That Time of Year

That Time of YearIt’s that time of the year again. The days are finally getting longer, the sun is coming out more and more often, temperatures are slowly but steadily crawling their way back above the 0°C mark, and birds are chirping off the roofs. Spring is in the air. Finally!

That Time of YearThat Time of Year The weeks just after Christmas are always the bleakest. The wonderful Christmas time is over, the days are dark and cold, and we don’t even get proper snow anymore…not like back in the day when it used to snow so heavily travelling by sleigh was totally normal (at least when you were lucky enough to be a 5-year-old). For the past few years, the winter months (except December of course) just haven’t been as magical as they used to be when I was a kid.

That Time of Year But I love the magic…it makes me happy and hopeful! And I think I have finally found it again. What else could possibly make me shun my all black uniform and hop into a much more cheerful ensemble? It must be the magic of impending springtime! And indeed, the sun in Berlin is practically daring us to embrace a playfully romantic and pastel coloured wardrobe.

That Time of Year So this is me looking playful and romantic in my very own minimalistic kind of way – in winter whites and the statement piece of the season, the camel coat. This look does make me wonder, though. How far will I step out of my comfort zone next season to embrace more girly trends like floral prints and dusky pinks? Watch this space!

That Time of Year

The Look

Turtleneck – Uniqlo (similar here)

Jeans – Zara (similar here)

Coat – Mango (similar here)

Bag – Zara

Shoes – Converse

  • Beauty Follower

    Wonderful coat!
    In Athens the temperature reached 15oC yesterday.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Wow…that’s amazing! We had a pretty warm Sunday too yesterday :) xx

  • http://www.eyeseeeuphoria.com/ Eye See Euphoria

    Your style is always amazing. Thanks for sharing buddy.

    Eye See Euphoria | http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/lets-take-a-trip-to-the-circus

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you :) xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Ohh, your post is making me excited to see what you have in store for us style-wise and everything else now that you’re in the mood for Spring. I love how you style the long camel coat – the simplicity in the color scheme is just soothing to the eye. I’m definitely stalking this space, hahaha! Happy Spring sweetness – your smile makes me smile =) xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…thank you Shanaz! New seasons are so exciting, aren’t they? :) xx

  • #byLily

    Haa indeed the opposite of the black! Still A la Jasmin though, rocking the monochrome. I love both sides and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this spring 😉

    PS: Even though these photos are taken inside, the lighting is still perfect!! Nice job!!

    X Lily
    http://www.hashtagbyliy.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Lily! Exactly :) I’m quite excited to see what I’ll wear in spring myself…I can’t quite decide how girly I am feeling this season..hehe. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to take your own picture indoors. If somebody else had taken the pictures the lighting would definitely have been better 😉 Oh well… xx

  • http://theleeday.com/ annie lee

    omg i can’t get enough of this look! something i’d love to wear :) love how you toned it down with a pair of kicks!

    theleeday.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…thank you! What can I say, I’m a sneakers girl :) xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Amazing combination as always! I love camel coats. Just perfect.

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie :) xx

  • http://tr3ndygirl.com/ tr3ndygirl

    looking so amazing i really love this look
    I posted a new review, I’d love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie :) xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    Watch out indeed:) Who knows what is coming! I’m looking forward to see what changes spring will have in store for us.
    I do really like your minimalist combo….camel and white seem so right one for another.
    I always thought winter whites are fabulous…in this case they are nothing short of perfect…really superb casual smart look.
    I can feel the spring in the air as well…for some time now actually. Despite the windy and changeable weather, I could smell spring as early as two weeks ago.
    When I saw cherry blossoms in Mostar last week, I was sure of it!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Ahh…that’s amazing! I just discovered the first blooms too! I love this time of year…it’s so full of hope and anticipation. xx

  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    Beautiful lady in a funky casual outfit. Love these photos – so natural and so beautiful :))

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Lu! I’m happy you like the look :) xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    Giiiiirl, I can’t even imagine you in florals and pinks- I would be very curious to see how you incorporate that into your style :) And ugh, Chicago is still two months away from spring weather. Why do I live here -__-

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…truth be told, I used to be a quite the barbie before I started blogging, and loved pink dresses 😀 Anyways…it’s still snowing in Chicago isn’t it? I’ve actually discovered the first blooms in our garden…yay :) xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    Spring is in the air in Milan too, at least in the afternoon, 12° C :)))
    In the morning it’s still pretty cold, but you can listen to the birds singing…
    What a lovely look, amazing coat and Converse!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      12°C?? That’s amazing! I even discovered the first blooms this morning :) xx

  • http://www.fashionoverreason.com/ Fashion Over Reason

    Ugh if only NYC would get the spring memo already! You’re so lucky to be experiencing that springtime renewed hope, because it sure hasn’t hit the US yet. I will live vicariously through you! PS love the white and beige on you, so fresh and gorgeous!

    xx Hélène
    http://www.FashionOverReason.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…I’ve even discovered the first blooms this morning! Spring has really sprung here in Germany. I hope NYC gets the memo too soon 😉 xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com Lena Chu

    You look lovely Jasmin! Minimalistic pieces look amazing on you, and the classic camel coat is a great example! I love the wide lapels of the coat and how you paired with an all-white ensemble. Super chic and cool!! Happy friday love! :) xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Lena! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend :) xx

  • http://notjessfashion.com/ Jessica

    I’m diggin’ that all white ensemble with that gorgeous coat. And love your hairstyle.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Jessica. That’s very sweet of you :) xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    I’m really loving your camel coat, and whites are always happy! Seriously can’t wait for spring because london is still freeeezing! x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Bibi! Berlin is kinda freezing too, but it’s been so sunny for the past two weeks :) xx

  • http://tr3ndygirl.com/ tr3ndygirl

    stunning look, love this coat
    kiss
    http://tr3ndygirl.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much sweetie! Glad you like it :) xx

  • http://www.thelaughingshooter.com/ Tania

    your coat looks so nice!!!! Would be so nice to wear with floral and fringe as well!

    http://www.thelaughingshooter.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks for the great tip Tania :) xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    This outfit is so perfect, there’s nothing better than the subtle combo of white and camel, so in love!!

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you I totally agree. It’s the perfect combo for spring :) xx

  • http://www.rebecca-jacobs.com/wanderdust Rebecca Jacobs

    Beautiful look! I absolutely adore the coat and how you’ve paired it with all white—so fresh! Spring is always hard for me because I want to join in on the airy dresses and florals but it always still feels like winter here until at least May!

    —Rebecca
    http://www.wanderdust.co

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Rebecca! Don’t get me wrong. The weather has been super nice here in Berlin, but it’s still kinda freezing. Although I don’t think it will be cold until May. Let’s hope you’re luckier this year too 😉 xx

  • http://shekinahjoy.com/ Shekinah

    I love all the photos. Your coat is so nice and I love you you styled your outfit. So stunning. <3

    x, shekinahjoy.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Shekinah. That’s very sweet of you :) xx

  • http://www.laurajaneatelier.com Laura Jane Atelier

    I love your camel coat

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Laura :) xx