Fashion Over Reason: Canal Lyfe

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Canal Lyfe

Fashion Over Reason in Amsterdam, H&M black tank top, ASOS black denim, denim around the waist, H&M cork slides

Looking at these photos is so nostalgic -- Amsterdam is such a wonderful city with so much soul, and incredibly photogenic to boot. But revisiting these images is like taking me back to some of the most amazing moments of the summer. The thing I love so much about Amsterdam is that it's a place where you feel immediately at ease. There's a very chill vibe about it (coffee shops notwithstanding) and I find it to be nearly impossible to stress about anything while roaming its narrow streets and crossing the beautiful canals.

This relaxed attitude is automatically reflected in how I dressed during my stay. That loose spirit is exactly what I dreamed my vacation to be and so I had packed things that were easy, yet still stylish. Here, my uniform of black made a bit more multidimensional by stealing my man's shirt and giving it a bit of a grungy slant. Perfect for hanging with the Dutch, no?

Fashion Over Reason in Amsterdam, crossing a canal, in motion, plaid and black, summer dayFashion Over Reason at the Van Gogh museum in AmsterdamHanging out in Amsterdam, crossing the canal, Euro trip, summer style, Asos denim, Suburban Riot tote, H&M cork slidesFashion Over Reason in Europe, Amsterdam canal, black and plaid outfit, VERAMEAT gold elephant chain necklaceDouble bun hair do, walking along the Canal in Amsterdam, Four Star Clothing plaid shirt, H&M cork slides, Suburban Riot canvas tote
Tank - H&M (similar)
Denim - ASOS
Plaid - Four Star Clothing (similar)
Sandals - H&M (similar and super cute)
Necklace - VERAMEAT (this one is great)
Tote - Suburban Riot (this one's really cool)

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deltreylicious said...

Très joli look!

Unknown said...

Love the place! Your outfit looks comfy and classy!


Unknown said...

Yay! Love to see my city Amsterdam =) I bet you enjoyed it a lot, you look great - have a lovely Sunday babe and keep up the good work!

XO from Malta,

Lisette Pool - 24/7 STYLISH said...

Great that you were in amsterdam! I study over there :) I love the houses in Amsterdam!
Great look, very casual!

Rasa said...

Gorgeous! Hope you have a lovely Sunday x

Samantha Mariko said...

your hair looks great like that! I can't believe its still warm enough to wear tank tops over there! it's long sleeves and jacket weather here ><

Unknown said...

Great photos!Love the outfit as well;)

Anshul Bhargava said...

I love that plaid shirt Helene!! And you look so gorgeous!!! Very casual and yet at the same time, chic!!! <3 Love it!! :)


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Unknown said...

I felt exactly the same when I was in Amsterdam. It's like time just stands still there...I felt so incredibly carefree. If I ever wanna leave London, I'd definitely consider moving to Amsterdam.

I think your outfit perfectly reflects the casual vibe of Amsterdam..all black everything with a bit of tartan? Yes please. Also, your skin is glowing!!! So jel :D

Jasmin xx

Unknown said...

Loving this casual yet chic look, your jeans and plaid shirt are perfect !

Unknown said...

Love your sense of fashion!
Kisses from Miami,

Unknown said...

Great post! I love your sandals! Such cute photos!


Unknown said...

Lovely photos of Amsterdam. Love your black look + his shirt, perfect casual chic style.

Jasmine x
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ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow you really traveled a lot this summer, did not realize you went here too and that this painting was so big. WOW!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Fabulous memories! I always love your style. It's non fuss, minimal and stylish. Perfect! said...

love your look! comfy and cool!



Stephanie said...

This look is so basic but SO great at the same time! It's all abt the sandals and the SUNNIES! that pull it together amazingly: well and you Lol!!! You look beyond! Euroheath for the Win! Big hugs! xxoxo

SprinklesofStyle said...

Adorable photos here too…love the sandals, they look so comfy!!! :)

Layla xx