Embracing Dutch culture means also embracing their jeans culture. This cropped straight jeans seemed like a mandatory assimilation item. It is their starry pattern and then the perfect classic blue color that convinced me to put them on my shopping list. When packing for the long weekend to Luxembourg city, a former fortress with a network of dungeons to visit, I had to be practical. So I packed my new starry jeans.
I did warn you about my patterns addiction. Starry jeans, meteorites jewelry and nautical prints? And then a zebra bag on top? One of the rules for such a combo is to match as much as possible the colors in the prints you wear. Staying in the neutrals (that match your undertone) comfort zone as a beginner in the patterns game is another rule. After you master this, more colorful patterns combinations will follow, I promise. This is the reason why the zebra bag fits this outfit. Handcrafted in Greece by Elina and Andie from Meraki Bags, it bears the Danish name of Forelsket. This is the word used when you start to fall in love; a euphoria in a sense which cannot be literally translated in another language. Meraki Bags get inspired by untranslatable words from around the globe. I told you I like labels which know how to tell a story.
Unlike the bag, the shirt does not have its own name or story. And it may also appear as a classic blue and white stripes shirt. But its cuff and collar anchor detail and oversize look is far from the classic preppy stripes shirt. I also like the lime details and how my olivine earrings bought in Lanzarote (this February) match these lines.