Posts Categorized: Recessionista

How To Style The D-Ring Belt

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Truth to be told Phoebe was the first to launch the D-ring belt as the new trend in accessorizing. Now, the double ring buckle is also used by Bassike to give an extra edge to the oversized trousers, skirts and tops from their Spring 14 collection. Although their leather belt is amazing, I went on the hunt for an affordable classic canvas. I couldn’t find one in my man’s closet, the highstreet or the military dump shop, until I got my lightbulb moment in yoga class and bought a yoga belt instead. It’s not only cheap, but has an extra long strap to create some similar edgy looks.

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Hello Summer; Strap Detail Leather Sandals

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If the ugly shoe trend is not your thing, these timeless chic leather sandals by & Other Stories are a good alternative. I love that strap detail, which prevents you from toe cramps trying to keep your feet in the shoe instead of flipflopping allover the place. And most important, they will survive more fashion seasons than just the Summer of 14.

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TBT; Jane Birkin Boho Chic

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Not only is Jane Birkin a French singer, actress, former wife to Serge Gainsbourg and mother of style icons Kate Barry, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon. She is also a fashion icon herself, who influenced generations of women and designers such as Isabel Marant with her sixties boho chic style. Add some Birkin Summer vibes to your own wardrobe with a (vintage) embroidered blouse and add contrast to the soft hippie look with leather pants or shorts.

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Five Kingsday Thrift Treasures To Look For

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One – or maybe even the only – benefit of the Orange mass hysteria known in Holland as Kingsday is going thrift shopping. With free markets everywhere, make it an early start tomorrow to go on the hunt for these five on trend must-finds. An embroidered bomber jacket, a sporty number tee or men’s baseball tank to wear as a dress, an original brush stroke skirt and marble candle holders from the eighties and last but not least any designer bag you can lay your hands on, but we prefer Chanel ;)

Only got twenty dollars in my pocket, I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up, This is fucking awesome

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H&M X …Alexander Wang

Only three months after the launch, my Isabel Marant Pour shirt proved to be of putain de mauvaise qualité, pardonne my French. And just when I swore to myself I will never buy any guest designer collection again, Alexander Wang decided to work with H&M. What better way to end my collab addiction than with a few budget pieces from my fave New Yorker, November 6 will be the last time…I swear.