COLLABORATION WITH ZALANDO / SAMAREBETE MED ZALANDO
Welcome to A$AP Hotel! If you haven’t seen this video with A$AP himself, then I suggest you take a look (here) because it great – creative, current, different and has a lot of personality. When talking about style, nothing beats one that has personality. For me, I’m always looking for pieces that reflects me, everything from vibe, silhouette I’m into and colors of course. Since evolution is inventible, it’s safe to say that I get easily bored. Therefore, being able to see many possibilities in a piece is crucial. Hence, I don’t own many ”cute” dresses.
Oversized cargo pants are easily paired up with a simple sweater or a crop top, I try to look for verity so I can easily pair up my clothes. These pants are actually two size bigger than what I usually wear. Although I love getting my pants from the mens department due to to the love for oversized bottoms, playing with sizes is a another good way to play around.
My philosophy on remixing high and low fashion has always been the same, regardless of what phase my style has been going through. When it comes to the pieces that can really turn a look, I don’t mind spending a little more dollars because there is also the aspect of quality. For instance shoes, when picking a show I try to make sure that its versatility both in terms of color, texture, and silhouette so it really goes with the majority of bottoms. Also, due to being on the go the majority of the time I’d rather make sure to wear something proper than a sneaker with poor quality.
The second thing that really can a set a tone for a look is sunglasses. My relationship with glasses sunglasses is complex, I love it so much and so happy retro shades are back. However, that doesn’t stop one from wearing sunglasses where the sun doesn’t shine. I love these 90’s Versace sunglasses, there’s so much nostalgia around them. Imagine a pair of these in white, yaaas!
Another aspect to have in mind when mixing high and low, I’d say it’s a good idea to invest in things that are timeless. Most likely, it wont loose too much value and if you one day where to get tiered – you’re more likely to sell it instead of put in the storage somewhere and forget it ever excited. Better for the environment as well.
I love shopping high-street, after all we do love in a fast paced fashion society and I do take pleasure in getting a adorable version. However, that’s also why I think its important for me that its versatile because I am more likely to not get borred after a short period of time.
Lastly, for me it has a lot of doing with sentimental value. Because for me, fashion can be sentimental. For instance, the love for Adidas can when I was a toddler. My dad was a football player and I remember him wearing a red Adidas t-shirt at home with some sweatpants or a tracksuit when I got to follow him to practice. He loved bright and bold colours and his sense of style influenced me a lot. So much that I have today the exact same red t-shirt and now even a red sweat suit, so when I wear this I remember how he used to blast loud music in the mornings while getting dressed for for work. Just like I do today. How do you mix high and low fashion? Any philosophy?
Photos by Chrystelle Eriksberger | Edited by me