These days are really hot in Berlin, and it feels like the height of summer most of the time. Still, we know that the cooler season is just around the bend, and I have a strong feeling my wardrobe could do with an autumn-update.
If you ask me, there are a couple of indispensable classics that every girl should own. The right piece can make me happy for several seasons on end, some clothes just always seem to work. I’m thinking about over-sized cashmere pullovers, for example, or – another evergreen – denim shirts, that I often combine with more ‘trendy’ and of-the-moment items like slippers or, as in this outfit, a wraparound-skirt (some call this a 70s trend, but I am a child of the 90s). Fact is, the online shops are full with great clothes this season, loads of them stir that special kind of longing in me and wander high up my to-buy list. Among other things, I’m thinking about a beautiful, brown, calf-long and over-sized coat or the next it-bag.
It doesn’t always need to be a big brand either. The quality is what counts! I love buying from newcomer labels, on the one hand because I know that I support them, on the other because the smaller series make me crave some items that much more, knowing that ‘not everyone has them’. As soon as certain pieces of clothing or accessories start to pop up in my Instagram feed in inflationary frequency. I lose interest, regardless what label may be behind individual pieces. Seeing too much of something devalues it for me, rather than making it more precious. I’m just not so interested in chasing a product that ‘everyone else’ has anyways, and I don’t find it particularly inspiring to see the same stuff at every corner.
The good news is that online shops like Avenue 32 offer not only pieces by large labels, but also by selected up-and-coming designers that get a shot at a wider public like that.
Manu Atelier, the Turkish bag label comes to mind for example, or also Minna Parikka, a Finnish designer who has been a firm entry on my ‘want’ list for quite some time now, ever since I saw her cute shoes with rabbit ears.
Avenue32 does not only support young designers, they also give a platform to bloggers, so they where my first port of call when I decided to organize an awesome competition for you, dear readers, to also promote my newsletter a bit.
Avenue32 is awesome enough to sponsor a voucher worth 1000 EUR (!), the main price in a draw that I organize for you. How amazing a move is that from Avenue 32?
So here’s how it works. All you need to do is:
1. Subscribe to my newsletter HERE (no worries, it’s a bi-weekly thing, more or less a summary of the highlights of the previous two weeks)
2. go to the Avenue 32 website and find your favorite piece or favorite designer
3. Follow Avenue 32 on Instagram.
4. tell me what or who it is in a comment under this blog where you also include the link to the item or designer, and also leave me your e-mail address and (first) name so I find you
5. cross your fingers.
You can enter the draw for a full week, the competition ends on 19.09.
Best of luck to you, we’ll let the lucky fairy decide.