Photographer and blogger Martina Klein (55) lives in Munich, and documents her outfits on her blog Still Sparkling. Her style is a mix of Modern Classic Polish and Trendy Playfulness. She likes to wear neutrals that are occasionally punctuated with pops of colour, and enjoys remixing the classics with fun trends.
“Over the last five years my style has become more brave. I love to mix materials and my outfits normally have an eye-catcher with a twist, while my prevailing colors have a natural hue. Fashion should be fun and express my positive personality, not simply following trends. I would describe my style as grown-up but playful.”
Texture-rich leather and suede come together perfectly in this soft-edged rock ’n’ roll look. Martina has combined black leather straight leg trousers with a white shirt and taupe suede mock neck top. The fluid fit suede top has three-quarter sleeves that allow the flouncy sleeves of the shirt to do their thing. The shirt also has an asymmetrical closure and stacked length that creates extra visual interest. Brown, high-heeled cowboy boots add pattern and pick up the black in the trousers.
This is a wonderful example of how to wear the on-trend shorter full-length flares with heels. Martina is sporting a beige short-sleeved overall-style jumpsuit with utility chic vibe. She’s layered it over a classic long-sleeved Breton tee. The red and white stripe is a clever way to add colour close to your face if beige isn’t your best colour. Unbuttoning the jumpsuit down to the waist showcases more of the tee. The self-tie belt accentuates our blogger’s waist and creates structure. The flower on the belt is a charming detail that softens the look. Martina’s brown snakeskin booties come out to play again, and the shorter hems on the jumpsuit let them shine in all their fun patterned glory. Cuff bracelets and red lippy that matches the red in the T finish off the look.
Romantic meets Cosy. Martina is wearing a black full midi skirt and cream chunky cable-knit turtleneck. The multiple layers of black tulle fabric create movement. Semi-tucking the pullover lengthens the leg line from the hips downward, and adds structure to the outfit. Pairing the calf-length skirt with simple flat black booties further elongates the leg line. As a topper, our blogger has picked a tan vintage leather jacket with weathered effect that adds subtle texture and soft edge. Long oversized tassel earrings in the same neutrals add playful movement and an earthy touch.
Martina wears a lot of neutrals but rocks brighter colours just as much. For this Modern Classic Polished Casual look she has paired dressy straight-legged trousers with a relaxed fit sweater with subtle self stripe. The light blue and mustard feels extra fresh and crisp for Spring. The sweater is layered over a long-sleeved black and white Breton tee that adds preppy pattern. A scarf in Delft blue and white does the same. Faux tucking the sweater showcases a white belt with streamlined silver buckle. The white is repeated in Martina’s sneakers that add a sporty touch to her outfit, and brings out the the white in her tee and scarf. A dressy black satchel and pink lipstick are the polished finishing touches.
Martina toughens it up in this casual denim look with playful ‘80s vibe. She’s faux-tucked a white statement tee in blue distressed full-length jeans. Rolling the hems showcases white low-top sneakers and socks that bookend the T-shirt. An on-trend cream long blazer adds nonchalant, Miami Vice-style oversized flair. Rolling the blazer sleeves adds back in some structure. Big rectangular hoop earrings and dark blue nail varnish add a maximal touch. Black sunnies are the final Risky Business finishing touch.
Let us know what you think of Martina’s wonderful style, and then pop on over to her blog to browse the rest of her outfits.