This weekend is the first Sunday of advent. I’m not sure about you and your country, but in Germany, where I grew up, this is sort of a big deal. The season of Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas: People start decorating the house and the Christmas tree, buying Christmas presents, baking Christmas cookies… and wondering what the hell to wear for the upcoming festive gatherings!
Now, I have to admit I don’t really celebrate Christmas as I am not Christian, but I do like the festive season very much. People seem to happier, more forgiving and more generous than in the rest of the year. It’s a good time to feel good.
Talking about feeling good, there is one trend this fall that is just perfect to be worn during Advent season. This trend that will make you held your head high, pull your shoulders back and make you feel like the Princess of the day.
Happy Wednesday! I cannot believe another week has gone by. Time is just flying in London, so much is happening here!
Today, I have another inspiration from the runway for you: The Plaid Trend.
As you might recall from my article about about How To Wear Grunge Jeans In A Chic Way, plaid shirts were a cool way to style them up. However, the print pattern of plaid (or “tartan”) is in fact a single trend on its own this fall / winter season.
Some of my favourite designers like Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Celine have been showing clothing with plaid print on the runway. And who knew! Plaid doesn’t have look like lumberjacks or a school uniform… at all!
Some of you were close to guessing on Facebook what the topic of this article will be… yes, it has something to do with mixing difficult patterns. In fact, the theme overall is about how to wear grunge jeans – in a chic way!
So, who would have ever thought that the looks of Kurt Cobain (for the boys) and Courtney Cox (for the girls) will be back in style? Well, after the 90s probably no one, but the truth is: It is back. Big time. This fall.
Grunge jeans is a tricky item to pull off without looking messed up. Band fan t-shirts, Doc Martens, tights with holes and beanie hats all lend themselves well to the overall look, but there’s a fine line between rocking a modern and glamorous grunge look and trying too hard with scruffy denim and clumpy boots.
The key styling rule is to keep things simple. When wearing something metallic, let this item be the star of your outfit. You might also want to keep the following tips in mind:
1. Don’t go overboard with jewellery and opt for a plain bag.
2. Choose neutral metallics: shimmery creams, sparkly greys, shimmery bronzes and golds. These colours are eye-catching, yet elegant.
3. Don’t wear anything very short or low-cut – unless it’s Halloween and your theme is “star of a futuristic movie”.
4. Instead, pay attention to a good cut that suits your body shape. Metallics can be very unforgiving. In case of doubt, don’t buy.
I hope you have realized by now that metallics is a pretty awesome trend. Sure, they are not for the weak of heart. But at least no one would ever accuse you of being boring, and that’s the best reason to try it, right?