Ever since I discovered the amazing Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert I’ve been rethinking the importance of fashion. I adore her style! It’s fresh, it’s fun and always sophisticated but it’s never ever boring. When one has access to the complete world of fashion, the choices one makes bear significant weight and must utterly come from a place of love. And it’s easy to see that Bat Gio loves everything she wears! And so do we!
Out of the many fashion lessons to be learned from the fashion legend, the most important one, in my opinion, is to love what you wear and to dear to express yourself.
Now you and I can wear a little bit of Bat Gio too. Her T-shirt collection just launched at Bergdorf Goodman and some of them are already sold out! I’m dying for the white one with the text ‘Being cool is a bore, being fun is glamore’. Honestly, it’s my second choice after the ‘fashion emergency’ one, but that one is sold out already.
Although she has a long and prominent career already, I’m positive that this T-shirt collection is only the beginning of something much greater.
And I also love that she seams to have the best relationship with here sister Sara (fashion designer)! Since I too consider my sister my soulmate, I feel that we have this in common.
And look at Victoria Beckham rocking this t-shirt.
I’m a huge lover of my (many) little black dresses. They work for all seasons, they work with most accessories and I can always count on them. And then each spring and summer, the florals enter the stores and brighten things up. But there is one thing I especially enjoy in the summer and that is a beautiful and bright coloured dress. I prefer this over a floral dress for many reasons.
Having lived in Sweden most my life, summer is the time of year when I can go bear legged and wear light coloured bottoms. However, now that I live in San Francisco, this is no longer the case and I can wear whatever I want most of the year.
To me it’s pink, it has always been a favourite, especially hot pink or fuchsia. So for this summer, I suggest you add one more dress to all the florals. Choose your favourite color and find a well fitted dress in that color. Match it with neutral shoes and accessories and keep the make up light. Then proudly accept the many compliments you will get when you enter a summer party.
Some of my pink dresses over these past years
The cold evenings, the ladies lunches and perhaps the date night, all could use a good blazer or jacket you can casually through on. Summer means travel, and to me it is important to pack versatile pieces that allow me to travel light. And especially if you travel with kids, then you probably already know that you need to make each piece count.
Each summer, I like to have a white, off white or cream coloured blazer in a fitted cut. However this year, the blazers are looking more maskuline and the cut is looser. So if you have a white favourite blazer, go for it. But if you’re looking to update your summer wardrobe, look for a looser fit, longer hem line and softer fabric. Wear your white blazer with denim and heels, or with a floral dress and a pair of comfy slides. Or dress up your favourite shorts by throwing on the blazer.
Sometimes I just feel like putting on one thing without having to combine pieces together. For that and for the fact that jumpsuits have a very feminine feeling, I love a good jumpsuit in the summer. The one I’m wearing here is from H&M and I love the wide legs and floral pattern.
I always long for summer. It is the time o the year when I feel best and enjoy the most.
When it comes to the summer wardrobe, there are some pieces that are essential, regardless of whats currently trending. To me those are for instance the white denim, the bright coloured dress, a pair of comfy slides, a few good T shirts. The list is a bit longer and I will share this in a few blog posts in the coming weeks.
I will also show you how you can add a few pieces that you can combined with your current favourites. I believe that with the right key pieces you’ll have many possibilities to vary your summer attire so that it always feels modern and fun.