Christmas dinner & classy white shirt

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Christmas dinner & classy white shirt

Christmas is almost here. Shortly we start visiting our families and friends. I’m sure many of you are wondering what to wear for this occasion. I often find it quite tricky, because when you visit your family you want to feel comfortable in your outfit, yet you are obliged to show the respect to your family. Achieving this result is not always easy especially in multigenerational families. Through the years I tested many different options to come to the conclusion that white shirt is the most universal solution and certainly the best one for people who have skin problems like me.

In fact, to be honest with you, when my skin worsens and AD is winning with me, I tend to wear the white shirt, because it buoys me up. It gives me an impression that it is not so bad and makes my skin less red (at least in my head).

White shirt will never let you down. You can pair it with pants, skirts, even with nice pair of dark jeans. White shirt will always upgrade your look and add a lot of freshness especially when your skin is not perfect. It is always appropriate so do not be afraid that you will be overdressed. Choose the right bottom and accessories, grab nice chocolate as a gift, and make a great show!

Enjoy your Christmas break!

Winter jackets worth of investment

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Winter jackets worth investment

Believe me or not, winters in Switzerland can be long and quite cold especially in the mountains. Since I am a thermophilic person I decided to invest in a long doudoune Moncler few years ago. Today I can tell you that this was the best investment in my wardrobe ever! Before the purchase, I did a solid research because I wanted to buy a jacket that will keep me warm and serve me well a couple of years.

Here is a mini-guideline for everybody, who wants to invest in a good winter jacket:

1. Choose the right filling for your needs.

Ducks’ or geese’ feathers or down is almost a standard.  Fluff is a soft and fine bird feathers and it has a very good thermal insulation properties. While feathers are the feathers of a bird with fluff. They are heavier and their thermal insulation properties are a bit worse.

Polyester fibers – they are soft, light, dries much faster, are non-allergenic and resistant to mold. However polyester fibers are not as good thermal isolator as down or feathers.  

2. Cut is important

The best known is parka – military style. Great for the weekends and if you have a casual style.

Puffy Coat – I find this fashion not only the most practical but also the most chic. Works very well with dresses and the trousers.  Depending on how you accessorize your outfit, you can easily get the classy, casual or sportive look.

3. Color makes a difference

Since this is a quite an investment therefore stick to the neutral colors like black, navy blue, taupe, beige, grey etc. Neutrals work well with almost all colors and you will not get stuck in the dry cleaner every month.

4. Right size is critical

Trying the jacket once you are wearing a blazer is a very good idea. Make sure the jacket fits well on the shoulders and on the hips. The frequent mistake is to buy a jacket too tight on the hips – the result is always the same: the jacket will pull up itself to the top. Not chic at all!

5. Credible brands specialized in this type of garment:  Moncler, Peek Performance, Canada Goose, Victorinox

 Hope it helps! 

Chic year around

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Chic full year

This is it! The Autumn/Winter season has started (at least in Switzerland). It’s time to prepare the coats and winter jackets, boots, gloves and hats.

The good news is that you can be chic even if you wear multiple layers. It is all about proportions!

If you wear blazer under the coat, try to choose the looser version of coat so you do not look like a rugby player. If you wear wider pants, make sure to tuck the top inside the pants and underline your waist with a belt. The big sweaters wear with skinny trousers; tighter pullovers combine with straight or boot-cut jeans and crispy white shirt.

Accessorize! Big, long, “heavy” necklaces feel great in a company of big sweaters.

Do not be afraid also to use the color. I noticed that as soon as winter comes, the streets become sad, depressing, all you see are people in black or grey outfits.

Make sure you add some color to your attire. It can be little colorful scarf fancifully tied, a necklace/ring/earrings in an intensive color, or a handbag that grabs the attention. Do not resign from your favorite colors no matter the season or weather is.