The classic trench ||
The classic trench ||
The classic trench ||
The classic trench ||

trench coat: Pull & Bear || light breton jumper: Asos || black skinnies: H&M
black oxfords: Sacha || crossbody bag: & Other Stories || sunnies: Asos

Some time ago I realized that something had to change in my wardrobe, since I was never really excited about what I wore anymore (hence the total lack of outfit posts). It wasn't that I was tired of all the stuff I had, it mostly just lacked some glue to pull it all together. I decided that the time had come to finally give in to... basics. 
I never used to care much about basics, but when I started paying more attention to them on the blogs I followed, I finally saw their potential. I still don't believe in "musthaves" because I feel everyone should wear what floats their sartorial boat, whether magazines blabber about it every season or not. I just feel like for me the time has come to steer away from impulse buys and start building a more consistent wardrobe. And since I'm all about comfort, versatility and effortlessness, basics are kinda up my street.

I felt like a basic trench coat was a good place to start for this season. In an ideal world, I would have gone for a Burberry Kensington, but since I'm on a very humble student budget, I had to settle for a high street alternative. This coat from Pull & Bear ticked all the boxes. It met my demands for colour, buttons, length, fabric quality and details, and for barely 50 euro's, that's so much more than I could wish for. Happy dance!



Let's talk flare ||

Lo and behold: flared jeans are making a comeback. Fashion connaisseurs have been calling this for ages, but only recently the blogosphere seems to have agreed that the time has finally come. I headed to Pinterest and was surprised to see that flares can actually work with any wardrobe, no matter the style.

After drooling over those outfits for a while, I found myself craving a pair as well. Unfortunately, my budget doesn't agree (for now), but a little virtual window shopping never hurt nobody, right? Here are my picks:

Let's talk flare ||
1. River Island || 2. ASOS || 3. Zara || 4. Mango || 5. H&M

Still on the fence? Trying out a new cut can be intimidating, but there's a pair of flares for everyone. It's a good idea to figure out beforehand what style you're looking for exactly. Here are some details to consider:

- colour & wash: Lighter shades work well with a more nonchalant look, whereas the darker ones look more clean and chic. A solid colour is a good contemporary alternative to whiskering, stone wash and the likes.

- length: Cropped, just about touching the floor, or a bit too long, with frayed hems? You'll also have to consider what heel height you're planning on wearing with your jeans.

- the flare itself: Ask yourself at what height you want it to start and how wide you want it to be. Do you want your shoes to be completely hidden under there (legs for days!), or do you prefer your toes peeking out?

- waist: Most looks will work with regular waist jeans, but there are high rise versions out there for the true seventies fans.

So, how do you feel about the return of the flare? Are you inspired, or does this cut still give you flashbacks to the early 2000's?



Black is the happiest colour ||
Black is the happiest colour ||
Black is the happiest colour ||
coat: Topshop (very old) / jumper: New Look (even older) / black skinnies: H&M 
sunnies: Asos belt: H&M / oxfords: Sacha / bag: Zara

It's been a long time coming, but this week I felt like paying hommage to my blog name, and finally go out in all black. Except for the navy coat of course. I don't care what your grandmother says, the days when you couldn't wear black and navy together are long gone. It's actually one of my favourite pairings.



The Fashion Folio for Sacha ||

After successfully finishing my very first internship as a physiotherapist to be, I decided to have myself a really merry Christmas and treat myself to a pair of black booties. On december 23. Definitely not my brightest decision, as I realised the moment I laid eyes upon the rabid crowd. I still don't know how I got out alive, but all that matters is I got out with these gorgeous lovechildren from Sacha and The Fashion Folio.
Now let me just state the obvious, these babies were 100% worth braving the crowd, as they are super versatile without being basic. The metallic nose makes them a bit festive too, so you could definitely make them work as a party shoe if pumps aren't your cup of tea. (I did!)
Now it's back to ungodly amounts of food for me. Happy holidays everyone!



Delicate jewelry
1. stackable rings: Vrai & Oro / 2. copper rings: COS / 3. two-toned bracelet: & Other Stories 
4. sterling silver ring: COS / 5. stud earrings: & Other Stories 
6. layered necklaces: Etsy 7. wood and metal necklace: COS / 8. bar earrings: COS 
 9. cube earrings: & Other Stories / 10. necklace: Mango / 11. asymmetric earrings: Zara

With the current influx of good basics in my wardrobe, I felt like it was time to update my jewelry box as well. I've been especially loving this type of simple jewelry, with interesting geometric shapes or combined materials. Pieces that add a small detail to an outfit instead of dragging the attention away from it. These are my favourite finds. But don't let their dainty look fool you, most of these won't hurt your wallet too much! Which are your favourites?

Source illustrated quote: Molly Jacques for Inspired to Share