Sure, fashion is about expressing your individuality and showcasing your creativity and personality—but in all honesty, who doesn’t want to get photographed by Mr Schuman, Yvan Rodic or any other fabulous blogger? Here are five statement pieces that will put you on everyone else’s fashion radar.
Color is here! And just in time for spring. Costume National treated ocean blue as a neutral by pairing it with hot red heels. Jil Sander mixed bold colors like nobody’s business. Monique Lhuillier downplayed cinnamon red trousers with ladylike styling. Take a cue from the designer’s and start trading out your blue jeans for an electric aqua pair of slim capris. Or trade that pencil skirt for an overly saturated pair of high-waisted trousers. If you are a neutral nut, you can ease into this look by wearing a peach pant with a cream silk button-down. However you wear it, people will surely applaud you for your bold choice.
It seems that every season some sort of leather is sent down the runway. Spring is no exception. Try out a detailed leather jacket similar to Burberry or Balenciaga. There are a million ways to wear this look. And if you are feeling extra dynamite, you might try pairing it with an equally killer pair of quilted leather pants.
These ASOS. quilted leather jacket is a much more cost-effective decision than the Burberry choice. And then maybe you’ll have extra to splurge on the quilted leather pants!
District of Chic
A personal favorite look of mine is the bleached looks. Head to toe white was done in a way that sends you to the Greek Isles. Issey Mizaki had voluminous, knotted tops paired with capris—very relaxed. Hakaan’s floor length dress is worthy of any fashion goddess. And Doo Ri turned otherwise classic pieces modern with the use of bright white.
It’s not often the accessories take precedence over the clothes, but that is certainly the case with these neck adornments. Proenza Schouler paired large artistic necklaces with prints. Follow suit, and mix and match prints with bold statement necklaces. Or look at Bottega Venetta’s chunky necklace paired with a bright white ensemble.
50s Redux Shades
The perfect time for a cat eye sunglass revival. The hope of sunshine is just around the corner. Giles Deacon and James Scott took a very playful, fun route with their catty shades. And Paul Smith chose a more sophisticated style.
And there you have it! Five statement pieces that are on-point with what is happening in the fashion world. Next time you are trotting around town and heading to a show, throw on one or two of the aforementioned pieces to up your chances of getting some serious attention and fashion cred.
by Grace Gulley