.Street Style | labels: Zara, Zoe Karssen, Alexander Wang | outfit: casual, edgy, french

I remember well how I felt at the end of previous week, I remember the plans for the week that lay ahead of me. I would be productive, at good last. I’d be home. I’d finally sleep.
 
Well. As it turned out, I the bit where I was productive didn’t really happen, but I did sleep. Instead of ticking off boxes on my to-do list I only managed to take care of myself. Somehow I could only bring myself to work on little projects that were not urgent in any sense. I guess I’m in a bit of a slow mood right now. But hey, didn’t we all feel a little bit like we’re on holiday this week? The weather was simply too nice to be able to work with full concentration. Or was it just me? Did I get distracted too easily?
 
One way or the other – I have plenty of blogposts and projects in the pipeline that I have already started but that I have not had the energy and muse to finish yet. And so I sit here, with loads of great photos, but too unfocused for proper write-ups. It’s just too easy to convince myself that inspiration will strike if only I go and get that ice cream. Well I had my ice cream, and then some. Where’s my inspiration?
 
I’m not sure if things will improve next week as far as blog posts are concerned. After all, I will pack my bags again and hit the road! I’m going to head to Italy for one night and a bunch of extremely important business meetings. And then I will hopefully meet my best friend Lina! I haven’t seen here for quite a while, and I missed her with all my heart, so I’m really looking forwardto catching up with her. How productive I will be with all that going on remains to be seen, but realistically I won’t be able to get much done. But who knows, maybe if Lina and I get an ice cream together inspiration for a great blog post will strike…

Irritated:
After our last podcast episode there was a bit of an uproar. Lots of people appeared a bit upset or annoyed that Lisa and I, of all people, complained about body problems. Well, first of all I’m not sure we even complained as such. I guess the summer just arrived so unexpectedly that most of us girls felt a bit self-conscious about one problem area or the other, be it small boobs or a sagging butt. But here’s my question: why can’t Lisa and I talk about these things just because we happen to fall into the 36-38 size bracket? Is that right reserved to girls and women with 42+?
 
I really think it’s counterproductive to think in terms of sizes in the first place, It’s just as possible to enjoy a great figure and tight skin as a curvaceous woman as it is to grapple with cellulite as a size 34 girl. All we did was gossip a bit about the issues we have with our own bodies, which does not mean that we are at war with ourselves. Simply stating that our butts are no longer as ‘juicy’ as they used to be doesn’t mean we negate our whole bodies. Neither Lisa nor I have eating disorders, and we don’t use anything like that to generate clicks on our blogs (I’m not having a poke at anyone here…), we just talk freely about what’s on our minds. The first week of summer is a time to discuss what bikini figure we’d like to have, that’s not much of a surprise and not particularly unusual, is it?
 
Be that as it may: bitching about bodies is a bit lame, but we all do it, and it’s everyone’s right. What’s not so great is to bitch about someone else’s body, which is completely contrary to the idea of #bodypositivity!

Street Style | labels: Zara, Zoe Karssen, Alexander Wang | outfit: casual, edgy, french

Baby Doll
you need
some Rock’n Roll!

Street Style | labels: Zara, Zoe Karssen, Alexander Wang | outfit: casual, edgy, french

shirt: Zoe Karssen
jeans: Acne Studios
mules: Alexander Wang

Street Style | labels: Zara, Zoe Karssen, Alexander Wang | outfit: casual, edgy, french

New in:
I’m totally into bags at the moment, and I have plenty of bag updates, like this one by my fav 3.1 Phillip Lim, a dotted one by Carven, a summer bag by Tosca Blue and a funky Crossbody Bag by Anya Hindmarch.

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I don’t know how you feel about it, but I definitely have to give my home a little spring update. I soon get bored of the same surroundings, that’s why my home needs a powerful wind of change now and then – easier said than done!
 
I cooperated with Etsy not only to find the coolest products to style up your home, but also to prepare 5 tips to convince you to do a small interior makeover on your own.

Change of scenery
Painting your walls is a fast and easy way to refresh your home and to add some color. But what about a wall paper instead? A whole room with a patterned wall paper can easily feel a little overwhelming, but one wall or even just a section of the wall makes the appearance of the room diverse and would also not have too much additional work or costs.
My advice: If you do want to avoid wallpapering, reach for self-adhesive wall paper instead, like here or here.

Several light sources
When it comes to creating coziness in a room, lighting is the key.
 
A lot of people forget that a classic light in form of ceiling spots often appears uncomfortable and has a rather functional purpose. Indirect and warm light from different light sources is usually way cozier. So, what about a small table lamp or some fairy lights?

 
My tip: The good old light bulb often remains underestimated! It depends on the bulb how warm or cold the lighting is. For those who can’t decide, I recommend the Hue bulbs where you can change the color of the lighting as well as the light intensity through an app on your phone. Furthermore, you can easily switch out the light with just one finger swipe.

A vertical garden
Besides lights, plants also have an important role when it comes to interior design (surprise!), but what about a vertical garden on your wall instead of some flowers on your table? This not only improves the atmosphere, but also looks just gorgeous! In that way, you can even propagate your plants through cuttage in a water glass – just take an unwooded plant part, put it in the water and wait. Those who wish to learn more about this method can search for „plant cuttings in water“.

A picture gallery
Speaking of walls!
 
A true classic and a must-have for interior decoration is and always will be your very own picture gallery. I personally prefer a mix of prints, paintings, photographs and objects or a map of your current home town. Pictures are the main key to personalize your home – they tell stories and create a personal character for your living space. By the way, your pictures don’t always necessarily have to hang on the wall, you can also put them on a shelf or even on the floor. Some stand out even more like that.

 
My advice: Did you know that there are a lot of different ways to hang up pictures? From the „Solisten“ trough to the „Petersburger“ hanging scheme. I personally prefer a mixture of the „Petersburger“ and the „Inside the Lines“ scheme. This way I add some structure through similar frames and colors – the perfect recipe to create a calculated chaos on my walls.

Bringing new life into old furniture
Furniture of former days usually always have a story to tell. That’s why I often find it quite sad if they get forgotten or unlovingly thrown in the trash.
Especially when mixed with new furniture, old pieces really have a fascinating effect. I personally love the mix of new and old pieces and particularly furniture from the 1950s.
Who thinks that this kind of furniture is too old-fashioned can also easily create an eyecatcher by painting it.
What about a bright yellow dresser for example?

in Corporation with Etsy

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.Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

I love having a unique signature style, but I also enjoy to integrate current trends and to make them my own. Trends inspire me and sometimes pose welcome challenges.
 
‘How would I combine this with my style?’
 
I’m not jumping on every bandwagon, of course, but this summer in particular there are loads of trends I really like. So, doing what I do, I combined five of them in one single outfit.
 
Curious which trends I am talking about?

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Stripes
 
I LOVE stripes.
 
Seriously, I am actually obsessed with stripes and check patterns (which are also stripes, in a manner of speaking). They’re pretty much the only patterns I just can’t get enough of. One of the outfits I am most comfortable in consists of jeans, slippers and a striped shirt. I can always rely on that one, and tend to fall back on it when I don’t really know what else to wear. The combination alwys works! In the outfit I am showing you, I mix up the concept a little and add stripes on a bag instead of on a shirt or blazer. The bag is a real statement and definitely an eye-catcher, but with its classic combination of colors – white, marine blue and red – it goes really well with most outfits.

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Statement Shirts
 
The motto-shirt comes back every couple of years, and I always welcome it. In general, shirts with prints are just classic – especially if you pick designs that you won’t get tired of quickly. In an ideal case, you buy vintage. Mine isn’t vintage per se, but it brings up associations of football shirts and cool dudes, and the slogan on the shirt just sums me up so perfectly.

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Athleisure
 
3 I already wrote about this trend once, it’s perfect for Berlin: a sporty, but at the same time stylish every-day look – that’s Athleisure in a nutshell. The shirt and sneakers add a certain athletic factor, the skirt makes the whole outfit sexy. Sneakers are super trendy right now, and I haven’t seen it embraced as warmly as in Berlin anywhere else. People really go for it here. It’s no surprise, really, considering that Berlin is a city that makes you walk quite a lot. Of course we like comfy shoes. But it’s still amazing to see what a long way sporty sneakers have come over the years – they work on the pitch, in the gym, and even for business meetings.

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shirt: Zoe Karssen
jacket: Na-kd
sneakers: Veja
vinyl skirt: Zara
round bag: 5Preview
sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger
bangle: Stilnest

Modetrends im Sommer 2017 | Streifen, bunte Gläser, Sneakers, Lackrock, Sprüche Shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sportlich, sexy, trend, cool | Marken: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Vinyl
 
I am so happy that lacquer is in fashion again – it means the full range of fashion items is available again. I always stuck with the style, nice to see everyone coming around to it again.
 
The lacquer and patent leather trend returns every couple of years, and I welcome it like an old friend that came to visit for a few days. Like that friend, lacquer also usually stays only for brief periods, but when it’s here it has my full attention and commitment. It’s a little risqué, and associations of red-light districts etc are a danger that have to be avoided with care, but in the right combination and dressed down properly even the most provocative patent leather skirt can be a suitable and stylish component of an every-day outfit.

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Modetrends im Sommer 2017 | Streifen, bunte Gläser, Sneakers, Lackrock, Sprüche Shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sportlich, sexy, trend, cool | Marken: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Colorful sunglass-lenses
 
We see the world in color again, sunglasses with colored lenses are back! I had my first colored sunglasses 15 years agi! It was a huge trend back in the day, and I amassed quite a few very cool models when I was 13, in pink, yellow, blue, everything. They’re back!! And you know what’s the best thing about this trend? You actually see the world completely differently! Everything can seems much warmer (yellow and orange) or cooler (blue and purple). So much more interesting and fun than seeing everything darker as with black and brown lenses. I wish I’d never have to take mine of and could always see the world through rose-colored glasses.
Thumbs up from my side for this trend, I’m ready for a colorful summer!

Fashion trends this Sommer 2017 | stripes, colorful sunnies, sneakers, vinyl skirt, statement shirts | Fashion Editorial Shooting | style: athleisure, sporty, sexy, trend, cool | brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Karssen, Veja, Na-kd, Zara

Masha Sedgwick, 5 Trends, how to wear sneakers with a skirt, Berlin, Blogger, Germany

pants Topshop

shirt H&M

skirt Pieces

jacket Rta

shirt Levi’s

sunnies McQ

shirt H&M

swimsuit H&M

bag Anya Hindmarch

sneakers Hilfiger

skirt Miss Selfridge

bag J.W. Anderson

pants H&M

sunnies H&M

jacket Zoe Karssen

shirt Zoe Karssen

earrings
Kenneth Jay Lane

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The Author

Masha Sedgwick ist ein persönlicher Fashion und Style Blog aus Berlin. Neben Mode schreibt die Fashionbloggerin auch häufig über Themegebiete rund um Beauty, Lifestyle und Reisen und gibt wertvolle Tipps, ob zum perfekten Make up, der täglichen Haarpflege, dem besten Hotel oder für den schönsten Städtetrip überall auf der Welt. Der Blog existiert bereits seit 2010 und dank der anspruchsvollen Bilder und persönlichen Texten gehört Masha Sedgwick mittlerweile zu den erfolgreichsten und reichweitestärksten Modeblogs in Deutschland, hat es auch zu internationaler Bekanntheit erreicht und wird regelmäßig im Print und Fernsehen gefeatured.

Masha Sedgwick is a personal fashion and style blog from Berlin. Besides fashion she also writes about beauty, lifestyle and travel and gives valuable tips, whether it's the perfect makeup, daily hair care or the best hotel. Masha Sedgwick runs her blog since 2010 and thanks to its high quality in text and image the blog Masha Sedgwick is now one of the most successful fashion blogs in Germany.

Маша Седжвик – автор личного блога, посвященного моде и стилю. В центре ее внимания не только модная одежда – она часто пишет на темы, связанные с красотой, образом жизни и путешествиями, освещает модные тенденции, а также дает ценные советы – например, как сделать идеальный макияж, как правильно ухаживать за волосами, как выбрать отель или куда поехать в отпуск. Блог Маши Седжвик существует с 2010 года. Благодаря интересным текстам и качественным фотографиям он стал одним из самых успешных блогов о моде в Германии и постепенно приобретает популярность за ее пределами.

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