this thing where you can’t quite tell if it’s on purpose or not. But let’s start at the beginning.

Hyukoh is a band from South Korea that plays mellow indie pop rock with a hint of soul, and has basically skyrocketed to fame lately thanks to their goofy guest appearance on a show called Infinite Challenge

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Wearing: small to medium sized earrings

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Earrings by ASOS.

Inspired by the K-Drama Birth of a Beauty, I’m attempting to pull off small to medium sized earrings lately.

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Shop smarter and fix your spending

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What’s the ideal wardrobe?

For me, the ideal wardrobe is filled with only things I love, but also contains nothing superfluous or unnecessary. It’s entirely practical and fits my lifestyle, which means whatever setting, occasion or weather I encounter on a regular day, I can find exactly what I need in it.

To build the ideal wardrobe, I already noted that efficient decluttering is the very first step in the right direction, but shopping smarter is a vital part as well.

How to avoid unnecessary purchases? How to know in advance if a purchase is worth it? Apart from following your gut feeling when it comes to differentiating between just OK and things you really love, these questions may most easily be solved by thinking economically.

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Style lessons from Mauricio Nardi, menswear stylist

Mauricio Nardi

I was meaning to create a moodboard in preparation for spring. I might not have to any more, though, because I’m feeling the styling by Mauricio Nardi so much, it may just be enough to keep me inspired for months!

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Declutter your wardrobe – efficiently

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Before there was lookbook.nu, there was a community site called My Style Diary, and all you did there was upload your daily outfits as what we would now consider shockingly low-quality pictures. One of my favorite members was a girl from Australia who wore nothing but absolutely beautiful Alice McCall, Lover the Label and other lust-worthy things seemingly every day. Fittingly, her profile motto read, “Fill your wardrobe with only things you love, and you can wear things you love every day.”

“Fill your wardrobe with only things you love, and you can wear things you love every day.”

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Sporty without the sport: conspicuous consumption and sweatpants

When I started working from home, I decided size XL men’s Ts and sweatpants were now my thing, and that I would make the slob style popular more widely. But as it so happened, the current ‘Athleisure’ trend already did the job for me: my pajama style is now officially acceptable to go groceries, dinner dates, or even nights out at the club in. Thank you ‘Athleisure’!

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