Hello there!I'm Sonja, a fashion loving Dutchie living in Amsterdam. I'm a huge fashion lover, and I'm also a vegetarian, a crazy cat lady, an interior and pancake junkie, and I'm all about living a green and cruelty-free lifestyle!
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January 16, 2016
In the blog post series ‘Talking Style’ I’m interviewing fellow bloggers about their style. And I ask them for tips of fun unknown shops, and how to find your own style! This time, I’m talking style with Rowan from Retromantisch! So, time to get to know her and her style a little better!
1. How would you describe your style?
Retro and romantic. That’s the reason why I called my blog ‘Retromantic’. I love clothing pieces which seem to come from the past. It doesn’t really matter to me whether these items are real vintage pieces, or that they just have a retro appearance. Oh, and I love flower prints!
2. What can visitors expect when they land on your blog?
Next to fashion (OOTD’s, wishlists and lookbooks) I love being creative, and interior. So, I often post about those topics too. Other than that, the color palette on my blog is very recognizable: warm, romantic shades like burgundy, old pink and orange are dominant.
3. What’s on top of your wishlist?
I recently discovered the vintage inspired watches by Olivia Burton. The watch I really wanted to have when I discovered it, disappeared from the collection unfortunately. But as soon as they have another beauty like that, I will certainly get it! But most of all, I really want to find a vintage moon phase watch!
4. What’s your favorite go-to outfit?
A dress or skirt with a nice floral top. When it comes to shoes, I often go for brogues or oxfords, because they’re really comfortable. Maybe add a hat, beret or headband & go!
5. Who’s your biggest (fashion) inspiration or example?
I really love the retro style of Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift. Their swing skirts, floral prints, Oxfords, ballerina’s and romantic blouses make me really happy.
6. Which item in your closet is your absolute favorite?
My tulle skirt. Really dreamy and romantic. Unfortunately not really an item to wear to work. ;)
7. Any smaller or unknown brands we need to know about?
Miss Patina is a fantastic retro brand I think.
8. What is your favorite trend at the moment?
Pinafore drseses! At the moment, I have tree, and I really love wearing all of them.
9. And last, but not least, any tips for people who are currently figuring out their own style?
Try everything you like. Don’t let other people’s opinions lead you, because in the end it’s about you feeling good in what you wear. And look around! When I see someone on the street and I think:”Woooaah, you look amazing!’ I try to look at what it is that makes the outfit so special. You can use that in your own creativity when putting together an outfit.
So, what do you think of Rowan’s style? You can check out her blog at www.retromantisch.com!