Fashion Secrets to Hiding a Hangover
I know I’ve said this before already, but Berlin night life is pretty EPIC and doesn’t end unless you want it to. As you should already know, I am quite the nightlife enthusiast and my mother didn’t raise me to be a quitter. Therefore I have ended my partying at 10am more in the month I’ve been in Berlin than I have in the last 4 years of I’ve spent partying. While partying is fun, I do still have to be functional the next day. This is where my secrets to recovering a hangover start with getting dressed.
- Wear dark, big, polarized sunglasses!
- Go for your most comfortable shoes.
- Stretchy comfortable jeans or shorts are a must depending on the weather.
- Cover up the skin, you’ll be hating the sun as your mortal enemy.
Now that you’re adequately dressed, get yourself to a hearty greasy meal. I usually go for a burger and then get yourself a delicious smoothy filled with nutrition that your body will more than thank you for afterward. Once you’re filled to the max. Go back to bed for a few hours, and you’ll be ready to get back out for another night of sultry adventures.
Shirt: Club Monaco/ Shirt: Forever 21/ Jeans: Express/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole/ Sunglasses: Warby Parker/ Watch: La Mer/ Bracelet: Giles & Brothers
Art Meets Fashion in Amsterdam
Despite the moody weather I experienced in Amsterdam, I was still able to venture out of the city on a short ferry ride to one of their coolest museums, The Eye. Inside was a mixture of modern and contemporary art, while the outside was really my real attraction. Jagged lines and geometric architecture made for an ideal background for a comfortable outfit suitable for a chilly day out to a museum.
Starting with a basic v-neck shirt can sometimes be challenging to create an outfit that isn’t going to blend in amongst the crowd. It’s easy to throw a basic hoodie over on a chilly day, or leave only shirt and jeans. I believe in adding prints to most outfits that are surrounded by basics, this then helps add individuality and texture. While sometimes monochromatic looks are sleek and chic, on days you’re going for an extra edge, I’d recommend prints for a modern look. Just a little tip in the future from Amsterdam. ;)
Shirt: French Connection/ Shirt: Kenneth Cole/ Jeans: Mavi/ Shoes: Converse/ Watch: Casio/ Bracelet: George Frost
Dad Pants (khakis) in Amsterdam
Once upon a time, I used to demise khaki pants. They reminded me of Dockers which fitted horribly and was mostly worn by flat assed white guys who play too much golf. Though since then, I have learned that it was Dockers fault for khakis looking so bad with their ill fitted pants and now I have gained a new appreciation for them. From demise to love, they are my favorite alternative to jeans; offering so much more function with their side pockets, back pocket buttons, and light wash khaki color that can quickly change how an outfit looks.
Even now that I appreciate khakis, looking back at this outfit from Amsterdam. I can’t help but shake the Dad pants vibe while kicking it in an outfit Clark Griswold would approve of for my Eurotrip. I’m taking a step back to the late 80’s and bringing my tailor with me. Watch out ill fitted docker pants!
Jacket: Members Only/ Sweater: Forever 21/ Pants: Vineyard Vines/ Shoes: ASOS/ Watch: Smile Q & Q
Kenzo Diner, Fashion for Breakfast
For my last pre-fall outfit shot back in Paris, I wanted to stay as true possible to my casual yet sporty chic attire by mixing running shoes and Kenzo’s cheeky breakfast all hours american style diner t-shirt. This piece was instantly one of my favorites from their F/W collection that I was browsing through in their showroom. This logo comes in many different styles such as sweaters and hats, but I figured for the early cool fall days, this shirt is perfect to slowly start the layering process into fall. As the material is super thick and warm (not summer heat friendly), while allowing the freedom of sneakers or combat boots depending on your style.
As for the location, I wanted to do something more like a Denny’s back in the states, but roaming around Saint Martin’s canal in Paris was one of my favorite locations. So instead of searching for an american dinner, I thought it would be more authentic to go to a Parisian style dinner, where they enjoy their meals along the canal with a bottle of wine and lots of cheese with deli meat. I sure do miss Paris, but these two weeks away have been so exciting as well. One week in Berlin, a four day getaway to Amsterdam, and then back to Berlin tomorrow for the rest of the month. I partied hard my first week there, but I am making it my goal to see more of the daytime tourist attractions during the week, and well try to keep my 10am nights to four times a week… ;)
Hat & Shirt: Kenzo/ Jeans: Paige/ Shoes: Nike/ Watch: La Mer
Defeating Summer Heat
Getting dressed in the summer can be tricky when it starts to heat up. There is the element of heat and if you’re somewhere humid like Berlin, you also have to factor in the sticky effect. I may be from Texas where it was aways hot and humid, but having to live through it again in Berlin (without any ac) is started to kill me (not literally). Though the real trick is understanding how to dress comfortably against the summer heat when going out. Black jeans and the sun are enemies, but at night they can be worn with an added ankle roll for cool legs, and a button down is always a nice touch for allowing air with low buttons and high rolled up sleeves (or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always take the shirt off and wrap it around your wait ;).
I still have another two and a half weeks in Berlin and I can’t believe it feels like I’ve already been here for a month with my friend Anthony. Going out here is non-stop even during the week there is a party that’ll keep you going till 8am at least (believe me, my sleeping schedule is all out of sync). Luckily we are going to Amsterdam today for a little detox from Berlin before Anthony heads back to the States and I come back to Berlin for hopefully a more stable month. Fingers crossed.
Shirt: Alenford/ Jeans: Paige/ Shoes: Vans/ Watch: Smile Q & Q