My Look: Easter Sunday

There is no better time to seize the moment and officially welcome the spring wardrobe than Easter Sunday. But with the promise of good food, plenty of time to relax, and a speedy egg hunt, you’ll want to be comfortable as much as you like to stay stylish. This year, I went for leggings, feathers and this beautiful waterlily ’70s style print. This is what I call impeccably dressed for spring under the magnolia tree!

My look: Feather-trimmed denim jacket by Burberry, Nenúfar print top, Nenúfar print pants and Knife floral-print jersey sock bootsicon, all by BalenciagaSac de Jour in green by Saint Laurent, Possession 18-karat rose gold diamond ring and Possession 18-karat rose gold ring, both by Piaget18-karat white gold limited edition «Or Amour Et Trinity» band ring and yellow gold diamond ring, both by Cartier.
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Happy Easter!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

50% Off at Moda Operandi with Special Code

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Today, I have a very special offer for you at MODA OPERANDI that will last until November 20, 2016. As a dear Sandra’s Closet reader, you will get 50% off during this special and very exclusive Friends & Family Saleicon featuring must-have F/W 2016 pieces by Burberry, Mary Katrantzou, Giuseppe Zanotti and many more.

Just use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout! There are so many beautiful pieces waiting for you hereicon. Here are my personal favorites.

Get the look with 50% off: Suede trench coaticon by Red Valentinolace dress by Temperley London,icon leather crossbody bagicon by Delpozo, Karlie embroidered suede pumpsicon by Aquazzura.

More amazing F/W 2016 pieces on sale are:grey_sail_cape

Grey sail cape by Temperley London

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zanottiColine cutout suede sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti

clutchGalactic Penelope clutch by Charlotte Olympia
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iconCLICK HERE TO BROWSE THE FULL SELECTION THAT IS 50% ON SALE.
Don’t forget to use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout!

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

New Order

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Here is your green card for the next season. Military coats have been trending since quite a while but this winter they are making a full comeback. This time with the ultimate feminine touch.

1 Double-breasted appliquéd wool coat by Gucciicon
2 Wool-trimmed waxed-cotton coat by Miu Miu
iconOversized shearling-trimmed cotton parka by Burberry

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iconOpt for a jacket with a tailored waist, a belt or a ruffled peplum. Wear it with cropped pants and high heels to join fashion’s battalion.

Get the look: Wool-felt jacket by Alexander McQueenone-shoulder cropped stretch-jersey top by Helmut Lang,icon cropped nubuck-paneled leather tapered pants by Chloé, suede pumps by Tom Ford and Ames leather-paneled suede shoulder bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Most Important F/W 2016 Accessories Trends

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More is more, this is what the F/W 2016 season is all about! With fashion in a maximalist mood, accessories have taken center stage. On the runways, heels were high, the bijoux was stacked and layered, and the bags were furrier or came with accessories of their own. The forecast: Get ready for your most sumptuous season yet.

LoL, Sandra

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F/W 2016 TREND 1: GUITAR STRAPS
Valentino – Fendi – Burberry

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F/W 2016 TREND 2: DAVID BOWIE BOOTS
Maison Margiela – Marc Jacobs – Balenciaga

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F/W 2016 TREND 3: STATEMENT GLOVES
Delpozo – Loewe – Rodarte

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F/W 2016 TREND 4: CHOKERS
Balmain – Alexander Wang – Lanvin

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F/W 2016 TREND 5: STACKED JEWELS
Gucci – Etro – Bottega Veneta

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F/W 2016 TREND 6: FUR BAGS
Michael Kors Collection – Salvatore Ferragamo – Versace

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F/W 2016 TREND 7: HIKING BOOTS
Rag & Bone – Louis Vuitton – Prada

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F/W 2016 TREND 8: BAG ACCESSORIES
Dolce & Gabbana – Dior – Chanel

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F/W 2016 TREND 9: VELVET CRUSH
Stella McCartney – Erdem – Dries Van Noten

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F/W 2016 TREND 10: EMBELLISHED HEELS
Oscar de la Renta – Miu Miu – Saint Laurent

The Top 20 Runway Trends for F/W 2016

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Here they are: the most important trends for the F/W 2016 season. Scroll through my forecast to see which styles will be on everyone’s shopping list next season. From statement furs to velvet everything, from extra long sleeves to oversized down jackets, the choice is yours – enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

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F/W 2016 TREND 1: VELVET
Akris – Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini – Giorgio Armani

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F/W 2016 TREND 2: CHECKMATE
Chanel – Vivienne Westwood Red Label- Marni

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F/W 2016 TREND 3: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Alexander McQueen – Moschino – Dolce & Gabbana

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F/W 2016 TREND 4: BIKER GIRLS
Courrèges – Chloé – Louis Vuitton

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F/W 2016 TREND 5: BEIGEMANIA
Céline – Hermès – Max Mara

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F/W 2016 TREND 6: ON DUTY
Prada – Maison Martin Margiela – Miu Miu

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F/W 2016 TREND 7: SHINY TRENCH COATS
Proenza Schouler – Tod’s – Burberry

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F/W 2016 TREND 8: PUFF DADDY
Sacai – Balenciaga – Stella McCartney

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F/W 2016 TREND 9: ’80s POWER ONE-SHOULDER
Lanvin – Saint Laurent – Isabel Marant

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F/W 2016 TREND 10: CAPES
Elie Saab – Temperley London – Gucci

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F/W 2016 TREND 11: BUBBLEGUM
Kenzo – Simone Rocha – Carven

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F/W 2016 TREND 12: EXTRA LONG SLEEVES
Marc Jacobs – Michael Kors Collection – Vetements

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F/W 2016 TREND 13: TURTLENECKS WITH ZIPPERS
Versace – Dior – Emilio Pucci

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F/W 2016 TREND 14: BONDAGE
Gareth Pugh – Loewe – Alexander Wang

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F/W 2016 TREND 15: LONG SCARFS
Etro – Missoni – Roberto Cavalli

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F/W 2016 TREND 16: PINSTRIPE SUITING
Calvin Klein Collection – Tibi – Trussardi

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F/W 2016 TREND 17: TINSEL
Marco di Vicenzo – Jeremy Scott – Emporio Armani

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F/W 2016 TREND 18: FUR STOLES
Dries Van Noten – Vionnet – Givenchy

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F/W 2016 TREND 19: STATEMENT FURS
Fendi – Salvatore Ferragamo – Mary Katrantzou

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F/W 2016 TREND 20: MODERN NYMPHS
Alberta Ferretti – Valentino – Rodarte

The Best Winter Shoes for Bad Weather

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During a dinner conversation last weekend, a friend of mine asked me for advice to find a great pair of winter shoes that is suitable for bad weather conditions.

Here is a selection of footwear designed with a gripped rubber sole for maximum traction, even in wet or icy conditions. Constructed with a sturdy block heel or a wedge, they are ideal for day-long wear or a winter’s night out. Now it’s the time to stock up on some sturdy and stylish footwear for the new season. Have fun!

Lace-up patent-leather pumps iconby Valentino
Two-tone leather platform pumps iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
Safety pin-embellished leather pumps iconby Tod’s
Lizzie shearling-lined suede wedge bootsicon by Michael Michael Kors
Shearling-lined textured-leather wedge ankle boots by Burberry
Barbara goat hair-lined suede boots iconby Pedro Garcia
Verna shell and faux fur boots iconby DKNY
Shearling-lined suede platform ankle boots iconby Alexander McQueen
Shearling-lined suede and leather knee boots by Emilio Pucci

My personal favorites are those three pairs below:

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Those rubber sole wedges are ideal to walk during a cold winter night: 
Creeping Tessa embroidered velvet wedge pumps by Charlotte Olympia

Alexander McQueen Fall Boots

Cute and edgy at the same time, those shoes look great with a mini dress:
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Jimmy Choo Biker Boots

Wear them with a skirt or loosen the buckled tabs to tuck in your jeans:
Dart buckled leather biker boots iconby Jimmy Choo

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Summer Rain

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Gosh, this Zurich weather is driving me up the wall. I just got back with a nice tan from Ibiza but cannot show it as it is cold and rainy outside. What a pity!

A few days ago, I wrote a post about those lovely Burberry Prorsum capes and I tell you that this has been one of the best investments recently. You can easily throw it over your shoulder and it gives you just the perfect touch of warmth in the month of August. Later in the season you can add it as another layer to your winter coat. Get one now, you won’t regret it!

My look: Checked wool and cashmere-blend cape by Burberry Prorsumleather shift dress iconby Saint Laurent, cut-out ankle boots iconby Balenciaga, Noé BB Bag in citron by Louis VuittonCool gold-tone ring iconby Lanvin, ring Mitza by Dior Haute Joaillerie, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis and small check-print twill umbrella by Burberry.

LoL, Sandra

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Noe Bag by Louis Vuitton in yellow

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Burberry Watches – The Britain

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Launched in 2012, Burberry‘s THE BRITAIN watch has been a bestseller since then. Designed by the house’s Creative Director Christopher Bailey, the design evoke the look of the brand’s most iconic piece, the famous Burberry trench coat. A celebration of innovation and craftsmanship, The Britain is a modern, elegant collection of watches for men and women.

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The Burberry booth at the Baselworld 2014 booth was of course one of the most advanced ones at the fair. The house is extremely successful with their social media campaigns.

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Designed in Britain and crafted in Switzerland, each watch features a distinctive octagonal face with details inspired by Burberry heritage, including D-ring shaped bezels and an iconic trench coat colour palette.

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My favorite model: THE BRITAIN BBY1400 38MM DIAMOND BEZEL
38mm stainless steel case, set with 124 diamonds (0.68 ct ), Swiss Made Quartz movement, Trench alligator strap

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This year, The Britain is inspired in new ways. Introduced during Baselworld 2014, THE BRITAIN LIMITED EDITION TRENCH CERAMIC features a new design in smooth trench-coloured ceramic combined with trench-hued 18K gold in a precious series of just 20 individually numbered pieces for women with automatic movements.

Available from Burberry.com, selected Burberry stores and selected retailers worldwide from April 2014.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Burberry and © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2014

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Chicago is, hands down, the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, outside of Ireland. As most of you know, I had lived in the Windy City for two years before I moved to Zurich and always loved seeing the Chicago River dyed in a brilliant shade of green (a tradition that dates back to 1962). A great inspiration for today’s post.

Are you in the mood to leave all others green with envy? Here you go, indulge in this great outfit in the must-have hues for St. Paddy’s Day.

Get the look: Emerald green one-shoulder ruffled crepe gown by LanvinAmazon cutout suede sandals iconby Aquazzuracrystal-embellished satin shoulder bagicon by Burberry and gold-plated, crystal and resin clip earrings iconby Kenneth Jay Lane.

Looking at the photos below from yesterday’s dyeing festivities makes me really miss Chicago and my friends there…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Romeo Beckham Is the New Face of Burberry

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Following in his famous parents’ fashionable footsteps, Romeo Beckham is the leading star of Burberry’s S/S 2013 ad campaign, shot by a friend of the family, Mario Testino. According to the MailOnline, the 10-year-old was on the campaign set without mum Victoria or dad David, and was accompanied by his nanny and security guards.

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Burberry’s S/S 2013 collection is a bright and playful collection and along Romeo, there are some more beautiful faces starring in the new campaign: Cara Delevingne, Max Rendell, Charlotte Wiggins, Alex Dunstan, plus Charlie France and  Edie Campbell, who appear in the first campaign image, alongside the celebrity offspring, with all three of them wearing the British House’s iconic beige trench coats with check print lining.

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“This season’s campaign lights up with the infectious energy of an amazing young cast of old and new Burberry family. Cara, Edie, Charlie and Alex are joined by Max and Romeo, who was a joy to work with and really stole the show. We had such fun shooting the campaign and I think that comes through in the images which really reflect the upbeat spirit of the collection.”
Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey

I like his cute happy grin!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Burberry