To me, no other Swedish blogger/stylist does it better than Columbine Smille. Her style is minimal, slightly androgynous and perfectly proportioned. She takes it back to basics by starting with a simple foundation of classic pieces then builds her daily fashion-forward ensemble by adding a pop of color or mixing interesting prints.

Smille has rightfully claimed her notorious title of ‘boyfriend’ stealer due to her love for boyfriend jeans and was my inspiration for my earlier post ‘How to wear boyfriend jeans like a girl’.

Here are some of my favorite Smille moments:

Acne ripped boyfriend jeans with Alexander Wang shoes.

 Isabel Marant mesh dress, Dolce & Gabbana heels, Carin Wester bomber and Whyred sweater dress.

 

H&M jacket, Weekday sweater, Acne jeans, Kurt Geiger bag and shoe

Acne Jacket, shoes & jeans. Bag by Chloe.

Monki jacket, Acne t-shirt, vintage skirt, ALDO shoes & Chloe bag

There is one key ingredient that never fails to prevail in pre-fall collections and without doubt it’s had another makeover. Designers such as Michael Kors, Marni and 10 Crosby Derek Lam, are putting a modern twist on the traditional Scottish heritage by creating bolder patterns and mixing neon colors together to create a more youthful look.

Here’s to the Rise of Tartan!

10 Crosby Derek Lam Resort 2013

Michael Kors Resort 2013

Marni Pre-Fall 2012

Marni Resort 2013

I have a huge crush on Kansas-born model Lindsey Wixson. Her strange Betty Boop look with her ‘bee-stung lips’ and gapped front teeth is undeniably hypnotic and infectious.

Starting her modeling career at only 15 years old she has become modelling’s biggest rising star and has campaigned for the biggest fashion houses including  John GallianoVersace VanitasMiu MiuJill Stuart and Alexander McQueen

Her most recent spread for British Vogue shot by Terry Richardson.

 

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