Trendspotting: New Romantics
We may think of spring when it comes to romantic clothing choices, but the blustery winds of fall have swept in a surprising number of girly Chictopia posts. Flowers, chiffon, and vintage delicacy galore, these ladies have redefined what it means to dress with romance.
dianacaitilin demonstrates how to slide slowly into this trend. If you’re not much for bows and frills, get your feet wet with a flower-adorned boater hat and classic white pumps. Keep the look casual with a simple mauve top and brown khaki Capri pants.
Talk about reinvention! ladylipstick works a trailing lace wedding dress into an artistic and avant-garde ensemble. She offsets the romantic aspect of the dress with a dark belted blazer, hobo-chic knitted mitts, and grungy lace-up boots. Even after your wedding day is passed, this girl proves that your bridal gown still remains a wearable item in your closet.
Style Icon and Teen Vogue Remix winner, Coconut, is perfectly pretty in pink. She effortlessly mixes a pale pink tunic dress and matching tights with a ruffled flower headband, adding a vintagey leather messenger bag a whimsical jewelry to complete the look.
JusticePirate emulates a contemporary Alice in Wonderland in this sweet vintage-inspired ensemble. She pairs a buttercup-yellow dress from the 60’s with a cornflower-blue Victorian-like jacket. Her luxurious brown ringlets are tied back with a wispy white bow headband, and she completes the look with a pair of classic mary jane pumps.
Style Icon, kisforkani, looks like she’s just stepped out of a flower garden. Her quirky turquoise polka-dot dress, floral hair flower, prim white socks, and heavy-rimmed glasses work together to complete an outfit that’s both geek-chic and girly.
Who cares if it’s fall? Does it matter that everyone else is wearing earth tones and jackets galore? These five Chictopians show us that dressing feminine and girly during this season will turn out to be anything but a bad romance.