Though you can never really go wrong with a plaid scarf and a leather jacket, there are many more ways to mix and match this pattern of the season. Read more if you’re ready to step up your plaid game!
[1.] Plaid, Plaid double Plaid
Mixing two different plaid patterns together may sound a bit over the top, but it doesn’t have to be if you don’t want to. It can be as simple as wearing a scarf with two different sides, as the one in the picture above. Whenever you opt for multiple plaid, keep the rest of your outfit clean.
[2.] Plaid + Leopard
A bold ensemble, which can easily create a very loud look. If you want to go for a more subtle version, you could try to use a muted color scheme. I posted a similar look here.
[3.] Suit up
This is one of the coolest plaid looks in my opinion: the suit. I personally really love the outfit in the collage below, the suit and printed sunnies look great together. To keep people’s eyes from hurting when they look at you, add a basic shirt or tee.
[4.] Plaid + Plastic
A personal favorite: mixing plaid with plastic details, such as perspex heels. I did the same here.
[5.] Plaid + Sporty
An oversized plaid coat with a pair of fresh kicks, or plaid trousers mixed with a sporty sweater: the possibilities are endless. Mix and match to find out what works for you!
I occasionally encounter problems that probably only bloggers would have. Stupid little things, that you may recognize if you have a blog yourself. Quickly hit the ‘read more’ button to read 10 of ‘em!
[1.] Taking pictures in public stays awkward in a way. No matter how many times you did it before.
[2.] The lack of daylight, which is starting to set in as we speak. Because you simply cannot get any good photos when it’s too dark.
[3.] You’ve just edited all of your pictures, arranged and uploaded them and then… You keep typing- and erasing. Writer’s block, BIG time.
[4.] Moving all of your furniture because you REALLY want to take some pictures with that brick white wall in your living room as a backdrop.
[5.] Changing in the car because you need to shoot multiple outfits in just half an hour.
[6.] The bastard called Coding. You think you’ve mastered it, and then you notice that your pin button shows up next to your photos instead of in it. How is that even possible?
[7.] Picking one good close-up out of all the 50 photos you have. One that doesn’t show that label peeking out from your shirt.
[8.] Internet down = panic.
[9.] When your newest post doesn’t have any comments after a couple of hours. *Keeps refreshing browser.* This doesn’t feel right.
[10.] Your hair and outfit look perfect and you’re good to shoot some photos. As soon as you’ve set foot outside, you look more like Cousin It having a bad hair day. Thanks, friggin’ wind.
Do you recognize any of these points? What else would you add? Let me know in a comment below!
As a style Ambassador for VILA, I get to see quite some cool stuff before the big audience does and I love sharing that privilege with you guys. This interview was held a little while back, and is all about the collection Valentine designed for VILA’s 20th anniversary. You can read it exclusively on my blog, how awesome is that?! Here you go:
Was it difficult to work together with a Europe-wide brand like VILA?
design contemporary fashion, so the match has actually been perfect.
“I always ask myself: why does this appeal to me?
I look for the reason”
You are known for high-end materials, whereas VILA provides as much quality as possible within a high-street price range. How did you meet in the middle?
decide; they have a great buying department and a good network of suppliers, so customers will actually get
higher quality at a lower price.
I work all the time. My mind works all the time, and I have ideas all the time. It is an ongoing process. I find inspiration all around me, but mainly within art and architecture. When I see an image or a photograph, some
architecture or art, I process it, and it becomes something new. I always ask myself: why does this
appeal to me? I look for the reason. I try to find the answer to give me a new form I can use in my designs. So
I can’t give you a specific reference for this collection – it is more like a feeling of autumn in the city.
How do you decide on colours?
collections. Prints need to match skin tones, so for this collection I worked with a dark organic print on one hand, and a sparkling flowery one on the other. You can find references to animal print and flowers, but
mainly I’d like them to be beautiful, to stand out and to be unique. The colours came naturally. I had a meeting with Ida from VILA where, based on our gut feeling, we decided on what really did inspire us, and also
on what felt right both for the customers I know and for VILA’s fans. I wanted the prints and colours to be a
bit toned down, subdued, subtle, and to give that autumnal feeling of calm.
It was hard to limit ourselves to 10 pieces. That is not a lot once the ideas start flowing, so it was a challenge. I
wanted the collection to be complete, like a wardrobe in itself. Like, for instance, if you buy every single piece
of the collection, you will not need anything else this autumn. Working with masculine fabrics and contrasting them with a feminine shape, whilst breaking it all up with prints, makes femininity meet casual in a very
elegant way, I think.
“I think I do know what Parisienne young women want:
we want to be able to go out at night in the same outfit we went to work in”
I think I do know what Parisienne young women want: we want to be able to go out at night in the same outfit
we went to work in. We want red lips and high heels in the evening, and I think what you learn about fashion
in Paris is that clothes should always be of service to you. They shouldn’t complicate your life, but make it easy and more fun. What you should also know is that the Parisienne is a cultured woman. She knows
what is going on in galleries, in literature and in music. We work a lot, and we do not stop working when we
have children, so we demand a lot from the fashion we adore.