The Most Wearable Fashion Month Tendencies
New Fashion month, new rules – as Dua Lipa would say. Carrie Bradshaw once said that women attend fashion shows to see, among other things, which foolish choices to leave behind in the next season. With all due respect to countless designers out there, foolish choices can be made even if you follow the most current of trends blindly. As Carolina Herrera said when stepping down as the creative director of her brand, fashion has indeed changed a lot, and people have a strange inclination towards ugliness and looks that make them appear borderline clownish. We hate to agree, but unfortunately, we have to. Runways have always been edgy and experimental, and that we can understand, but the amount of almost ridiculous attention-seeking outfits seen on street style photos is sometimes too much to bear. We, mere mortals, will continue to follow trends, but in an effort to look chic and plain amazing, we’ll stick to wearable and flattering trends for now.
Not with a fizzle, but with a bang
We stole this line from Easy A, but it’s fitting. She may have stepped down, but Herrera did it in the most grandiose of styles. The look that we are definitely here for, presented by this designer isn’t only wearable, but incredibly elegant yet down to earth in some strange way. The first thing we thank her for is the return of the taffeta ball skirts. In case you were wondering, yes, they do have pockets, so everybody rejoice. We may not have the need to wear ball gowns often in our lives, but who says we can’t rock a ball skirt to any occasion, even a semi-casual one? The second thing we thank her for is color-contrasting wide belts that go perfectly with said skirt. They give every woman the opportunity to show off (or create) a waistline, and the color-blocking moment is definitely a low-key wow factor. Finally, she has shown us that classic white shirts don’t have to be dull, ‘corporate’ or even too casual. They’re a fashion chameleon that can be whatever you need it to be.
Large shoes to fill
Phoebe Philo is the second iconic designer to showcase her last line before stepping down, which is a huge disappointment for all true minimalists. However, she did leave us with, among other things, an amazing collection of not only true classic Celine bags but also slightly edgy (naturally) trench and winter coats that you will be able to rock not only this season but for many others to come. That’s the beauty of Celine, the brand has always delivered timeless and poignant pieces, so grab on to your bags and trench coats, and let’s just pray that Philo’s successor is able to fill her shoes.
The grand return
Tom Ford’s spring line was a dazzling one – the ruched dresses, the wide-shoulder blazers, satin blouses – even Anna Wintour gave him a rave review. There is nothing over the top or unflattering in the line, so if you’re feeling like rocking millennial pink, white or even hot pink blazers – which will be in for a very long time, do so, spring has just begun. These looks aren’t only wearable, but incredibly chic and with the right mixing and matching skills, even with the comfy Birkenstock shoes. They are totally everyday office appropriate. However, the fall collection came with a surprising twist – an abundance of animal print. When worn in moderation, it can look chic and exude the right amount of edginess, so if you’re a fan of zebra, leopard or any other animal print, just make sure you do it in good taste. A pair of party leggings with a black tunic is a great look for a night out, just make sure not to go overboard.
There it goes again
Despite the wishful thinking and the anticipation of the death of the logo, it is safe to say that logomania is alive and kicking. Gucci, along with other powerhouses, has made it their goal to resurrect the logo, and make it bigger and bolder. It’s present on sweatshirts, tops, bags, even dresses. Still, there is absolutely nothing wrong with rocking a piece with the brand’s name on it, especially if you want to show off your brand loyalty, but again, it should be done in good taste. With the return of the belt, you can show your love of the logo by placing the belt over your new favorite blazer or even dress, and if you have a soft spot for the athleisure trend, the best route to take is a logo sweatshirt. As long as you keep the rest of the look devoid of excess in terms of prints (or other logos), you will look absolutely incredible.