My Look: Seasonless is the New Timeless

I am just going to come right out and say it: striped shirting is probably the most versatile wardrobe trend you’ll ever come across. Being never out of style, stripes can be easily combined as seen here with my new Roksanda shirt and pieces from previous seasons. In fashion seasonless is the new timeless

My look: Shearling vest and riding boots, both by Gucciicon, Frida ruffle-trimmed striped cotton-poplin blouse by Roksanda, drawstring shorts by Givenchy, shearling bag by Saint Laurent, cuff by Céline, T Wire Narrow 18-karat rose gold bracelet by Tiffany & Co, Tonda 1950 Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier, and Mitza ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

By the way, after the Polyvore disaster this week, this is my first collage done with Photoshop. It took much longer and doesn’t look as fancy as it used to but I am getting there. At the moment, I cannot get over the fact that all my data is lost, all my outfit pictures and much more. Nobody is responding to the broken link to get it. But I am not giving up and am ready to kick some…. . Can you imagine that I had around 50 posts prepared – all of which are gone! So mad and disappointed.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Heathrow

Yesterday, I flew back from London Heathrow filled with amazing memories from Fashion Week that I will soon share with you. When I am flying, I like to be comfy but still look stylish. Leather leggings and a striped sweater are one of my favorite combinations and the trending baker boy cap adds a little French touch!

My look: Double-breasted wool-blend felt coat by Saint Laurent, cashmere striped sweater by Chloéicon, skinny leather pants by Guccilarge classic flap bag in caviar leather and long bi-colour scarf, both by Chanelicon, metal chain necklace by Prada, baker boy cap by Dolce & Gabbana, and corset-style booties by Valentino. Trolley by Victorinox.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Stars, Stripes and Polka Dots Now

Last Friday, I was invited to a very fun birthday party at Widder Garage in Zurich. The dress code said «stars, stripes and polka dots», so I decided to wear all three.

My look: Striped cotton cropped top (30% off on sale), pleated skirt with polka dots (50% off on sale), and straw hat with appliqué (60% off on sale), all by Dolce & Gabbana, Betty bow-embellished suede platform sandals (40% off on sale) and small California leather bucket bag with starsicon, both by Saint Laurent, necklace and earrings, both by Chanel.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: The Head Turners

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The head turners: from stripes and metallics for the classicist to dramatic color combinations for the show-stopper, prep your closet for the new season with some of the must-have pieces by GUCCIicon.

My look: Quilted nylon coat with mink, embroidered striped wool and cashmere-blend sweater, pleated metallic striped stretch-silk midi skirticonHeloise leather lace-Up boots, all by Guccilarge classic flap bag in caviar leather and long bi-colour scarf, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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The Top 15 Runway Trends for S/S 2016

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Here they are: the most important trends for the S/S 2016 season. Scroll through my forecast to see which styles will be on everyone’s shopping list next season. Let’s be honest, there is nothing really new, but that is the beauty of our century. Everything is possible!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2016 TREND 1: SWEET GIRLS
Miu Miu – Gucci – Dries Van Noten

SS2016 Sleepwear

S/S 2016 TREND 2: SLEEPWEAR
Balenciaga – Loewe – Alexander Wang

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S/S 2016 TREND 3: ARM CANDY
Dior – Fendi – Céline

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S/S 2016 TREND 4: OFF THE SHOULDER
Sonia Rykiel – Proenza Schouler – Edun

SS2016 Romanticism

S/S 2016 TREND 5: ROMANTICISM
Alexander McQueen – Saint Laurent – Etro

SS2016 Tribal

S/S 2016 TREND 6: TRIBAL
Balmain – Prada – Valentino

SS2016 Jungle

S/S 2016 TREND 7: JUNGLE
Roberto Cavalli – Versace – Bottega Veneta

SS 2016 Tie-Dye

S/S 2016 TREND 8: TIE-DYE
Narciso Rodriguez – Altuzarra – Paco Rabanne

SS 2016 Fine Lines

S/S 2016 TREND 9: FINE LINES
Salvatore Ferragamo – Stella McCartney – Tommy Hilfiger

SS2016 Stars and Stripes

S/S 2016 TREND 10: STARS & STRIPES
Lacoste – Marc Jacobs – Max Mara

SS2016 Boyish Overalls

S/S 2016 TREND 11: BOYISH OVERALLS
Louis Vuitton – Isabel Marant – Ralph Lauren Collection

SS 2016 Denim

S/S 2016 TREND 12: NEW DENIM
Derek Lam – Chloé – Chanel

SS2016 Disco Sparkle

S/S 2016 TREND 13: DISCO SPARKLE
Lanvin – Vetements – Nina Ricci

SS 2016 Silver

S/S 2016 TREND 14: SILVER
Victoria Beckham – Tom Ford – Courrèges

SS2016 Transparency

S/S 2016 TREND 15: TRANSPARENT EMOTIONS
Dolce & Gabbana – Emilio Pucci – Burberry Prorsum

Photos: Via Vogue.com

I Don’t Need a Valentine.. I Need Valentino.

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Somewhere over the rainbow, there is my Valentine and it’s a Valentino! Just when I thought the Rockstud collection couldn’t get any more fabulous, I spotted those rainbow stripes that are absolutely divine. It’s amazing how even after several years, the Valentino Rockstud is still going strong and gets better and better each season. Here is my wish list on Valentine’s Day (in case anybody wants to gift me, I love number 6)!

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LoL, Sandra

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My Look: So Airplane, Airplane

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Yesterday, I flew from Zurich to New York for Fashion Week. I had a very relaxing flight, worked a little and watched Hangover 3, but couldn’t really sleep. After I had arrived, I went straight to the Tibi S/S 2014 show location to go backstage before the event and to interview the wonderful Amy Smilovic. The collection is amazing and I cannot wait to show you everything. In the meantime, here is my comfy outfit I wore for the flight:

Leather biker jacket by Saint Laurentcashmere leggings by Donna Karan,icon embellished striped top by Balmain, Susanna studded leather ankle boots iconby Chloé, Bamboo shopper leather tote iconby Gucci, Atlas sterling silver bangles by Tiffany & Co., Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès, Limelight Gala watch, diamond rose necklace and ring, all by Piaget.

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Stay tuned for more to come from New York Fashion Week and don’t forget to follow me on instagram (@sandrascloset) for live updates.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: City Girl

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Gosh, it feels so good to be back in Zurich and to dress up again. One week in Iceland with no makeup and fancy clothes has been enough for me. Now, I am ready to bring back some glamour into my life! For a start, I had a fabulous girls’ lunch yesterday in the city…

My look: Striped stretch-silk chiffon topprinted cotton-blend brocade skirtfiligrane embellished gold-plated necklacebucket bag featuring a floral and face print and matching heels, all by Dolce & Gabbana, ring “Mitzah” by Dior Haute Joaillerie and bangles by Chanel and Rasoir sunglasses by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Stripes and Florals

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While doing my tour around Los Angeles, I had to stop at one of my favourite shops in town: Opening Ceremony.

My look: Printed stretch-satin jersey topstriped low-rise skinny jeans, both by Balmaincrystal cat’s-eye sunglasses iconby Pradaflat tote bag iconby Saint Laurentpatent leather jeweled heel lace-up oxfords iconby Miu Miu and 4810 hoop earrings in pink gold with diamonds by Montblanc, dotted socks by Fogal.

LoL, Sandra

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Trend S/S 2013: Get in Line

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The combination of black and white is shaping up to be one of S/S 2013‘s hottest trends, namely in the form of stripes. Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino showed one of the most stunning two-tone takeovers. I am convinced that chances are high, that you already have a few black-and-white-striped pieces in your closet, but look for a style update to take it up a notch. To get in on one of summer’s boldest trends, step inside to shop my picks now.

Dresses from left to right:
Scooter striped stretch-twill dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Striped cotton-blend sheath dress by Lanvin
Wide stripe sun dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana

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Personally speaking, a striped blazer is my must for this season. An easy way to take your outfit to the next level.

Jackets from left to right:
Striped satin blazer iconby Balmain
Striped cotton-blend blazer iconby Lanvin
Stripe-print lurex blazer iconby Saint Laurent
Striped glossed rayure-effect blazer by Saint Laurent (I couldn’t resist this one…)

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Paloma suede and metallic sandals iconby Saint Laurent
Walk the line and have fun!

LoL, Sandra