hey woman! x Massimo Dutti

In December I happily flew to a not so Christmasy Barcelona to see a preview of Massimo Dutti’s summer collection. There the viewing was finally once again a collaboration with the talented Marina Gallo (she’s made her mark as a fashion editor for Spanish Vogue) and had the wonderful chance of being photographed by one of my favorite photographers – namely Benny Horne (and, fyi, good to know: the Australian is married to supermodel Julia Stegner) – so enticing!

I’ll definitely pack the following looks for my next trip to warmer destinations. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to Las Vegas or Kreuzberg.

The flared, faded jeans and the ribbed long-sleeve shirt are almost my airplane “travel pyjamas.” Because no matter how hot it is at my destination, my sleeves and pants legs always have to be long. The fine necklace is my version of a bolo tie.

An absolute all-arounder is the airy boho dress. It’s a killer piece from mornings, with a jean jacket when it’s still a little cool out, to evenings paired with a simple laced up sandal and a small bucket bag.

I love the retro look of the high-waisted denim Culottes. They’re the perfect shorts for hot days when I still want to be “dressed,” and they’ll allow me entrance in any church, palace or museum tour.

The right handbag is important for any successful packing experience: the cognac tone of the satchel bag, which has enough room for a bottle of water and a book, fits perfectly with denim blue.

Walking barefoot is definitely one of my favorite things. Because it’s most wonderful at home, I always completely unpack my luggage as soon as I get home and hide my shoes away, no matter where my trip has taken me.

I always have a simple black slip dress in silk jersey with me, it doesn’t wrinkle and has already sweetened some spontaneous evenings. On cooler days I wear a turtleneck underneath it and for less festive occasions I’ll combine it with a loose fitting, printed vintage t-shirt.

A small leather bag with an envelope shape is a great styling element to hang diagonally (like a messenger bag) across an oversized shirt, which I like to borrow from my boyfriend when my travel closet gets tight.

I only wear safari colors like sand and khaki after a few days in the sun, after I’ve gotten a bit of color. Then I celebrate them cool and casual à la Yves with chic black accessories and a lot of skin.

Denim dresses are the perfect companions. If it’s a little cooler, I just combine them with long jeans or a turtleneck underneath.

You can see more here.

Photographer: Benny Horne
Stylist: Marina Gallo
– in cooperation with massimo dutti

Born and raised in Munich/Germany, Veronika’s professional career has developed from being a model to a fashion editor, to online luxury retailing and most recently style editor of Harpers Bazaar Germany. She currently lives in Berlin where in the beginning of 2015 she started a company with Julia Knolle, the ex-editor at large of Vogue Digital.
Oh, and she loves pugs!