Taking a moment to remember the great Karl Lagerfeld today. It took me awhile to warm up to his work and see the genius and creativity in his offerings..but I got there :) Through the last few years, I came to really appreciate his sharp takes, as well as his constant innovation -whether grandiose or subtle. He kept Chanel ever-interesting, along with spinning numerous other projects - he was indefatigable! His thoughts on the energy of creativity and how it should always be fresh are among my favorite ideas on the subject, both important, wise and something he clearly practiced. Be free, Karl! <3
One of the growing trends I find most intriguing is the Futuristic look, seen at Chanel, Balenciaga and several other designers. In its purest, most brazen form, the look consists of a silver monochrome outfit paired with white or transparent footwear, but if that sounds like a little too much for your daily life (To ponder: on how many occasions is it appropriate to look like a walking disco ball? :)) futurism incorporates many other elements as well that can be combined to nod to the trend in a more accessible way. Iridescent and shiny finishes, neons and clean, powerful silhouettes all create the vibe in a less ostentatious way. If you jumped on the pleated satin skirt trend from last fall, that’s a great place to start. Pair the piece with a gray, black or neon turtleneck and complete the look with white or black leather booties. (Bonus points if you go for patent leather! :)). Pro tip: if your closet contains a pair of refined shiny rain boots (like these), this is a great place to extract a little double duty from them. Add a bracelet or earrings in a modern material, like resin or plastic. Leather-look leggings (don’t forget about pieces with faux leather accents, or black+sheer pieced pairs)or leather pencil skirts are another great starting point. Add a tee or sweater in a neon tone (alternatively, consider a piece in neutral sequins or silver metallic) and top with a strong-shouldered boxy blazer. If boxy blazers aren’t your jam, try an 80’s-referencing cropped jacket. Bonus points for pieces with slim shoulder pads or shoulder details (bias toward architecturally-inspired themes, more than frills or ruffles). In addition to blazers, moto-styled pieces are a natural fit. Avoid softer fabrics like faux fur or velvet. Think sharp, sleek, tailored. Leather/faux leather is an immediate yaas here, but refined cotton pieces and black denim can work, as can streamlined bombers. Complete the look with metallic pumps. Silver is the most obvious choice, but colored metallic work here, too, as well as black or silver sequined pairs. Add jewelry with straightforward, geometric shapes in black, white or silver. Alternatively, take advantage of shine being a hallmark of the futuristic look and start with a black or silver sequined tee. Pair it with slim denim, cropped suiting pants or, depending on your destination, leggings (yes for a girls’ luncheon, no for work). Give the outfit a practical astronaut vibe by finishing it with black work boots or combat boots. (Refined white boots are also 100% acceptable, as are iridescent or silver metallic sneakers). Add statement earrings or a ring in a bright, neon shade and boom – done! What could be simpler? :) I hope this inspires you to reference the future in your fashion sometime soon! Happy styling :)
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets-fashion fairy tale world, the home of my non-wrestling-related style musings and loves.