Have you ever tried to wear culottes? You know these cropped pants that hang like a skirt, but are actually pants! I thought they were totally has-been and until the day I decided to try them on just for curiosity´s sake and….shame on me I got trapped, I love them! Yes culottes are back this year and you might soon steal them from your grand-ma´s wardrobe! Still have doubts? Here are some pros and cons about culottes:
- These loose and flowy pants are so comfy, it´s like wearing a skirt without the risk to show your underwear when there is too much wind
- They work with nearly everything as long as you wear heels: crop top, shirt, jacket etc.
- You can wear them anywhere to any occasion from the workplace or parties!
- You were forced to wear them as a child, never liked it and you are not a fashion victim.
- That might be a reason for your boyfriend to break up with you because usually men don´t want to date with their grand-ma.
- They are not flattering the silhouette so they can be risky if you are not tall and slim like Gisele Bunchen.
If you want to avoid the risk to look like a potato bag, the basic rule is to wear culottes with heels. On these pictures taken in an abandoned factory, I am wearing culottes within a khaki co-ord set and a body jewelry to style the outfit. So what do you think about culottes? Bisous, Melissa ♡
Co-ord set – Pull & Bear
Necklace – Bijou Brigitte
Shoes – Rumbo
I have finally found the coolest casual item for the summer that can be worn anytime and anywhere (except to climb the Everest or to go to bed maybe)! I am speaking about the denim dress that is a good classic to have when you don’t know what to wear. That day I am having on a denim dress with some silver shoes and the dream mermaid purse to have a walk in Cabo de Palos. It is a little fisherman’s village, which has lovely little creeks with crystal water, and it also has an amazing marine reserve where I love to dive (don’t wear it to dive neither, not practical). By the way, if you don’t want to get the total denim look of Katy Perry or Britney Spears at the MTV VMA, avoid absolutely denim accessories when you wear a denim dress! Anyway denim matches with everything so just have fun! Bisous, Melissa ♡
Dress – Zara
Hat – American Apparel
Bag – Asos
Shoes – Rumbo
As I use to spend the week-end at the beach during half of the year, I am always looking for new cool items for summer and a striped outfit is perfect to chill out on the seaside. Ok so the classic striped shirt: Check I already have (see my outfit here). What else? Striped pant? No thanks I don’t want to look like Beetlejuice twerking on the dance floor, this is for Miley Cirus 😉 So today I have on a striped maxi-skirt with a white off-shoulder top, crazy orange heel shoes …and last but not least a striped purse that totally matches with the skirt (so perfect, it is creating an optic effect hidding my purse to the stealers ahah)! Finally stripes really rock with everything effortless and are never out of style. So I leave you with these wonderful pastel colors that occur for a very short moment at the end of the day. I feel so lucky to enjoy such a beautiful landscape every week. Bisous, Melissa ♡
Skirt – Zara
Purse – Petit Bateau
Top – A beach shop
Shoes – Minelli
Anklet – Dixi shop
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Thanks to the off the shoulder top, we have a good reason to leave our bra in the closet and free our shoulders for this summer! More seriously, this trend doesn’t date from yesterday and is definitely back this year! Also called bardot top, it became an iconic piece in the 60s because it was one of the emblematic piece wore by the actress Brigitte Bardot who was a real icon and sex-symbol. So the off the shoulder top is sexy, boho, comfy and light to wear when the heat rises. Definitely a cool and irresistible tendency. However be very careful, this piece can become totally dangerous if it is a crop top especially on windy days and when you have no bra! On these pictures taken during one of the rare windy and cloudy days we have on the Spanish riviera, I was really happy that this off the shoulder top had a second layer that was elastic to avoid a huge shameful moment! This is the only risky experience I had with my off the shoulder top, otherwise it’s pretty cool and easy to wear with everything such as a denim pant or maxi skirt. So do you want to let your shoulders breath the
fresh air? Bisous, Melissa ♡
Off the shoulder top & pant- Zara
Bag – Miu Miu
Sunglasses – Feler
Shoes – Cosmoparis
The one-piece swimsuit is back this summer! Personally the time I used to wear a monokini dates from my childhood and until recently; I used to think that this kind of swimming-suit was for children, to practice sport or for grandmas! But actually you can find so many one-piece swimsuits that have a very cool and sexy design that it has become an irresistible item to go to the beach. So I felt like to change from the usual mini bikini and embrace a new model that can also be sensual and totally crushed on this swimsuit from Oysho! I have to confess that one of the reason why I like it is that it is slightly padded so there is no way all the beach can see my tits after a bath! After re-experimenting the strange feeling to put on my childhood swimming-suit, I think it is stylish but not always practical to wear it! In fact, it can be worn by everybody but should be not being worn in all circumstances. To have style and avoid uncomfortable situations, here are the best and the worst about the one-piece swimsuit!
- Perfect to hide a scar or love handle so we can go for an additional mojito on the beach
- To swim like a real mermaid through the waves without loosing your swimming suit and shocking the children
- You are saving money since you need to put less solar cream
- When you wear it under your clothes and need to go to the toilet…
- To suntan unless you wan to win the trophy for having the dumbest suntan in your camping!
- If you do not want to look like Paris Hilton, avoid the trikini or bring your chihuahua to the beach with you!
One-piece swimsuit – Oysho
Floppy hat – American apparel
Sunglasses – Feler
So; Yeah or Neah to the one piece swimsuit? Bisous, Melissa ♡