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The swimwear edition

The swimwear edition

THE SWIMWEAR EDITION Even though it has been raining for a few days straight, it really is summerin the Netherlands. And nothing gives off a better summer vibe than (sustainable!) swimwear. The sun’s gotta come through at some point, right?! With the current focus on...

Orange fever

Orange fever

ORANGE FEVER Now the Dutch soccer team has miraculously made it through the first rounds of the Eurocup, it’s time to shop some orange items to support your country and your team. If you’re not a fan of the orange Lidl-collection and are willing to spend...

Workwear 2.0

Workwear 2.0

Workwear 2.0 COVID has changed a lot of things, and workwear fashion is one of them. While it remains important to look professional, the trend for 2021 is both elegant and comfortable. We’re still wearing suits, but they have a more relaxed fit and can even be...

Introducing: CVRD

Introducing: CVRD

Breaking! We are proud to anounce our newest collaboration: as of April 1st, you can now rent items from sustainable fashion brand CVRD via Borrow A Brand! Yay! If you haven’t heard of CVRD yet, no worries, we interviewed founder Hind Abakthi to give you a...

Spring Vibes

Spring Vibes

Finally, some good news! As of April 28th, the curfew will end, and terraces will open up again! They are opening only from 12-18pm and reservations are mandatory, but it’s better than nothing. With temperatures slowly rising, the reopening comes just in time for...

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Wearing the right size and fit is important,but don’t forget about the right color palette!The right shade can make or break your outfit,as colors can complement you or pale you.And we don’t want to look pale now, do we? Ever wondered why your friend...

#votefemale

#votefemale

#votefemale It’s Election Day! Today are the 2021 elections for the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). A House that is still, even in a progressive country like the Netherlands, mostly made up by white men. But there’s hope: for the first time ever, there are...

Roaring twenties

Roaring twenties

Corona has divided society into two kinds of people: those that are never forgoing comfy wear ever again, and those that dress up when going to the supermarket. I’m the second kind Lots of people are the second kind, that’s why trend forecasters predict a new roaring...

How to take care of your wardrobe – pt. 2

How to take care of your wardrobe – pt. 2

Taking proper care of your wardrobe is more than just washing it at the right temperature. Below you’ll find a few items every fashionista needs to keep her wardrobe on fleek: Electric lint roller Aka the magic machine. It’ll remove lint and fluff and makes your...

New year, new colors

New year, new colors

Spring is still a few months away, but that doesn’t stop Pantone from releasing the new trend colors for the spring/summer collection of 2021. Say hello to Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow! Pantone aims to tell a story with their color(s). That’s why they chose...

Your guide to last-minute gift shopping

Your guide to last-minute gift shopping

Two more days to Sinterklaas, one of my favorite holidays! If you’re like me, you’re still running around town to do some last-minute stress-gift-shopping. But you can stop stressing and break out the pepernoten, Borrow A Brand selected the best gifts under a €100....

Sustainable activewear

Sustainable activewear

Sustainable activewear The Coronavirus placed new emphasis on health: not only helps a fit, healthy body protect against diseases, a fit mind helps you survive the lockdown that’s been going on for the better part of 2020. Working out gets you both. While the fitgirl...

Loungewear

Loungewear

With both Covid and winter keeping us inside, we want, more than ever, to be comfortable. Fashion brands respond with extensive loungewear collections. Borrow A Brand selected the cutest styles for you.

Fast fashion – pt 2

Fast fashion – pt 2

Last week, ABN AMRO, together with the Dutch Impact Institute, published a report on the true cost of jeans. It turns out that the jeans we buy are €33 too cheap. If the price of our jeans were to compensate for all social and environmental costs, they’d be €33 more...

It’s raining men, i mean, a lot

It’s raining men, i mean, a lot

Hey everyone! I’m back from the dead! It’s hard to believe that only a week ago I was on a sunny Caribbean beach, and now I’m trying to stay dry in rainy Amsterdam. It always surprises me how the Dutch stay loyal to their beloved bikes, even when it’s pouring like it...

How to take care of your wardrobe

How to take care of your wardrobe

Hi all! A sustainable wardrobe is more than just buying items that are sustainably produced or renting (out) items. It also means taking good care of the clothes you already own to increase their lifespan. In today’s blog, I will teach you how to take care of your...

Fast fashion

Fast fashion

Lately, there has been a lot of fuzz about fast fashion and its devastating impact on the environment. But what constitutes as fast fashion, why is it such a problem, and what can we do to diminish its impact?  What is fast fashion, you ask? Fast fashion constitutes...

Dresscode guide

Dresscode guide

Even though we’re still locked inside for the foreseeable future, there will come a day when life will return to normal. People will again stroll along boulevards, dress up for sunny afternoons in the park, wear their Sunday best for outdoor weddings, and will send...