Some of you might think ‘huh, what’s this new face doing here?’ and some of you might recognize me from the first Style Talk back in April. I am Nicole and I work as a stylist and shopping editor at Dutch ELLE and from now on I am going to throw in a monthly wishlist on afterDRK.
Kicking off with my greatest love – denim! Because denim is versatile and best friends with my other great love, leather. Because it can be dressed up ánd down, it works for many and for many occasions.
Made in Heaven, or MiH, is one of my ultimate favorite denim brands. Mainly due to their unexpected fits, like a high wasted semi-skinny with trumpet legs – my personal favorite – or the slouchy chopped and cuffed boyfriend Phoebe, here combined with the ultimate sexy: a deep ballet back.
I like to match my light blue denims with crispy white, to keep things fresh.
This leather jacket from BLK DNM is the newest addition to my personal wardrobe, the best biker ever made. I have to admit the price tag is quite hefty. But when items really suit the rest of your closet and your personal style, they are worth the investment. I have been wearing it ever since it passed the cash register.
Is there anything more comfy than cozying up in a cuddly sweater? Dries van Noten makes this seasons best, with a subtle shimmer detail. The soft structure of these kind of knits makes a good clash with raw denim.
Sneakers and beanies
In my spare time, I like to wear my denim cool and boyish, with an easy-going sneaker and hair-care-free beanie.
Denim gets an instant upgrade from a handsome bag or refined jewellery.