Edita wears | Suited Up

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Blazer: Hush, Trousers: Alice by Temperley, Harness: Boohoo, Heels: BCBG
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Wearing a trouser suit is really liberating. I don’t know why we don’t do it more often. Dresses can be enormously annoying: Too tight, too loose, too much, too little, and of course some are just too damn complicated to put on and take off. A blazer and trouser suit however is something else. Here are 5 things I have noticed noticed about myself when I wear a suit:

  • The complements are suddenly “I love the look” rather than “I love your dress”, which is a bonus in my opinion. The hair, the lipstick, the accessories are all part of the end product and singling out the dress has always made me feel devalued. I see the look-loving complement is one that is directed at me, but the dress-loving one, not so much. I even feel awkward saying “thank you”, as I can’t claim credit for the dress. What should I respond? I’ll pass your comments to Cavalli?
  • Confidence overflow. It’s like knowing how Bond feels when he’s at the bar. I honestly think that the LBD was invented only because the CS (classic-suit, pay attention) was not an appropriate option for a lady. However now that androgyny is finally okay with the jury, I say the CS is just the LBD that couldn’t happen because of how slow we were as the human race. I mean Marlene Dietrich wore a tuxedo/suit and people still can’t get over the shock factor and cult status of a woman wearing nothing more than classic attire. Apparently we weren’t ready, which underlines my point – we were pretty slow.
  • Ultimate comfort physically and mentally. Physically because I can move around as if I am in my gym gear, and mentally because I know there isn’t a complex putting on and taking off process before or after my soirée.
  • Minimalism has never looked so damn good. No shirt? No problem. No bra? No problem. No pants? Also most often not a problem.
  • Selective audience. If I wear a suit, I can guarantee you that no one who can’t hold an interesting conversation is going to approach me. It’s one of my favourite perks of wearing a classic black suit. That segment of the population will be busy chasing leopard-print polyester skirts, giving you peace, harmony and opportunities to meet new like-minded folks. After all, you are what you wear.

Edita wears | Blue Velvet

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Dress and Harness: c/o Boohoo, Jacket: Vintage, Pumps: Marks and Spencer
Images by Ahmed Fayed

How to wear velvet?

  1. Velvet is a rich and complicated fabric. It’s fabulous when worn on its own after dark.
  2. If you are self-conscious when it comes to your size, you may want to go for a different fabric. Velvet and satin visually widen the surface because of how they reflect the light. If velvet is your favourite, simply opt for deeper tones avoiding greys, pinks, beiges or other light colours.
  3. If you are keen on wearing velvet within your day look, simply style it the 90s way – over a down to earth plain cotton T-shirt or top.
  4. For a truly opulent evening look, pair velvet with oversized jewellery with prominent stones – this will add an air of royalty to your look. Imagine a wonderful yellow velvet dress as a backdrop to beautiful amethyst or sapphire jewels.
  5. Another way to look like style royalty is to rock velvet footwear. Go for slippers in the warmer months and ankle boots when the temperatures get closer to zero. In both cases though, make sure your velvet is rich and colourful or even better – embroidered in the most magnificent of designs.

If you are keen on finding the perfect blue velvet dress, head over to Virgit’s blog who has prepared another stunning velvet look for you. Together, we’re the blue velvet squad!

Edita wears | My LFW Street Style Look

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After wearing an ocean of vibrant colours, it was time to go for a calm, pastel shade. I wanted to don something cute, heart-warming and still spring-like to LFW. After all, we were celebrating Spring/Summer 2017 and waving goodbye to the sunnier days that just passed.

The atmosphere at The Brewer Street Car Park was different. There wasn’t a whole lot of parroting. In fact, we were met with a tsunami of fantastic street style of a much better calibre than some previous years.

Some would describe this year’s proceedings as a little bit macabre. From one side you had funky house music playing with a bunch of really good-looking people randomly dancing – but take just two steps forward and you’ll be met with 10 people standing in a row with iPads showing videos of animals being tortured and killed. With loud speakers on high volume, no less. There are many fashion lovers out there who enjoy fashion but are against animal torture. This scarring experience was not fair to them. If this was your first ever LFW, you’d probably want it to be your last, and not any Londoner would blame you.

However, there were many light and lovely moments too – one of my favourites was definitely the Meitu LFW Social House. As LFW veterans we were fed, taken care of and pampered. It definitely was my happy place.

Until February 2017!

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Edita wears | East x West

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White Shirt: Boohoo, Pumps: BCBG, Trousers: Lipsy, Bag: Chanel, Cuffs and Earrings: H&M, Vest/Cape: Vintage, Ring: Lulu Frost
Images by Maheen
I love mixing and clashing, juxtapositioning and surprising. This outfit may seem complicated at first, but when you deconstruct this look, you come to the shocking conclusion – it’s a white shirt, skinny trousers and a throw on top. It could have been a leather jacket, it could have been a trench, a parka or a coat, but instead it’s something much more theatrical, traditional and unexpected. This look doesn’t change the rules, it abides by them completely.

This is how I see East x West outfits: Glamorous, functional and unapologetic. I am often told that I need to be brave to wear the styles I wear, but really I disagree. What is so controversial in wearing clothes that are not like everyone else’s? Why do I even need to explain myself to those who “don’t get it” and insist that I need courage and confidence to pull those off? I have never realised that having fun required bravery. I am happy to be the swan in a flock of pigeons. I know that this will always mean that I am looked at, but as long as I know that I am also looked up to by a mere few, it is all worth it.

So to all fellow bloggers who have been whistled at from passing cars, made to feel uncomfortable or given unnecessary attention for wearing what you genuinely love, just remember who’s the pigeon and who’s the swan.

Edita wears | Parisian Nonchalance

Edita in SheIn, Boohoo, Chanel,HM and Skechers3

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Coat: c/o SheIn, Turtleneck Jumper: Boohoo, Jeans: H&M, Bag and Earrings: Chanel, Boots: Skechers
Images by Ahmed Fayed
What’s more glamorous yet casual than Parisian nonchalance? Probably nothing. The messy hair, the black turtleneck and the camel coat – all are plans of what I’d wear if I visited Paris. Hopefully one day soon.

These images turned out to be unbelievably raw, looking at them almost feels like an outer body experience. Maybe it’s because I am wearing a smaller number of embellishments than usual, or maybe it’s because this minimal style brings me to the centre of the stage rather than the outfit. It’s a strange place, I haven’t been here before.