{SHOPPING} LAYERING JEWELLERY AS A PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am so passionate about layering jewellery. Especially gold. Even better at the moment if the design has a vintage touch!

Lately I am receiving many questions on my Instagram about my jewellery and where is it from, so I thought I will go through it in this week shopping post.

All my jewellery (yes it does take quite some time to put it on in the morning and take it off at night.. ah!) became my every day statement and I cannot imagine leaving the house without wearing my favorite pieces. I find it such a great way to add a final touch to every outfit. I have my favorite pieces that I wear every day but I also love to play with different ones, always adding some extra sparkle to my looks.

Moreover, layering jewellery is a trend that anyone on any budget can dig into, whether you can afford designer pieces or can only stretch into high street purchases. In the latest case, just always remember to take off all your pieces before you shower or swim etc.. so you can make them last longer!

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If layering jewellery is done your right, even the most casual look of jeans, white t-shirt and chunky knit can look so cool, trust me! I feel good when I style my every day look casually, adding that chic details with all my blings. That is what makes my outfits always statement, even when I wear the most casual items in my closet.

My jewellery is always gold, or gold coloured and I never combine it by sets, too boring. Instead, I mix different styles and lengths and combinatios of earrings, rings , bracelets and necklaces. One of the few occasions where ‘more is more’! 😉

I’ve listed below all the jewellery I wear the most and some similar styles to create the same look. What’s your favourite ones??

 
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STATEMENT T-SHIRT STILL GOING STRONG

If you’ve followed me over the past year, especially on my Instagram, you’ll know that a good statement t-shirt is an easy but very big way of elevating any type of casual outfits. In particular a white statement t-shirt with red writing are proven to be especially popular, so much that I almost struggled to make a selection for you that wasn’t sold out.

My most recent buy is this Ganni ‘Love Society’ and it’s such a cult hit that I was very surprised I could still find it in my size.

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Obviously wearing a t-shirt is not something new in the world of fashion. However, the difference is in the slogans and self-expression statements. I have a number of them in my wardrobe from designer ones like Gucci and Isabel Marant to the 10$ Spice Girl and I really am so fond of all of them! They became my ‘comfort zone’ piece for any of my outfits!

During summer days I wore them with denim skirts, shorts and even at the beach – there are so many cool and stylish combinations that you can make out of it. During colder days think of them layered under a blazer or a chunky cardigan. They add such a cool touch to any outfit!

There are so many t-shirts and collections from fashion designers to low budget ones, with different kind of slogans so you can find any suitable choice for yourself. My advice is to wear a t-shirt with a slogan with almost anything- from heels to trainers, skinny jeans or pants, skirt and shorts, blazers and coats just keep the styling simple!

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{SHOPPING}: 5 OF THE BEST TRAINERS I OWN AND THE NEXT ONES I AM BUYING

Happy New Year Everyone!

We are back in the first working week of the year and we are already bringing lots of news! The first big change was my new Instagram handle into my real name @nicoleballardini. I felt it was long due, and what better moment than January 1st as a new beginning? My blog name will remain the same for many reasons but there is another big news! We are working on starting my YouTube channel! Also, you can find two new shopping pages here on the blog to always keep updated with my looks and my entire closet: ‘Shop My Instagram‘ and ‘Shop My Wardrobe‘.

But now let’s get into the first shopping post of 2018! Let’s talk about one of my favourite things: shoes! Trainers in particular!

I am a shoe girl- that is one of my many weaknesses. By now you probably know that my favourite and mostly worn from all shoes are trainers. I just love to wear them with any kind of outfit. Trainers always add a cool and stylish touch to any look and yes, they are much more comfortable then heels when you are a mom.

You can pair trainers well with basically everything – I wear them with jeans, a dress, skirts even suits or coats. It doesn’t really matter which season it is, they are a must-have anytime!

Sometimes I like to keep up with new sneakers trends but my closet never misses all the classics.

The most important element is the good and comfy feeling no matter which outfit I am wearing – trainers are not for every occasion surely, but I love to wear them as much as I can because they make me feel comfortable and they add a special touch to my outfits.

I’m sharing with you 5 of the best trainers I own and also, the next ones I am going to buy!

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  COMME DES GARCONS PLAY – ALL STARS HIGH TOP CONVERSE   comme des garcons play - converse high top all stars - nickyinsideout - nicole ballardini - trainers  
  GUCCI ACE:   gucci ace - samsoe & samsoe - nickyinsideout - nicole ballardini - trainers  
  High on my wish list are the Balenciaga Triple S trainers in this light colour! I would have had them already if they were not sold out everywhere already (sigh!) So let me know if you see them available anywhere 😉  
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TIPS TO PACK WITHOUT OVERPACKING

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I am already in Marrakech with my little family since Sunday and I´ve been super excited for this trip since in Amsterdam it’s been freezing and snowing! It’s finally time for some warm days for us ( YAY)!! But let’s go back to last weekend when I was getting ready for trip.. I want to share with you some tips to pack your luggage, since it’s something I love to do..

(I know, freaky!!)

I love packing, but maybe, when it comes to traveling, packing isn’t the most fun part for most people. Especially when you’re expected to pack all of your favourite outfits into one luggage or hand luggage even! I used to overpack my luggage with clothes I never wore in the end, just because I was scared I would not bring enough..

 

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My first tips to pack are to exactly plan your outfits few days ahead and match clothes together to avoid bringing too much. I try to plan looks where I can switch accessories since shoes and bags are the pieces that keeps the most space and weight. Then I quickly try on the outfits and take a mirror screenshot so I remember exactly what goes with what. Then I keep all the screenshots ready day-by-day on my phone and that’s it, no outfit stress for the whole holiday!

Another of my tips to pack is is rolling your clothes, not folding them. I first place all the shoes, bags and bigger items at the bottom of my luggage, then fill in the spaces with the rolled clothes. It saves loads of space and for tidy freaks like me it keeps your luggage nice and organized. Finally, I try to always finish packing the day before so I have room for the last things I was going to forget! And that happens all the times!

If  you are thinking of travelling to Morocco in winter time, you can take some inspiration from what I packed. All the items are linked below and you can follow my Instagram to see all my daily outfits!

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{SHOPPING} DRESSING DOWN A SUIT WITH TRAINERS

One of the trends I am really liking this season and I was very excited to try, is wearing a suit with trainers, in a very casual way! Wearing a suit with trainers, dressing it down and make it wearable for the every day life. Not just office life anymore!

We’ve been wearing blazers, since a couple years ago, in combination with a simple white t-shirt, and already was my cup of tea! In general, we may think, of course, that suits are more for formal or business wear. However, nowadays a simple addition of a casual top and sneakers, can easily make it very cool! Suits can change from formal to everyday wear with sneakers very easily and still keeps you very chic!

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Personally,  I really love trends with a masculine touch such as suits, blazers and trousers. I mix it with casual pieces, mostly sneakers, t-shirts and knits and it can really give you a more comfy feeling for every day wearing. It does look more stylish than a pair of jeans, but keeps the same easiness.

You can take a traditional suit you already own and make it more interesting and fun with the ‘suit with trainers’ combo, or you can take a look at the ones I’ve selected below!

I am curios to know how you like this trend!!

 
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