Colorful Season – Black & White Style

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Most people have a favorite season and I have to admit that autumn has always been the season that I liked the least. But that has changed over the years, especially since I have lived in Singapore for a while. With no seasons in Singapore (there is wet and dry seasons though), I totally lost the feeling for a year passing by when living there. It was always ‘summer’ in Singapore, and then suddenly it was Christmas and the next year started. So, after a while I really missed the seasons we have here in Europe and I now very much appreciate experiencing all of them, including autumn.

Autumn wows us with trees showing off their beautifully colored leaves, accentuated by a golden afternoon light. So, it isn’t surprising that some of the trend colors for the fall/winter season 2017/2018 are beautiful shades of red, yellow, orange and brown. However, I’m wearing a look today without any of the seasonal trend colors, but just as compelling thanks to strong contrasts.Öko Outfit Inspo für den Herbst

Black & White styles are never out of season

It’s a fact that black & white looks never really go out of style. And maybe you already noticed from some of my previous posts that I love wearing black & white outfits, no matter what the season. Why? Because without much effort this color combo always looks cool and classy at the same time. Öko Outfit-Inspo für den Herbstgreenlooksgreat-herbst-outfit-pullover-lana

Feels like velvet: Vegan cork handbag

For my black & white outfits I like to play with different materials and always add at least one eye-catching piece, like in this case the shopper with a black & white check pattern. By the way, this shopper is made from cork – a fantastic vegan alternative to leather! Believe it or not, this bag feels incredibly soft, almost like velvet, and is very light. But that’s not all: cork is also water-resistant, very robust and most important for the green fashionistas among us, cork is one of the best materials from a sustainability point of view. Herbst-Outfit mit veganer Taschegreenlooksgreat-herbst-outfit-pullover-korktascheAll the pieces making up my outfit (except for the shoes) are from eco-fair fashion labels:

  • Coat by Lanius (PR sample*) //  100% pure new wool, from sheep farmed under organic conditions
  • Sweater by lana (PR sample*) // made from 100% organic cotton, vegan
  • Jeans by hessnatur (my own) // made from 98% organic cotton and 2% elastane
  • Shopper by Artelusa (PR sample*) // made from cork, vegan // available at // Korkallee is proud winner of UK’s leading green P.E.A. Awards 2017 in the category “Nature”

Please always shop consciously.

Yours, Mary x

*All PR samples have been chosen by myself and were sent back after the photo shooting. No paid cooperation.

Pictures: Alexa Sommer /

Hair/Make-up: Melanie Schaab