Hi makers and fashion lovers! Kelly here, back with another fashionista ready to give some style insight for this week's How to Wear It.
Here at OML we celebrate the unique styles of all makers. Minimalists, this one's for you. Merel of Chain Twenty is here to talk about about the art of a minimalistic style with her gorgeous grey and white scarf.
When it comes to fashion and style, Merel doesn't stray far from neutral colors, basic patterns, practical materials and minimalistic designs.
I’d say my knitwear reflects the style I’m always looking for myself while shopping. With my brand
new, soon to be launched, blog and shop 'Chain Twenty', I’m trying to create those high quality,
modern, and timeless fashion and interior essentials suitable for any modern fashionista, Merel added.
Let's check out more about Merel and her sleek minimalist style, shall we?
"Ever since I can remember, I have been addicted to scarves. They keep me warm in cold winter mornings, cover me up during chilly summer nights, and provide extra coziness at home. Add to this the fact that I love both stripes and garter stitch and you’ll understand why I fell head over heels for the diagonal pinstripe scarf pattern by The Purl Bee. This striped scarf is a slightly adjusted version of the pattern, made of a gorgeous merino/cotton blend."
(See The Purl Bee pattern here).
"It is great to see how this striped scarf adjusts itself to any situation. Combined with a pair of
black trousers, a crisp white shirt and some patent leather flats, it immediately radiates that
slouchy-chic vibe, perfect for a day at the office."
"Add the scarf to you favorite plain grey tee, some good old black skinnies, and a badass pair of
white kicks and you’ll be ready for… anything basically (?!), while still looking awesome and put
"And on those days you don’t know where you left your feminine side (happens to me a lot), just
take out those loose fitted jeans, steal your man’s sweater, and finish it with some classic
Converse All Stars. Fun fact: This is actually my own sweater, but it is from the men’s department
and I bought my boyfriend the exact same one in dark blue -- which I’m wearing more often than he
Are you as in love with Merel's minimal vibes as we are? Be sure to pop on over to her brand new website www.chaintwenty.com to see more of her style!
What do you think about keeping it simple with a minimalistc style? Comment below and share your thoughts @ourmakerlife IG and tag us #ourmakerlife for a chance to have your style featured!If you have a keen eye for fashion and would like to share your versatile accessories with the world, just send us a quick 'OML HTWI' email - we'd love to put together a HTWI with you.
Kelly, OML dream team
Merel, a 26-year-old personal style blogger, research master student, and part time shoe store saleswoman, has found some much needed relaxation in knitting and crochet. It didn’t take her long to become addicted and to make her designs fit her love for the simple, the clean, and the minimalistic. After some stubbornly recurring dreams about what it would be like, Merel recently took the plunge and started Chain Twenty, a soon to be officially launched handmade shop and inspirational blog. Chain Twenty will feature neutral, modern, and high quality fashion and interior essentials that are meant to last its owners a lifetime.