I was recently contacted by easyJet to take part in a contest they've got going on, with the prize being a trip to Amsterdam for two, with accommodation in a four star hotel, £150 spending money and a cocktail experience at the House of Bols.
Now it's fairly obvious that I already live in Amsterdam, but I thought I'd still give it a whirl and enter.
So the instructions are that you have to create an outfit you would wear for the time you spent in the city. I decided to break it down a little bit, into what I'd wear at different times during the weekend.
So with no further a-do, check out my #AmsterdamStyle for the easyJet holidays competition!
On the first day, after dropping our stuff at the hotel, I thought I'd dress up pretty smart, for a day of shopping in high-end boutiques and independent stores in the 9 Straatjes, then drinking coffee and mint tea while sitting in cafes along the canals. This outfit is simplistic-chic; a grey box-coat from IKKS, Cheap Monday jeans, an A.P.C t-shirt, Acne Boots and a beautiful bracelet from Mango.
I also decided to make an "Essentials," of what I would carry in my bag, including my iPhone so I can take pictures and put them on instagram as I'm on the go, a Moleskine and Parker Pen, to write down... (well I'm not 100% sure what I'd write down to be honest, but I always carry one round) a Leica camera (in my dreamzzz,) Illesteva Leonard sunglasses and an Alexander Wang coin purse.
In the evening, when we visit the House of Bols for our Cocktail Experience, I decided that I'd go all out with my outfit; black and white, smart and chic. I adore this Lanvin blouse underneath the Balmain blazer with these killer Camilla Skovgaard heels. I think that the see-through Acne bag adds a little bit of a contemporary twist on this classic monochromatic look.
The next morning, I decided that Sunday would consist of brunch in De Ysbreeker cafe along the Amstel river, then a trip to museums and galleries in the city that I haven't visited yet. I kept this pretty casual, layering up with a cosy A.P.C jumper, khaki gilet, Weekday shoe boots and an Ann Demeulemeester bag.
What I like about Amsterdam fashion, is that there's a completely diverse mix of styles; from classically smart and chic, to a relaxed bohemian vibe, to simple Scandinavian style, to teens with a bit of a 5-borough, American influence, with Varsity Jackets and Jordans.
As I mentioned, we'd be staying at a hotel, and easyJet created a list of some of the hotels in the city, with my favourite being the Eden Amsterdam Americanhttp://holidays.easyjet.com/netherlands/amsterdam/amsterdam-city/eden-amsterdam-american-hotel.htm, which is kinda not surprising when you see the rooms and decor are like this:
If you want to enter the contest and win a two day trip to Amsterdam, including flights and the fun cocktail experience in House of Bols plus £150 to spend while you're there, check out the website and find out how to enter.
Check out my IRONICFASHION polyvore feed here to see my planned outfits and find out exactly where you can get the items from, and my Pinterest Outfit Board to see other little creations I've made.
Hope you've enjoyed the post and good luck if you enter! If you do, and you win, let's meet up for coffee!