TRAVEL: Olavinlinna & Cold-Weather Summer Style
I can finally share all the magical moments of my trip having just returned to Brooklyn and regular wi-fi access! With my husband and in-laws, I traveled to Finland to see the midsummer night sun and the Aida opera in a castle built in 1475 from as well as celebrate my wedding with my Finnish family and friends.
Style tips for traveling north in the summer:
- Dress warm, but stick with light and bright colors: I’m wearing a long-sleeve peace silk dress by Ivana Basilotta that’s incredibly warm and light at the same time, Cri de Coeur studded vegan thigh-high boots in beige and H&M Conscious Collection blazer in nude (still available in some stores). The studded beige handbag is by Matt&Nat (old) and underneath it all I have navy thights by American Apparel. Outside, I also wore a Vaute Couture gray jacket (old).
- Carry a colorful umbrella: mine is from Marimekko.
- Wear your hair up: a side braid looks chic, but lasts all day even when it’s rainy and windy outside
Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Beach Cover-Ups
Even J.Crew is going ethical: I adore this LemLem Mara tunic ($200, above), which would look chic with denim shorts or white skinny jeans on the town too. The emerald Amour Vert peace-silk kaftan ($169) is also chic and sexy. For a nautical twist, check out the wifey ($68) by Anglerox in black and white stripes; I’ll be getting one for my Finland vacation that starts next week.
- Annabella, New York
** MISSQA is getting the Angelrox collection soon, so stay tuned! **
Style: Hip-Hugging Tunic
This is our first-ever Helsinki vs. New York style pictorial!
The sister style challenge: how do you wear a tunic that’s fitted on the hips on different shapes and sizes? I have slimmer hips and look better with pieces that are slightly lose on me: shift dresses that just “hang” are heaven for my body type. Viola has fantastical curves, so she looks amazing in form-fitting, feminine pieces.
When we received this Ivana Basilotta Aurora peace-silk piece as part of our MISSQA stock, we started brainstorming different ways to wear it.
Viola opted to style it as a slouchy top with wide-leg jeans. I, instead, wore it as a mini dress with tights. This summer, I’ll wear it with bare legs and Viola will swap the jeans to shorts. How would you wear this piece? Please let us know in the comments below!
- Annabella, New York