Oh Athens, you really stole my heart!
After a long and cold winter, I couldn’t wait to be in warmer climes and enjoy the feeling of warm sunshine on my skin. I have to admit that I am not the kind of traveler, who plans a lot in advance, I like a city to captivate me and to let me go with its flow. There’s something magical about the moment, when you’ve just arrived in a place and then go out and explore it, and see it in a way, in which you can never see it again: for the first time and without having a plan or a clear expectation. I love new places and I love big city noise, the whirring of the traffic, the sound of people in the streets and the screeching of the swallows in the sky. What really impressed me about Athens is its energy, the positive vibe and how this city blends history and modernity so effortlessly. And I really fell in love with its colours! From above Athen looks like an endless sea of white buildings (I highly recommend watching the sunset from Mount Lycabettus). But when you start exploring the city, you’ll discover all sorts of vibrant colours: houses painted in dark, earthy shades, pink, blue and red, beautiful ceiling decorations, colourful flower pots, window frames and shutters. And then of course there are lots of colourful flowers, trees full of oranges and in the evening the Acropolis reflects the orange and pink evening sun. And lets not forget about the endless blue of the sky! It’s not allowed to build anything that’s higher than the Acropolis, so there are no skyscrapers to be found in Athens – the Greek people want to be able to look above and see the beauty of the sky.
This was my first day in Athens: I chose to wear an effortless outfit, consisting of a white shirt by Mykke Hofmann (classic, but with a twist: I love the voluminous sleeves and the structure of the fabric), a cool pair of Acne jeans which I chose to DIY ankle crop, in order to show off the best part of my outfit: those super cute block heel sandals by Högl Shoes with a romantic flower print, to match Athens and its colours.
I AM WEARING:
Mykke Hofmann Blouse (AW18/19 Collection)
Högl Sandals (shop here)
Bally Cross Body Bag
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