3 Ways to Wear: Polo Suspender Top

There´s a reason why our Suspender Tops are selling like hot cakes – they are versatile! Yes, you can hide the garter details under your skirt with stockings or wear it simply hiding under your trousers as a regular top but that´s only half of the fun. It´s time you showed off your suspenders! Here are a few ideas how to wear the top this week.

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This day look has a very strong rock´n´roll edge. Spice the Top up with other attention seeking detailing – leather jacket, printed trousers, cool tank boots – and your suspenders will make you look like a bad-ass rock star.

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Your office look just got a quirky twist! A very feminine outfit that will make your average cardi/skirt combination look fresh and exciting. It´s also perfect for after work dinner and cocktails without looking boring.

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The Polo Suspender Top will give your girly weekend outfit a powerful touch. The top is such an easy item to wear – just pair it with a skirt and off you go. Your effortless yet sexy weekend look sorted – you´re very welcome.

Photographer: Virge Viertek
Make-up/ Hair: Britt Ressar
Stylist: Piret Vapajeva
Model: Liis Teemusk

Behind the Scenes: Autumn/Winter 2014 Moodboard

Cosy up. Elegantly, please!
Every Autumn and Winter we shift towards the warm and comfy. Focus on materials that make us want to cosy up while staying sexy and elegant.
The star of this season is the soft and sumptuous Italian ribbed viscose jersey. Next to our decadent signature French lace and naughty mesh, the combination is bold and beautiful (yes, I just wrote that…).

Adventures in Brazil
Lime green mixed with grey, burgundy and black – combinations that shouldn´t work but work so very well. But then again, I designed most of the collection while travelling in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Jericoacoara – the powerful natural colour statements mixed with the man-made greyness is something that strikes you over and over again in that country.

Get your rabbit out
The AW14 collection has been inspired by an Estonian expression “Get the rabbit out of your trousers” which means be yourself, be brave and get out there! As well as the phrase representing the whole ethos of the brand, it has also literally influenced the collection –  little Marabou puffs reminding fluffy bunny tails have been used as a playful detail on our signature pieces – suspender tops, lace lingerie sets and luxe loungewear. And the best thing about them, they are removable!

Cheeky elegance
One of my main muses throughout the years has been Audrey Hepburn. Her free spirit and effortless style keep charming me over and over again. “What would Audrey do?” is often the starting point of a new collection. But this season we added a touch of rock ´n´ roll into the mix. No doubt that when Kate Moss becomes a cheeky Playboy bunny, it will turn into a reference point for our bunny-inspired collection.

Click to check out the new AW14 collection now in our boutique.

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Outfit ideas: Kristel Polo Suspender T-shirt

This Spring-Summer (and probably many Summers to come) we are obsessed with the Kristel Polo T-shirt. Here are some ideas how to mix the versatile top into your wardrobe.

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Dare to wear. For a glam evening look, mix the top with skinny trousers, a chic blazer and high heels. Balance the sexiness with cute details – like the adorable Charlotte Olympia bag.

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Office wardrobe just got a new favourite. If you prefer to hide your sexy side from your colleagues, then you can always wear the suspenders hidden under you skirt with or without stockings. What others see is a gorgeous, feminine, well-cut polo t-shirt with cute puff sleeves.

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Lazy Sunday look. Sporty & fun with an element of sexy that is guaranteed to spice up your outfit for that Mimosa brunch with friends.

Have fun! Explore!

For the details of the items used on these images please visit our Polyvore page.

What I wore in Tokyo

In March I spent a week in Tokyo hosting our 5th anniversary #ksworldtour party, but also visiting lingerie boutiques and meeting with Japan´s top fashion editors. As always I wanted to incorporate as many of our styles into my outfits as possible. Here are some examples of the outfits I wore that week in Tokyo.

Kriss Soonik Outfit with Rebecca Top and Eva Suspender Belt
2 pieces at one go! It was raining heavily one day, so really didn´t feel like wearing any colour. Instead decided to play with different black textures. The Rebecca jersey top with the lace collar and new Eva Suspender Belt are a match made in “underwear as outerwear” heaven. The Eva Suspender Belt is a fun item – you can be ultra sexy with suspenders attached to the belt, or go chic by removing the suspenders.

Kriss Soonik Lace Bodysuit Outfit
I love flared trousers that´s no secret. I also love bodysuits. And here I am matching my 70s look trousers with our Susan Lace Bodysuit. Don´y worry though if you´re not a bodysuit person. The Susan now also comes as a top. But did you know that both of the styles are reversible? You can wear the opening in the front or at the back. Versatile, sexy, elegant and fun pieces. No wonder they are our best-selling styles.

Kriss Soonik Suspender Top Outfit
At a meeting with a suspender top? Yes, always. And especially in Tokyo. Here I am wearing the Limited Edition Kristiina Ribbed Jersey Suspender Top from our next AW14 collection. An early teaser. Matching it with a pencil skirt and high heels. We have many similar styles on our webshop now, check out the Classic Kristel Suspender Top or Kristel Polo T-shirt from the current Spring/Summer collection.

3 reasons to love the Kristel Polo Suspender T-shirt

It´s not very often that we dedicate one full post to an item from our collections but the Kristel Polo Suspender T-shirt, and Kristel Polo Suspender Tank Top, deserve it.

It took me a couple of seasons to get the design finalised. I had been flirting with the idea for ages but wanted to be sure that when I started redesigning such a classic as is the pique polo t-shirt, then it had to become perfect. It started with finding the right fabric, getting the details, and of course the overall look, right. New Yorkers quickly named the style “preppy sexy”. Apparently it´s very hard to do…
And looking back, launching it for SS14, the timing couldn´t be better with the sports luxe trend causing a stir in the fashion world.

So here are 3 reasons why I have fallen head over heels for the t-shirt and how you could incorporate it into your daily wardrobe:

1. Fun
The suspender details give an old classic a completely new look. The puff-sleeves balance the sexiness levels, so the result feels more cool and sporty than in-your-face sexy. Wear it on top of your skirt or jeans for a fun, fabulous look.

2. Practical
If you don´t dare to wear the suspenders outside, then you can always wear them hidden under you skirt or jeans without stockings. What others will see is a gorgeous, feminine, well-cut polo t-shirt with pearl buttons and puffy sleeves.

3. Sexy
Or you can wear the top under your skirt with stockings bringing a power touch to the traditional polo t-shirt. No one except you knows what´s hidden under your skirt. And it´s completely up to the wearer to reveal it at the right time. Or not…

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From catwalk to real life – Kristel Polo Suspender T-shirt

Underwear as Outerwear. Why we love our Inventive Customers.

reversible jersey suspender top and bodysuit

As much as I want to make our pieces multi-functional, reversible and wearable both as innerwear and outerwear – I didn´t see this coming! Thank you to our amazing customer Getter who found out that the Bridget Body can also be worn back to front. I immediately tested it with the Kristel Suspender Top and it´s brilliant! The top now has a sexy keyhole detail with a kitten-like square bow in the front.

Photo: Christo Neemre

Underwear as Outerwear. Hello Hot Spring Weather!

Finally London is enjoying some great summery weather, giving us the perfect excuse to wear our items around the city! This is a great time to bring out your Kristel or Lotta suspender tops and wear them on top of your jeans, skirts or shorts. Take inspiration from the above image to create your perfect summer look by adding a skirt and belt!