Surfer/Aquatic themes have had moments on the runway the past couple of seasons. Riccardo Tisci designed a surfer inspired collection for Givenchy Spring 2012. Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the lightness of the sea for Chanel, while Sarah Burton went the opposite route, getting inspiration from the hardness of mollusks and crustaceans for McQueen’s Spring 2012.
Not a full aquatic theme, but always one to use innovative textiles is Nicolas Ghesquière. At his last collection for Balenciaga, he sent down looks made of neoprene. So for this post, I thought it would be appropriate, as well as fun, to style the J Brand Scuba Jeans in Odyssey. They are a pair that I always found unique and innovative. When have you heard of a pair of neoprene jeans before? They really should get more notice than they do. You can see the looks that I came up with below.
For this look, I wanted to do something that was grunge inspired, but still looks presentable. Which is an oxymoron, but I think I achieved that. I paired the pants with a Bottega Veneta lace t shirt and beanie, T by Alexander Wang long sleeve, Jimmy Choo pumps, and finished the look off with some cuffs by Hervé Van Der Straeten. The look of an oversized shirt always needs some type of jewelry on the wrists in my opinion. I think wearing these cuffs worn over the long sleeve will give a certain chicness to the look without overwhelming the overall vibe of it.
For my weekend going out look this time around, I decided to create a day look for going out shopping. I usually do smarter evening outfits, so I thought I would change it up a little bit as not everyone ends up going out in the evening on the weekends.
I chose these James Jeans Twiggy Coated Leggings in Java as I love the coated brown colour due to its versatility. I paired the jeans with a Marc by Marc Jacobs Geraldine Sweater in cream to keep it looking neutral and a pair of ASOS Marv Flat Shoes in light brown for comfort and classic style. I finished it off with a Marc By Marc Jacobs Flipping Out Top Handle Colorblocked Bag to carry all your necessities and added a Minor Obsessions by Finn Sparkle Star And Anchor Necklace and a River Island Gold Tone Swallow Necklace for some flair.
This look is definitely something I would wear myself during the day time and I love the combination of brown, creams and blacks with gold. It looks lovely together and even though it’s really simple and classic, the colours work well together to give it a warm and bold vibe. What do you think of the outfit?
1) Textile | 2) 7 For All Mankind | 3) Current/Elliott | 4) Current/Elliott
This is the final installment in our dressing for winter series and it’s the UK edition. Those of you who live in the UK, like myself, will probably understand that our winters are usually a lot different to those in LA or other parts of the country due to the excessive rain. England is known for grey skies and rain and honestly that is exactly what it is like, although at the moment we have snow lining the grounds for some extra wetness and cold! For my dressing for winter post, I used the 4 main staple items which keep me warm! One thing I always do is layer though, so make sure you have your layers on underneath before you start! Purchase the items by clicking the corresponding numbers.
I noticed that we haven’t used leather in our “Weekend Looks” yet and being that it is one of the biggest trends right now, I thought it would be a great choice this week. I chose the Joe’s Leather Pants in Fiery Red because I just love the color; it is bold and makes a statement, but is still able to be styled in numerous ways.
For this look I decided to go smart by pairing them with a Joseph blazer, James Perse t shirt, and Balmain boots. For that little flare and added edge, I accessorized the look with a Reed Krakoff cuff and Jimmy Choo studded belt. I find adding the hints of metal to this look helps keep it fun without taking it too far. What do you guys think of this look?