Festival trends seen at Coachella 2019

Coachella Festival is the catwalk that defines the new trends for this coming festival season, and what to wear this summer.With the festival weekend one gone, we can talk about some of the outfits and festival trends for 2019! 

Trend » Sneakers
Yep, sneakers are cool and you are allowed to bring them to the festival this year. Hailey Bieber was wearing Vans at the Levi’s party last weekend and many peeps wore the comfy shoe at Coachella.

Hailey Biebier wearing Vans
Hailey Bieber being casual

Trend » Whites
Even though the dust at Coachella Festival makes everything dirty, white dresses, tops and skirts were more popular than previous years. Check out Sincerly Jules, Helen Howen and Jamie Kidd in pearl white.

Coachella trends 2019

Jaimie Kidd
Jamie Kidd in white

Trend » Lays
Flaunt it with everything lace this year, because this trend is back in 2019.

 Coachella lace

Trend » Multi Color
Colors are proven to make people happy, so we totally feel this one. People went crazy on colors this year. What do you think?

Coachella trends

Hair Trend » Long Braids 
The double parting braids we have seen for the last 2 years have vanished but long traditional braids are back in 2019! If you don’t have long hair, you can fake it with extensions and add in some colour too. We like it!

Braids Coachella Festival
Braids are back, but different

Trend » Denim
The Coachella trend that never fails; Denim. We saw a whole lot of it at Coachella this year. Timeless right?

Denim at Coachella

So which trend will you follow this festival season?

Check out our Festival Guide for 2019!




These Are The Coolest Concept Stores in Amsterdam

Fashion and apparel concept stores are popping up all over the world, so is Amsterdam. A great experience where you find a combination of fashion, food, furniture, books, art, all-in one! It involves more than just shopping, inspiring places where you can wander around and discover new and secondhand stuff where it’s hard to leave empty handed.

Find out where to look for the coolest Concept Stores in Amsterdam:


A cute little store in West where you will find a selected mix of funky new brands.
T.I.T.S stands for ‘This Is The Shit’, and they live up to the name! Most of the brands in store are yet unknown and these are all very special pieces for affordable prices. I bought an amazing hat of Brixton for only 60 euros. They also have a little coffee corner in the back where they serve excellent coffees and when it’s sunny you can drink your coffee in their beautiful garden.
De Clerqstraat 78



This amazing store is located in one of our favorite streets in Amsterdam. The Haarlemmerstraat. Full of boutique shops and eateries, this place is kinda special and different from other concept stores in Amsterdam. All items are handmade with a focus on nature. You can find warm scarves and cardigans, handcrafted jewellery, decorations, paper goods and kitchenware. The store is also a big fan of sustainability and therefore prefers to sell as many local goods as possible. Did you know Sukha means “joy of life” in Sanskrit? No wonder, this store will make you smile.
Haarlemmerstraat 110

Amazing Suhka Source


Four young owners started Hutspot in Amsterdam to provide a platform for creativity that enables ideas, products and people to become easily accessible. You can shop for clothing, accessories, art, housewares, plants and furniture at Hustspot. They started a second shop after their first great success – Van Woustraat and Rozengracht. More important to mention is that you will find unique brands that use sustainable materials and secure the rights of marginalised producers and workers. There’s a cafe where you can read magazines, drink a very nice cup of coffee and have some healthy salads and sandwiches or meet up with friends. Also the ultimate place to work from.
Rozengracht 204-210 – Van Woustraat 4



They started their journey at the Kinkerstraat and now they are back again after pop-up stores on the Bilderdijkstraat and Magna Plaza. Their motto is “Work like a captain, Play like a Pirate. Young entrepreneurs and creatives showcase their sustainable and natural products including Gekaapt their own goods. They offer the most cool travel essentials ever and next to that you will also find some very nice plants, handpicked cactus plants of Cabloom They also have a nice coffee corner where you can sit down and enjoy your organic coffee en some homemade cakes and sandwiches. They hijack space and create huzz & buzz! What is not to like up here? They recently opened a kids Gekaapt next door which we love!
Kinkerstaat 320  Amsterdam


Concept Stores are super happening right now!


We’ve already highlighted this amazing concept store in a previous blogpost and I will do it again since it’s worth sharing again. I fell in love immediately, what about you? This is probably my favorite lunch spot in Amsterdam. Their food is incredible healthy and so tasty. They switch their menu once a while so you will never get bored. A few of our favorites: Roasted Pumpkin sandwich with fresh rosemary, goat cheese, toasted on organic spelt bread, Quinoa salad with avocado, almonds, goat & sheep feta cheese, apricots, fresh mint and lemon. Next the food you will find lovely handmade jewelry of Mimi et Toi & Monocraft, organic creams of La Bruket, lovely basic shirts of Samsøe & Samsøe and beautiful knits of Sita Murt.
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All The Luck In The World

Love, love love this store in East Amsterdam! It’s so beautifully set up and every corner is a feast for your eyes. They have 3 locations in Amsterdam and one in Utrecht. You can drink a coffee, have some cake and tick away on your laptop. The interior is to die for and you want to buy everything!
Linnaeustraat 20H – Gerard Doustraat 86h – Berenstraat 2


Coolest concept stores in Amsterdam
Just one part of All The Luck in the World


We received an email of the one of the owners who was a little disappointing not to see Doordeweeks in our list. And she was absolutely right! This store is so cool! Founded by two creative girls, Suzy Beemsterboer and Jildou Fleur, Doordeweeks gives new twist to the concept of concept stores by providing a make-up bar and an experience during your visit to the store. They serve coffee from White Label and they sell edgy clothes, accessories, furniture and art.
Eerste van Swinden straat 22



On a mission – Make Amsterdam greener!
This is one of the greenest concept stores in town! Always wanted to know how to make a macramé plant hanger? Wildernes organizes workshops where you will learn how to pimp your place with plants! Inside you’ll find the ultimate urban wilderness – you will find yourself in jungle paradise. You can also sit down and relax, order coffee and seriously nice cakes.
Bilderdijkstraat 165 F

Wildernis is the greenest concept store


This is one of our favorite stores when looking for a fantastic original gift. What many people probably don’t know is that Anna en Nina founded their namesake agency in 2012, back then they were only specialized in jewelry and accessories. After that Anna and Nina opened their first store in Amsterdam in 2013 with a second following in the same city in June 2014, where they sell a variety of super cool brands. They already have 3 locations at the moment! They sell funny and super nice jewelries, accessories, gifts and beautiful interior items.
Kloveniersburgwal 44 & Gerard Doustraat 94 & Reguliersgracht

Ana & Nina

Circle of Trust

This concept store started in 2005 as a fashion brand for men, women and kids. In 2014 they opened their first concept store in the Pijp, located on the Ferdinand Bolstraat around the corner from Albert Cuypstraat. The men, women and children collections from Circle of Trust are represented including a nice mix of wanna-have lifestyle, care products, vintage and contemporary furniture, fashion and plants.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 47

Circle of Trust

Hartje Oost

This small, but uber cute concept store is selling great coffee and wonderful fashion. Oh, they also have a few great items on sale for your house like special lights, plates or plants. 
Javastraat 23 

Photo by simonevanreesphotography

Things I like, Things I Love

This store is super cute. You can find a few racks of beautiful clothes here plus things to decorate your home with. We also love the small earrings they sell and bought a few! They also have a popup store in the Gasthuismolensteeg 10!
Jan Evertsenstraat 106 & Ceintuurbaan 69

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Sissy Boy

Okok, we all know this one. Nevertheless, it’s so worth mentioning Sissy Boy because it’s one of the best concept stores in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. It seems that they are getting better every year with new upgrades on style, furniture and musthaves. When we walk past a Sissy Boy store, we can’t help it but take a peek inside and before we know it, our bank account has lost a little funding, oops! There are too many locations to mention so take a look at the website to find your nearest store. Sissy Boy may close its stores because bankruptcy, such a shame! Vingers crossed that they will make it.

Which Concept Store is your favorite?



Exclusive » Wander-Lust & Costes Campaign!

We can finally tell you about our exiting new collaboration…with Costes!
It could be that you’ve seen something in the Costes stores around The Netherlands last week? Cool Wanderlust flyers are given out in all the stores announcing our collaboration with the cool brand. So why is this interesting for you? -we hear you think.. Well, you can win some pretty awesome prices!

Wander-Lust & Costes
With so many good options to choose from..

Costes is a Dutch fashion brand (founded in 2013) for women who want to wear stylish clothes for every occasion. Whether it’s for an office look, glam chique or the perfect summer outfit (yes, they also have bikini’s!), everything can be found at their boutique style stores and online shop.

Costes X Wander-Lust is all about travel this season

The Campaign
We were super exited when they approached us for this collaboration. But now, let’s tell you about the campagne because trust us, this is something you want to know about. This season Costes is all about traveling and doing it in style!
We’ve packed 3 suitcases from SuitSuit with different styles of Costes Fashion. Each suitcase represents a city in Europe. Pick your favorite suitcase and you may win:

  • 3-day city-trip with SRPRS.me for you and a friend, incl. flights, hotel and pocket money
  • Suitcase set (of 2) from SUITSUIT
  • Costes look worth €250!

Wander-Lust & Suit Suit
Which suitcase would you pick?

» Suitcase 1: summer boho colors & flowy fits
» Suitcase 2: minimalistic style with sophisticated prints & colors
» Suitcase 3: girly items, romantic colors & paisley prints

So which suitcase would you prefer? 



*As Costes Fashion is based in The Netherlands, only residents of The Netherlands can apply

Coming soon Wander-Lust and Costes!

Something exiting is coming up soon and you can be a part of it! Do you have wanderlust and the urge to explore (in style)? Good news because Wander-Lust is teaming up with COSTES Fashion for a cool campaign and it’s all about travel!
This coming Tuesday, we will announce the full campaign and we’re pretty sure you wanna hear about it! 

Packing our favorite styles but where to?

Can’t wait much longer? Visit a COSTES store near you and check out the flyers on the counter!



Interview »The Wanderlust of.. Notre Vue

Welcome to our new monthly series! The Wanderlust of..
Each month we interview creative people that share our love for travel. To kick off with, we start with the uberstylish men from Notre Vue.
Luc (29) and Steven (30) are two friends from Amsterdam that took Instagram by storm with their amazing shots and sense of style. Both men have traveled quite a bit and have the wanderlust virus just like us We asked them some questions.


So in short, what the hell is Notre Vue?
Luc » Hahaha, we’re story tellers, we create content for brands and retailers as well as our own creative projects.
Steven » I call it content creators who tell a story about the brand or retailer from our point of view. So yeah what Luc said..

How many countries have you visited?

Steven » A lot and many more coming!!
Luc » Around 50, but still so much more to go. This year I want to at least add 3 more to the list.

Steven from Notre Vue
Steven in Alicante

Impressive! What’s the most beautiful place you have ever been to?
Luc » I really loved Noosa in Australia, it’s this really nice little town
on the Eastcoast. The whole town is right in the middle of the National park. So wildlife everywhere you go, from Koala’s to even whales just off shore.
Never seen such a clean country either.
Steven » To me it’s Sekumpul in Bali. The most beautiful valley I’ve ever been to. Full of waterfalls, swallows, butterflies, monkey and the awesome rays of sunshine on the valley completes the perfect picture.

Luc traveled through Australia in 2012

Which country is on your bucket list and why?
Steven » Tokyo!! This is the closest that you can get to end up in a
complete different world. You can’t read anything and the culture and
style is just amazing! I Really want to experience that.
Luc » Tokyo for the urban/city, New Zealand for it’s nature.

“Notre Vue is a group of friends from Amsterdam expressing their creativity and passion for anything we put our minds to.”

What is your nr 1 place in the world you wish to visit to make shots for Notre Vue?
Luc » For me something crazy with a lot of Urbex locations, New York, Chicago come to mind, but also Tokyo or even way out there.. Chernobyl.
Steven » Iceland, New Zealand, Tokyo, New York, Rocky Mountains, San Francisco

The boys from Notre Vue live in Amsterdam
Chillin’ in their hometown Amsterdam

Ever had a bad experience whilst traveling?
Steven » Just running to the toilet that’s it…
Luc » Not really, lost my suitcase two times, but it always came back.

Thanks for that Steven..moving on! What’s one travel essential you would not leave without with?
Luc » Contact Fluid and a camera.
Steven » Hair elastic and a tooth brush

What language is the most sexy in the world to you and how many do you speak?
Steven » South American Spanish…
Luc » Italian by far! Italian women drive me crazy(good and bad way)…I’m fluent in 3 (English, German and Dutch) I can help myself I French and Italian.

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No lack of style

Nice! Name one song that would definitely be on your travel playlist.
Luc » Have Love, Will Travel – The Sonics
Steven »The World (is going up in flames) – Charles Bradley

So what kind of travelers are you guys? 
Steven »Explorer with a lil bit of luxury
Luc » Luxurious, Exploring Beachbum. I love to the beach, I love exploring everything but I hate camping!

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Thanks guys, see you soon!

Check out the Notre Vue boys on Instagram or visit their blog www.notre-vue.com.



The best comfy & stylish travel outfits

Travel in style!
I’m not like the usual backpacker, meaning; wearing the baggy travel pants with flip flops and a basic tank top. It’s easy to end up looking quite messy whilst traveling, though it’s definitely possible to look stylish and wear comfy clothes when doing this!! You can also find fashionable travel outfits in light weight fabrics, wrinkle free, quick drying etc.

I have some favorite pieces that I always bring with me, and I will tell you why these are handy for countries where it’s hot and where you sweet a lot, like in Asia. Of course you need to keep in mind that you will have to carry your back quite some time, therefore packing light is a must!

“The most comfy but stylish travel outfits for your next adventure!”

Hereby my all time favorites:

1. Levi’s denim short
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The 501 short Travel Outfits
Photo by David Stegenga

The iconic 501 short is something what can’t miss in your backpack. You look hot (at least, we try to!), it’s easy to combine and it’s very handy! Think about chilling in the park or when you are on a boat, wearing a short will give you the flexibility sitting cross-legged.
Even for jungle trekking a short can be useful.
Check out this Levi’s 501 vintage short

2. Maxi skirt
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Like a denim short, the maxi skirt is comfortable, flattering and it never go out of style.
The best maxi skirt is the one that hits above the ankle so it doesn’t sweep the floor! Not to worry when you are at the beach, but when you are walking in a city your skirt can get very dirty at the bottom. It also comes in handy to keep the mosquito’s away and a good choice when your legs are sunburned. They’re easy to add layers over as hide layers under – when it’s gets chill in the night. The nice thing about a maxi skirt is that you can easily dress up fancy for in the evening.

My faves of this moment:

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Asos: 44.12 | Asos: 59.56 |

3. Beach Towel / Beach dress
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Over years I struggled to find space in my backpack, so what to leave out? Towels take up a lot of space and take forever to dry, so why not bring a linen/cotton towel instead? These towels are extremely compact, very light, easy to hang up, dry very quick, big enough to cover all your belongings and great to wear as a dress! A lot of shops in different countries offer these kind of towels for a very cheap price, so need to order them right away! But if you want to be sure, here are some very nice ones that will save you a lot of space:

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Boudewijn: 178.00 USD | Remodelista: 45.00 USD |

4. Sexy and comfy travel pants
Yes, Pockets are maybe great, handy and necessary in some cases, but just bring a small backpack to put your staff in and go for a nice pants instead! You can look classy even while trekking! Important is to choose a pants with thin fabric and stretch which fit easily in your backpack. Have a look to these cool pants that you also can wear in the evening with a nice top:

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: 132.35 | Asos: 147.06 | Asos: 32.35 | Asos: 44.12



More essentials? Check here!

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Packing guide » Ibiza

I’ts time to relax, chill, explore…. That will happen this week on the magical island Ibiza.
Famous for being the party capital of the world, there’s a lot more to explore on this beauty.
This is the reason why I’m heading to Ibiza: sun, palmtrees, Beaches, views, spa’s, restaurants, shopping and 1 night of partying!

The Trip » Explore Ibiza in 5 days, and recharge my battery
Length of stay » 5 days
Budget » 600 euro’s exclusive flights

But first, I need to pack my bag! I didn’t opt for big luggage, so I can only bring carry on.
That’s a challenge when you go to this island, since you want to bring some very nice pieces next to your beach essentials.
Traveling light is alway a key for most of our trips but for this trip it’s even more important!
My motto is: Light but also Fashionable.

Carry On:
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7
» Mobile Power band for Smart Phone of Mitone
» What I always bring with me on my travels, the Ipad Air
» Apple EarPods when listening to music via my Ipad or Iphone
» My Levi’s denim pocket wallet (cool right!)
» My Levi’s leather card holder

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Colorful & Classic..
I love to combine classics with colorful essentials like my Wayuu Mochila handmade bag from Panama.
Tip » Create matching outfits when packing This way you always make sure that all items can be styled with another item – very important in this case, when you can’t bring to much. (I arrived in Panama once with all different tops, but I forgot to bring shorts!)
Of course you want to look good, but most important for me is the fabric. I love soft tops and comfortable shoes.

» Silver Flip flops from Havaianas
» Handmade Wayuu Mochila bag from Panama
» I always bring a few Levi’s shorts, the must have for your holidays!
» Maybe most important is suncare of my Lancaster (my fave, love the smell) with optimal UVA/UVB protection SPF30

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To the beach:
Since I will be a lot at the beach or swimming pool I have packed a lot of beach outfits. I love to swim and to sunbath especially after some heavy working months. It’s time to relax and chill > zen!
» I’m addicted to bikini’s. I think I have at least 15 bikini’s in total, all different colors. For Ibiza I choose this colorful bikini of Forever 21
» Always important to bring a hat and I love this black & white baby of Zara
» I serious can’t concentrate without wearing sunnies. Do you know this cool brand already, Ace & Tate?
» Elke and I always wear these beautiful accessories of Mimi et Toi with funny details like this one: Rock Star!

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I’m off! See you in Ibiza



Trash to Treasure

I love to wear clothes with a story behind it. You will not always find out where it’s been but vintage has been good to me.

Trash to Treasure is a platform where you can buy and sell items with a story. It’s been worn by somebody else but it still looks good. They make online shopping a personal experience. Each item is sold from somebody with a profile from the previous owner so you can see who you are buying it from.
They love to find the most unique items so they wander across markets outside The Netherlands to give it that extra foreign flavour.
Their online shop features items from fashionista’s, young designers and people with just some plain good taste.

I bought 2 items from the online shop which I’m very happy with!

1.This Green dreamy vest from Lovestoned.    



2. This Blue Blouse from a Danish Label

You can also buy accessories, home decoration and real vintage!

There is enough for men too, so guys, don’t be shy and shop till you drop!
Trash to Treasure has some pop up stores in Amsterdam. Check out their Facebook page for more info.



Top 5 » Wander Spots around the world

I have traveled a lot and one thing I love to do is walking around and find that piece that you keep with you for ever.
From luxury goods in London to quirky finds in Panama, to large shopping in New York,  I can easily wander away for hours or a whole day.

Hereby a few of my wander spots…

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