My fashion icon

Fashion,7 February 2019

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö Gant:n kanssa// In paid collaboration with Gant

In the honor of Gant celebrating its 70-eth birthday this year, I get to represent the most timeless and iconic piece I have in my wardrobe; the white shirt. The white shirt is always dressed up and relaxed at the same time, ageless, unisex and flattering on every body type. It’s the safest piece of clothing, being everything but boring. It’s funny how something so simple always manages to catch my attention. It’s my favorite piece of clothing both on men and women and I always admire and feel just a little bit of irritating jealousy, when I see someone wearing that perfectly ironed, crisp white shirt. It’s so effortless and always elegant.

The white shirt is the one piece I think everyone should have in the wardrobe. There are so many options, it becomes independent of personal style. The fitted shirt works perfectly with high waisted wide legged trousers or a full skirt and the boxy oversized fit is perfect with jeans, leather pants and a pencil skirt. A white men’s shirt paired with black leggings was my most worn outfit during my pregnancies and not to mention how great it served me afterwards while nursing and finding my way back to my pre- pregnancy body.

The white shirt is not only my foundation in the wardrobe. Actually, Gant as a brand is built on the iconic white shirt and is the brand to thank for many good inventions, improvements and details. Gant was the first brand to invent the locker loop placed at the back of the shirt to keep it wrinkle free while hanging in the Ivy League locker rooms. Gant is also known for the “perfect roll collar” when unbuttoned, not to even mention the box pleat- which I love. The box pleat is the rectangular pleat at the back of the shirt. To me, this pleat adds to the timeless and relaxed look of a shirt and makes it fall beautifully in the back.

I chose this soft cotton shirt in a classic model but went up quite a few sizes. The softness of the material makes it versatile and care free. I wear it half tucked in, tied at the waste or all tucked into my skinny jeans. However, I always prefer to unbutton the sleeves to make it feel even more relaxed and like myself.

How do you wear yours?

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

Project 31

Fashion,3 February 2019

Ok, so now I’m 31 and there is no way around having to accept that. Getting older is a blessing, therefore I’m trying to make the most out of it and my life situation as it is right now. I have two kids and not planning to have any more. We finally sleep better, waking up only a few times a night. I have a job I like that offers me experiences and opportunities I never even dared to dream off and I spend loads of time with my friends again. We have a social life as a couple and family and I even have time to do things just for myself. That leads me to project 31. The year I’m going to find my way back to my love for fitness and physical well-being. If that means I have to sleep walk my way to the gym at 6.30 so be it!

So today, I kicked off my new routine of exercising with the girls. Maybe a bit cocky to call it a new routine, but I’m 31. I know how I roll. I guess that’s the best part about aging. A strong body is just a bonus we all deserve if we want to and for me, the time is now.

dress rotate// earrings glitter

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä