Bye bye squares, hello stripes

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Junio 28th, 2010

I always feel sad when I have to say goodbye to some clothes of my wardrobe. Specially those I use to wear day by day and I like the most because they bring back to me memories of past days. But it is hopeless, always arrives the moment to renew the wardrobe because some clothes are out of date.

After almost two years with squares as the trend on my style and wardrobe, it is time to renew and say welcome to stripes. Stripes are the new print, they are everywhere and if you’ve never seen them, you’re living in a different world far away from this.

With stripes I get more sophisticated styles, and my friends have seen the real change. Before I was wearing more casual and now stripes get me dressed with other clothes, even with a trench I had forgotten on my wardrobe and I didn’t use to wear because I thought it didn’t combine with anything. Stripes make more stylish looks. They look really good to be basic…

Before I preferred rock and rebel looks. Looks with plaid shirts and tshirts of my favourite groups. I had all, from Sex Pistols to Ramones, I loved them, I went to all of their concerts really fashionable and my groups were always with me.

I have seen that I could get this style with stripes, but it is more sophisticated. I left my music tshirts to have short dresses combines with fit jeans and high heel boots. Black and white coloured stripes, my favourite colours.

So… I’m sad to say goodbye to the squares on my wardrobe, but I’m sure they will be back in a few seasons because they never get out of date.

Everything in fashion is cyclic, today are stripes, tomorrow spots and then… let’s see.



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 Let’s go to the park!

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Junio 11th, 2010

University classes are ending right now and I’m going to the park to enjoy a well deserved rest, after an exhausting year between tests and several jobs. In Madrid we’re lucky to have a gorgeous park, the Parque del Retiro, set on the city center, in one of the noble parts of Madrid.

The Retiro is one of the favourites places of my friends group. We go there every week on summer. But, we cannot go any way… We take care of us to look beautiful in any occasion. These are my favourite looks, the ones I recommend you to go to the park:

I love stripes for this summer. I see them everywhere and I’ve made some acquisitions for my wardrobe. Even it seems like a sailor’s wardrobe more than a young university spanish girl. I feel very well with them, and if it’s possible my choice is navy blue and white like a combination.

To play with a top or a blouse I choose a high ending shorts to show my legs and going comfortable to deal with the hot climate. Also I pick up my cardigan but is it’s cold later.

The stripes rules this summer. To look beautiful at the park a lot of my friends combine really good the stripes with other living colours to highlight more. They like to be seen but… going so wonderful and beautiful like them, who doesn’t like to be seen?

French lolita’s style is one of our favourites. Red and navy blue or black. Two colours which join very well and only need a high white shoes and a manoletina shoes to look very beautiful.

But not everything could be stripes because we could get bored always wearing the same thing. For this reason we decided choosing a smooth top, like this good looking kind blue, that after we can combine with skirts and black shorts. And to look divine, a leather stripes slippers have to be in our look.

Although, when we’re going to the Parque del Retiro or similars, we like practising sports, as riding bike o skating. For this occasions we also choose a very careful look because we must go and look smart.



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 University Looks

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Mayo 30th, 2010

University is the place where I spent more hours by day. I go in early in the morning, and I go out in the afternoon. I go by night and I go out also by night.

Although it isn’t my favourite place (I prefer shopping malls a thousand times!) I try to look always wonderful, and choose the best looks making every day a different day. I can have one style or another, so I can change without confining me to a particular thing.

I love dressing smart meanwhile I try to keep a retro-air in my looks. I like so much choosing a beautiful blazer, khaki or beige coloured, and mix it with a full black look. The result is always very visual.

And we must have the padded handbag with its chain, the bowler, or a highlighting tacks slippers.

This Spring-Summer 2010 season the fashion pattern will be the flowers, and we can retrieve 60′ fashion style and psychodelic designs. I like so much the stripes skirts with distinguishing colors on a black background.

Then, we can combine it with a summer top, with ship neckline, leaving the shoulders undercovered, and as a final detail, a necklace for keeping the vintage touch.

Another style I see in every shop I go is navy style, called Old navy too, or stripped style. It is one of my favourites. They look really good. But we have to be aware that the clothes show a little bit more our weight, because of the stripes breadthwise. But If we know how to choose the correct dress, it won’t be a problem…

My favourite colours for this look are: navy blue and white or black and white. Winning basics.

For this troublesome rainy days, I don’t forget my lovely trench I bought in at a second-hand market in London. It has a lot memories for me, I see it and it makes me happy. And it’s very coloured and looks very well dressed, because of the white points which it’s designed. If it combines good… maybe you can create something unique.

With a look like this we can’t pass unseen. It is the perfect style if we want our next friend, for who we feel more than a friendship, looks us a little more.

For these days in which we have to look beautiful but we want to dress more polite, I prefer to bet on a printed mini-dress and combine it with a leggings and above all… a black leather jacket. And, I never can go out from home without my miitary boots!

How are your university looks? Tell me your ideas!



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 New perspectives on street style

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Mayo 27th, 2010

I can’t understand why Barcelona seems to be so uninspiring for fashion bloggers…New York, Paris, Milan, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Helsinki or Copenhagen provide most of the street style online but only a few great photographers are willing to captivate with their cameras the sense of style of one of the best cities in the world. Does this mean that there’s nothing worth to see in the streets of Barcelona? I’m here to prove this is wrong and trendycrew, one of my favorite blogs in this field is here to back me up.

One of the things that I love the most about my hometown is that people who live here are zero pretentious in their way of wearing clothes; I can fairly say that the spirit of the city in terms of fashion is far away from trying to be the coolest place in the planet but you can smell freedom and freshness in our daily uniforms.

There’s nothing classy about Barcelona but it is chic and sophisticated in some way. Not in a French or an Italian way, nor so brandish or accurate, maybe the style is more spontaneous and natural, but still incredibly fashionable.

This city is all about foreign people who fall in love with our Mediterranean flair. People from Europe, Asia, America and Africa came here attracted by an inimitable urban way of life which translates in a particular trend, especially in neighborhoods like Raval, Barrio Gótico, Poble Nou and Born. The hippiest areas in the city.

Where fashion, culture and history meet and where everything’s going on. Where you can walk for hours and do your shopping in vintage stores, and where you can go out by night to have a drink or to a club.

This being said, Tatel from trendycrew take the most amazing photos from people in Barcelona. She has a sixth sense for good taste almost everywhere, but particularly in the city where she lives, as I do. She knows where to stand to take the best pictures and she offers the greatest perspective on outfits.

But why is she an exception? Anyone else out there who wants to show what is Barcelona made of?



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