Hello my beloved readership,
I am back, this time with a column about elegance presenting a casually city chic in bluey-grey and beige. Comfortable which works as elegance.
Those of you who paid enough attention might have noticed it; when did I ever mention a column to be back with it at all? Already for my post about my Valentine’s Day nail art I have had thought about it but I concluded that back then I did want to give you my personal advice and recommendations but here I would just like to hold a monologue about a topic (ha…ha… as if I would not do so in all my posts) and have a space to talk about a topic or a cue in this case elegance. Probably there is going to be some bigger or smaller advice in it but I think you can never go without it fully, therefore I regard my manuals as well as columns and name them correspondingly according to their appropriation.
Elegance: The Approach
I think the idea of talking about this is the usual one; you notice something, you observe something and then you feel the necessity to talk your thoughts out. In this case the roots of why I am taking up this topic at all – not only because elegance is written pretty much under my name – are lying in the strolls with my son lately when I am either dressed rather rocky, sporty or bohemian, the main thing is that it is casual and comfortable, while I myself have been seeing young girls dressed sophisticated, clean noble and elegant passing by. Then I started to look at myself and wonder what happened.
You know, you often get to hear and see that mothers would care less about their outer appearance, that things have to go quick and easy and that it all comes with motherhood – but God knows that I fight against it to become rather sloppy with all my power. Anyway I every time I see those girls I start to wonder: have I also become one of these mothers in the end?
The way to Elegance
Ever since I can think – looking back at the photos of my childhood I am not mistaken – I have always dressed like the grand dames I was always the one to appear overdressed wherever I stepped in and on the playgrounds the mean children did not hesitate to say I would not be able to play because otherwise my clothes would get dirty. Whether I was put into that clothes because my mother wanted it as it was the case with every girl unwillingly or voluntarily and throughout all the hip-hop- and rock-phases I have went through in 26 years apparently I seemed to like it because elegance either in the clean simple way or the grand extravagant way has remained basically. Probably it comes from the surrounding you have grown up in, the beauty you recognize when flicking through beauty and fashion magazines or the longing for inner halt and order by your appearance.
When to Wear & how to put into Practice
Some places require an elegant dress-code: Casinos, fashion shows, important events such as a wedding, baptism, a job-interview et cetera. No one is ever going to get past elegance completely at least once in a lifetime but the result of my personal observation shows that in fact people dressed elegant are beautiful than ever this is what each one finds out oneself once dressed noble but in fact you cannot be dress elegant all around the clock. Or can you…?
“Elegance is more than just a white blouse and wide black pants.”
Elegance, an Attitude Towards Life
Elegance is more than just a white blouse with wide black pants. It has many facets: there is among others sporty elegance, rocky elegance and casual elegance you see below. But what elegance is above all is an attitude towards life. You can dress correspondingly and look beautiful in it, you can like it and you can accept to wear it on special occasions but that does not mean that you have to stand behind it like others do. Because this attitude requires to let it go once in a while or to turn and adapt it. Yes, I saw these clean dressed girls and no you do not have to and – even if you would only have white blouses and wide black pants in your closet – dress elegant all the time. My glance caught those girls and my eyes went back at myself and I understood that what these girls put on I have already went through long ago and – as my mother would say – forgot about it already (apparently, otherwise I would not have let it get so much into my heart). Elegance is more casual then you think because it comes with informality and fun. When people can say about you that you can be poured over with slime and still look elegant or go to the football pitch with your most expensive and finest clothes; when you reached this level of elegance then you know that you have closed this bond for life in any way.
My Look In Details
- Denim bolero, pumps and cross body bag by Orsay
- Poncho by H&M
- Shirt by s.Oliver
- Watch by Tommy Hilfiger
- Earrings by Accessorize
- Bracelet by SIX
- Lipstick by NYX Professional Make-Up
- Eye-shadow by Chanel