I’m always excited to discover those tiny details that differentiate this summer to the previous and the one to come. This season the Insta fashion pack has agreed in absentia on a mini detail that I find incredibly alluring and perfect for the carefree spirit of summer.
Brows, they have transformed from the least important facial feature to the main focus in the last few years. Brows can frame your face, but be careful, depending on your face shape you may need to go for a different brow. When reshaping your brows, make sure not to over pluck.
Dressing for Spring is always an adventure as you dabble between winter and lighter items to suit your mood and temperature degrees. Then, there are those that seems like they were created for transitional weather take the windbreaker for example. Although it had a bad rap it recently made a great comeback. Perhaps it’s due to our love for athleisure that has allowed designers to offer us a brand new range of elevated windbreakers and athletic accessories.
This season will be the year of celebration, sparkles, and feathers! Yes, that’s right, plush feathers are splashed over dresses, coats, and accessories.The memo was clear on the catwalks. Designers for autumn created plump amazing craftwork embellishments that added a glamour ingredient to the fabrics.
This season the leopard print becomes more of a day-to-day piece of clothing than a statement piece necessarily. The days of wearing it with scepticism and frugality are almost long gone. This time it’s more about wearing it as a black shirt, goes with any pattern any colour or attitude your imagination can fathom.
Although there was a misconception that a leopard overload can become tacky the truth is only the quality of the leopard print item in question can determine the elegance of the outfit. Because it had been associated with Christian Dior in the 50’s to true rockstar glam in the 60’s onwards with David Bowie and Debby Harry in the 80’s making it almost a piece of their trademark look. Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain gave it a much-needed grunge boost in the 90’s.
Nowadays, Leandra Medine from ManRepeller did an impressive double (but not identical) leopard print number, matching it with red strappy heels. Olivia Palermo clashes patterns of leopard print and checks while Alexa Chung goes for an animal print faux fur over short party dresses.
Street style during this fashion month has also been flocked with many variations of leopard print: from pochettes, to mules, jackets, shirts or leggings the animal print has proved itself as one of the most fun ways to be fashionable this season!
Ice cream chic is a now thing and well before gelato season. Fashion’s affinity for the pastel pile-up from the cones to the runway took the form of head-to-toe violet at Victoria Beckham, lemon sorbet at Hermés and pistachio hues at Sies Marjan.
We are poignantly in a naughties resurgence that shows it’s low rise, logomania, embellished persona every once in a while. If you had the chance to experience the early ’00s even like a teenager (like moi) you may recall the dressed up jeans trend. Those party jeans are gaining back their reputation as enviable LBD alternatives. Emily Ratajkowski certainly thinks so. She sported a pair of straight legged denim jeans with ripped hems with an ethereal silky embroidered kimono by The Kooples to add a bit of glam to the outfit.
She wanted to add a bit more definition and sparkle to her evening look so she placed a pearl and crystal belt around her waist. She put her hair in a half – up Bardot-esque do for the ultimate effortless sexy result. She finished off the look with a pair of black heeled sandals and a leopard print bag.
For a more comprehensive evening look that is customised for the 2018 street style, go for a sequinned black rollneck, and pair it with a belt over the knee black boots and a bright coloured tote bag. This winter is all about celebrating and there’s nothing more celebratory than a top that sparkles!
If you’re not into glitter then opt for a statement top that does all the talking alternatively. For example, choose an off the shoulder ruffled top and pair it with mules and a cute leather clutch. It’s both gravitating yet unbearably chic.
For an authentic throwback channel your inner Victorian and go for the appropriate volume sleeved shirt, soft leather mules and an embroidered drawstring bag.
How will you be styling your party jeans this season? Leave your comments below! xxx