I hope you had a great Easter weekend with a lot of sunshine! I certainly enjoyed mine in London. Inspired by the sunny weather and a magazine article that I came across, I created 3 Ways To Wear for a skirt by the brand Related.
I know that the print is kinda “out there” if you wear it from head to toe, but if you just take one part – like the skirt – on its own, you can totally create wearable looks that exude cheerfulness and happiness!
The secret to look chic in plaid is to wear a garment that has a clean and polished construction. Look out for structured skirts, coats or a nicely fitted blazer. Avoid plaid shirts that are loose and boxy. Those will always carry a relaxed and rugged look with them.
Also, don’t go overboard. Plaid is a bold pattern, so stick with one prominent plaid piece or several small plaid accessories. If you wear too much, it will overwhelm your look and people will think you have just escaped from a circus. (Halloween is over, too!)
Another important thing to get right is the colour. This season you can find plaid in almost all colours. Warm or cool, muted or bright. Make sure the colours harmonize with the colourings of your own skin, hair and eyes. Dark colours look more traditional and are suited to be worn in fall and winter, whereas pastel colours look more modern and can be worn all year long.
In terms of styling there is one simple rule: Combine your plaid print with solid neutral colours like black, navy, tan, cream or white. Et voilà, one thing less to worry about!
Last but not least, pay a little attention to the print size and fabric. Keep in mind that larger squares look generally more chic than smaller squares (which usually remind me of the Wild West). And also, thicker fabric looks more elegant than lightweight fabric.
For my part, I am definitely keen on buying a plaid skirt this season and cannot wait to browse the shops in London for a nice one.
As pre-announced on Facebook, today’s post is all about how to wear the metallics trend for fall/winter season 2013/14.
The glitter of metal has been en vogue in spring 2012 already, and now it’s back with a breath of fresh air for the colder months! (Wait, do we really need more fresh air in winter?! Oh well, never mind.)
The materials are now thicker and more structured. You will find a lot of leather in gold and silver or fabric with a pattern made of metallized yarn. Also, metal mesh, chail-mail fabric or metallic chains are often used by designers. The pictures above from Paco Rabanne, Prada and Prouenza Schouler are just a few examples.
“Uhm, but I don’t want to look like a robot from 2130!”
Yes, I agree. That wouldn’t look very sexy.
There is a certain danger to styling metallics. Instead of super cool, you can also end up looking like the before mentioned robot or some funky Christmas ornament (not sure what is worse…).