Esprit was probably the first brand I've ever perceived, while growing up in a small-town, where you can count the clothing stores on one hand. As a designer myself, I find it inspiring that the founders started the company by selling selfmade garments out of their hatchback and managed to grow their business enormously. They recently teamed up again with Opening Ceremony, and I was lucky enough to be invited to their pre-shopping event at KaDeWe while the gallery weekend was taking place in Berlin too. I love dressing up as much as I love wearing casual clothes, so this sweatshirt from the current collection was a no-brainer for me. I simply had to have it and with the city figuring out what season it wants to have next, it is also really handy to have another item that keeps you warm and makes you look cool at the same time. The logo sweatshirt I am wearing is only available at the three selected stores that sell the new collection, but this one here is similar and definitely as great as mine.
You can either pair it with mom jeans and pointy flats or take it up a notch and layer it over a summery dress with little heels. I totally forgot how much fun it is to mix sporty pieces like sweatshirts and hoodies with feminine garments to add some seriousness to a look. With athleisure being a big trend at the moment, there is nothing you're not allowed to wear on the streets, however, I feel like it should never look like you're about to go to the gym when you're not. Thus, I'd recommend to always spice up your sporty-chic outfit with high quality accessories (talking bags and sunglasses), a nice lipstick and please, whatever you do, don't wear a ponytail.
|pictures by Your Gentle Reminder|