During the past weeks when the weather was as unreliable as AirBerlin lately, the safest option in terms of clothing has been a pair of jeans combined with a t-shirt and a jumper (plus a raincoat if you’re living in Salzburg). As much as I adore this simple uniform, I got pretty tired of wearing jeans all the time. Although it simply is the easiest thing to dress in for a day at the office, I stepped out of my comfort zone and slipped into my plissé skirt. It’s one of my favorite staples when traveling, because it offers lots of possibilities to combine it: You can easily dress it up with a blouse and a pair of heels for a fancy dinner, or you dress it down with a t-shirt and sneakers for a day of exploring the city. Plus: It doesn’t crinkle! Amazing, amaright!?
However, I realized when I’m at home I hardly ever wear that plissé skirt for no obvious reason. So I gave it a shot and combined with one of the recent additions to my closet, the Mermaid Off Duty shirt. When I saw it online the other day, I just had to have it because it reminded my of our trip to Australia. We went out to a tiny island at the Great Barrier Reef one day and the captain of the little Speedboat that took us out there wore a shirt saying “Save a shark. Eat a mermaid.” I thought that was pretty funny, so when I saw the mermaid shirt I hit the buy button right away. Now it reminds me of one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to – Fitzroy Island. And clothes that have the power to make you feel good are the best kind of clothes, right?