Shoulder pads aren’t bad!
The fashion of the 80s is back and is just one of the trends as such. In the 80s for men as well as women to get noticed at all costs was the goal.
Maybe some of you can still remember it: crinkly colors … it had to sparkle, shine and it had to look very individual!
“The more the merrier” or “better too much than too little” were two famous mottos in that decade and this was especially evident in fashion pieces such as oversized blazers and jackets, abstract graphic prints, neon colors and shoulder pads. It had to be more and more extreme.
At the time we were still quark in the shop window* (a proverb in Germany) and can tell you only by stories. But it seems to have been a “loud” flashy time, that’s why the fashion world is only too happy to fall back on the 80s style today. Style and movie icons like Madonna, Princess Diana or Boy George wear/wore shoulder pads. In short, “you still have it on the screen”, so you can see striking style characters of this time even today on the big screen and on TV.
Of course, courage is necessary to dress according to the 80s, because with these looks, you are guaranteed to stand out everywhere in the crowd! So if there are shrill birds among you readers, get ready because on the horizon the 80’s are approaching.
*It means that we were not born at that time.
~Julia & Melli
We have always found elegant business fashion to be very stylish. Pantsuits, skirts, blouses, as well as simple trousers or jumpsuits. The fashion reflects the own personality and makes for a professional and serious impression.
Spring is a particularly exciting season for fashion enthusiasts. We are combining, experimenting and layering as much as possible – that’s why creativity doesn’t stop at our office outfit! Today we would like to introduce you to our favorite business look for spring.
As Women at Work, we are not only regularly confronted with new professional challenges, but also with one or the other fashionable dilemma. Business looks for women are far less easy to implement than the corresponding dress codes of our male colleagues. Especially if you want to bring your own individual style into the office styles. Fortunately, there are very special pieces that enhance every office look in the same fashion.
But the outfit not only suits the office but also a successful evening in a slightly fancier restaurant or an event where a glamorous wardrobe is desired.
~Julia & Melli
Let us just tell you about our winter holidays in Krkonoše in the Czech Republic. It’s one of the best vacations every single year and we literally can’t wait for next year after arriving at home again.
Julia: So this year has been my 14th year going to the same place to go skiing. I went to the ski school when I was 5 years old and now I’m 18 and since then we ordinarily go there every year. Actually, I don’t want to go skiing anywhere else because I love this place maybe because I connect something emotional with it.
We started as a big group of people that are friends of my parents. Even though the big group gets rarer every year it doesn’t stop me from skiing there. In all these years a lot of funny things happened that are literally to awkward to tell you.
Two years ago Melli joined our ski crew and it was her first time being on skis. I slowly teached her how to ride these planks and now she’s a pro just like me after several crashes.
We really recommend to go skiing in the Czech Republic. It’s not only cheaper it is also as beautiful as for example the Alps. If you are looking for relaxed ski slopes, the Czech Republic is the place for you. If you are looking for some rough slopes, well, then the Alps are probably better.
Love this place so much: how the trees bend from the snow load, the wide area covered by meter-high snow on the high mountains & where only the fir tips look out from the snow, skiing through the snowy forest, taking the first step in the fresh snow or the trickle when it’s snowing. The area exudes so much peace. Enjoy every single moment there.
📍Krkonoše, Czech Republic
~Julia & Melli
At first we were looking for a real poncho but then we came across the poncho scarf. We would call this poncho scarf an absolute all-rounder.
Especially handy is that you can easily convert the poncho into a scarf, in case it gets too cold or you forget your scarf.
You can throw it over your shoulders or use it as a super nice big cuddly scarf. As you can tell, he is just totally uncomplicated. Just throw on a poncho when you leave the house & you look elegant and extravagant.
Incidentally, the poncho originally came from the South American countries. The classic poncho looks like a blanket with a slit in the middle, through which the head can be put. Meanwhile, the poncho has established itself rather as a coat-like cape without sleeves. Ponchos are now available in a variety of color and pattern variants. Especially great we like pastels.
You can combine the poncho to suit any situation, school, office or finer events. Either you combine a blouse or a normal shirt, as we, depending on.
~Julia & Melli
Let the sun go down on me … but that’s almost impossible this season. However, a small sun replacement provides this new trend color which has sneaked into our wardrobe in the autumn: mustard yellow!
Let’s be honest, the sun presents a warm feeling in our little white winter world. It has something cheerful and melancholy. Everywhere we look, we can see this rich shade of yellow.
It makes a perfect match together with the colors grey, black, gold and brown because this powerful yellow loves strong contrasts.
If you stroll through the shopping streets soon you will encounter many small accessories because mustard yellow is especially represented in handbags, scarves, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. They are all currently dipped into the mustard pot.
Do not miss it, you know: Mustard is hot! Literally! Also it fits perfectly to dark purple, navy blue, green, special tones such as petrol and fir green or moss green and kaki. Those who prefer warm colors should combine such tones as burgundy, orange or copper.
~Julia & Melli