Cashmere Is King

It may sound like a cliche but once you’ve worn cashmere it’s hard to go back. When it comes to knitwear, cashmere really is king. It’s incredibly soft, lightweight and ever so warm.
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Transitional Trench

If you buy one coat at this time of the year it has to be a trench coat. It’s the perfect transitional coat and a versatile one; wear it over a cashmere knit on chilly days and then swap it for a simple t-shirt when the temperature rises a few degrees.
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14 OUTFITS / 14 WAYS, 14 DAYS

#1. WEARING LEFT: AVELON BLOUSE, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #2. WEARING RIGHT: GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M WOOL COAT BLAZER, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS #3. WEARING LEFT: ISABEL MARANT POUR H&M WOOL COAT BLAZER, MANGO JUMPSUIT, H&M BELT, ISABEL MARANT ANDREW BOOTS #4. WEARING RIGHT: ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, MANGO JUMPSUIT, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS, RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES #5. WEARING LEFT: ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, RIVER ISLAND LONG DRESS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #6. WEARING RIGHT: RIVER ISLAND LONG DRESS, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS #7. WEARING LEFT: LEVIS DENIM SHORTS, ASOS WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS, CHLOE FAYE CROSSBODY BAG, H&M SCARF #8 WEARING RIGHT: ASOS WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, LEVIS DENIM SHORTS, BERSHKA TRENCHCOAT, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #9. WEARING LEFT: BERSHKA TRENCHCOAT, ASOS WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ADIDAS STAN SMITH WHITE SNEAKERS, CHLOE FAYE CROSSBODY BAG, H&M SCARF, RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES #10 WEARING RIGHT: ZARA KNITTED SWEATER, GOOSECRAFT LEATHER TROUSERS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS #11. WEARING LEFT: H&M TREND MINI SKIRT, ZARA KNITTED SWEATER, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS #12. WEARING RIGHT: H&M TREND MINI SKIRT, AVELON BLOUSE, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG #12. WEARING LEFT: AVELON BLOUSE, LEVIS DENIM SHORTS, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES #14. WEARING RIGHT: MANGO JUMPSUIT, ALEXANDER WANG FABIANA STRAPPY HEELS, CHLOE FAYE BAG Today I have the honour to speak at a new summer event: Share A Perfect Day in Holland and share some of my styling secrets. For my presentation I picked the theme: travelling. How to pack lighter, smarter and more efficiently. You can’t have too many tips and tricks when it comes to packing, right? During Fashion Week season, or any other time when  I had to pack my bag, the seams of my suitcase always look if they were about to burst. And even when I could manage to close the damn thing, the weight exceeded the maximum weight. And so, the downsizing began and so did the headache. Time for a change! I created a way to pack my bag as efficiently possible:  the 14 days, 14 ways plan. So, how does that work? I will tell you… In this case I picked 7 winter/fall items and 7 spring/summer items from my closet (yes, that includes shoes!). Why, because I want to be prepared for any kind of weather. I’ve choosen neutral colored items so that each item will be interchangeable and will match the others. You might need an hour (or two) to mix&match but I can assure you, it’s really worth the effort. Another huge advantage is you always know what to wear, so you can save yourself some time with sorting out outfits in an overfull and chaotic suitcase during your Holiday! So, from now on: keep calm and start packing! PS: In collaboration with bagageonline.nl, you can use the discountcode COTTDS to receive 10% off your SuitSuit suitcase.    

OUTFIT / SMILE

WEARING: AVELON FASHION BLOUSE, DENHAM LEATHER SKIRT, ADIDAS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS, ALEXANDER WANG BAG There really is no reason not to smile when the sun is shining and you’re touring around the city on your bike. Especially not when you’re doing it on this cool matte black one from VanMoof. I just love everything about this bike. The way it looks, and the way it makes me feel. I now rather choose to move around by bike when the weather is allowing it, it’s still Holland we’re talking about, instead of just always jump in my car. I just feel so much more alive with the wind in my hair and being outdoors! Thanks VanMoof for the amazing gift! PHOTOS BY DENISE PS: I’m giving away a pair of GIVENCHY sunnies on my Instagram, don’t forget to enter!

Let The Sun Shine

It’s almost time to get those legs out, the sun has been trying its best to show its face, which means it’s time for me to start using a little St Tropez Gradual Tan! The clocks changed today so officially it’s British Summer Time and soon we’ll be staying out later in London and enjoying […]

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Daytime Pyjamas, Anyone?

The closest I’ve come so far to the pyjama trend are these amazing wide-led trousers from Samsøe & Samsøe; they’re soft, loose and super comfy. Lots of friends have asked me my thoughts on the pyjama look, most have said that they don’t really get it, I’m still on the fence. I love a classic […]

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OUTFIT / SNEAKERS

WEARING: GESTUZ LEATHER TRACK PANTS, HM TREND TOP, ZARA BLAZER, CHLOE FAYE BAG AND ADIDAS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS Feeling a bit like a tomboy in these photos… It’s definitely a different outfit that you are used to here on COTTDS.com. But, I do love wearing sneakers just as much as wearing high heels lately. Especially my white Stan Smith ones! Photos by Iris

Chalet Girl

Val-d’Isère was the perfect place to test out Ille De Coco‘s wonderful warm knits. Their roll-neck tunic, made with soft merino wool, kept every bit of me warm and cosy. There was no need for a scarf as the roll-neck comes up high and is quite a snug fit around the neck. I really love […]

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In The Alps

I love being in the mountains, I grew up skiing from a young age (I was first put on skis at three) and have always found the fresh air, sun (when it’s out), and all-day exercise makes me feel so good. Being in such beautiful surroundings also helps. I’ve been going to Val-d’Isère in France […]

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Oi, Oi, Sailor!

I’m wearing: Samsøe & Samsøe Kahlia Coat | Samsøe & Samsøe Eta Sweater | The White T-Shirt Co. Long Sleeve Round Neck T-Shirt | Isabel Marant Étoile Davan Boyfriend Jeans | Saint James Mariner Cap | Jimmy Choo Rebel in Leopard Print (limited edition, available in black here) | Adidas Originals Stan Smith Trainers c/o […]

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Let’s Play

The Comme Des Garçons Play collection is brilliant; stripe t-shirts and shirts, plain white tees, cute cardigans and jumpers, and (their collaboration with Converse) Chuck Taylor plimsolls, all embellished with the iconic Play heart. I bought my stripe t-shirt in Paris from the Comme Des Garçons Play shop in Le Marais, whilst there for Paris […]

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Why you should wear what you love

Why you should wear that you love – what I learned from my past fashion faux-pas Wearing: Knitted Top & Knitted…

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Iconic

The iconic Breton stripe, a sure value which withstands the test of time. The ultimate basic. The excellent classic which continuous to impact new generations. Easily adaptable to various styles, it can be worn for all sorts of occasions. Whether … Continue reading

Reveal

Wearing a cardigan against your bare skin, with nothing underneath, is an evocative and delectable experience. The V-collar lets us subtly reveal some fine lace and delicate jewellery. Lines/Manner opts for a sporty chic look with a clean and classic … Continue reading

Suited To LFW

Photos: Dina Tsesarsky ME+EM – Tailored Box Blazer in Navy | Zara – Tailored Trousers | A.P.C. – Demi Lune Bag in Beige | Adidas Originals – Stan Smith Trainers | Ace & Tate – Sebastian Sunglasses in Bio Black | V Jewellery – Marnie Ear Jackets | Jenny Sweetnam – Drop Ring / Necklace […]

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Pure Unadulterated Coat Love

Samsøe & Samsøe – Kahlia Coat in Blue | Second Female – Lovina Top (on sale) | Isabel Marant x H&M – Rara Skirt (old) | EA Burns – Forge Necklace in Gold | Adidas – Stan Smith Trainers in White | Jil Sander – Wayfarers in Tortoiseshell (+ on sale here) I had a […]

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In Dusty Pink

Samsøe & Samsøe – Tahvo Leather Jacket in Cream (on sale) | Second Female – Tamsin Shirt Dress in Heather Rose* | Jimmy Choo – Estelle Sunglasses in Blue* | Adidas Originals – Stan Smith Trainers I wear a lot of Scandinavian brands, these are a couple of my favourites from Denmark, Samsøe & Samsøe […]

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A Day At The Beach

UNIQLO – Denim shirt (similar + on sale) | H&M – Leather trousers (similar + on sale) | Adidas – Stan Smith trainers | Jil Sander – Wayfarer sunglasses | Tateossian – Rotondo Guilloche rose gold watch We were down in Dorset for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and spent some time at the beautiful […]

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INTERIOR / THE BABY ROOM

I’ve promised you photos of the nursery, so here we go… Love how Enzo’s room turned out. It’s maybe not an average newborn’s room, but to us it’s perfect! For the first few months he will be sleeping in our bedroom, so we kind of already styled it for when he’s just a little bit older. For sure my favourite room of the house! PS: My sister and I have been working on something exciting for the past few months. Keep an eye out for @thecolorbluenl ;)

Grey Coated

Warm and happy, thank you @3_Floor!

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What Is Normcore, Really?

What is #Normcore? Or should that be, #ActingBasic?

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