So, I know it’s only the first month of the year and January seems to be dragging on for decades, but I’ve already found so many items that I’m obsessed with, some which I was loving last year and some which are completely brand new. I’ve also decided for this whole “new year, new you” situation that I’m going to incorporate new fashion-related items, which I’m liking into my posts. (Vivienne Westwood’s new book, for example.)
My first image portrays my go-to favourite trend of the moment very well, patterned tights. From Gucci to Chanel, A/W16 catwalk shows portrayed the edge I had been waiting to find. The mixture of high fashion couture with rock chick sass, I had found a style that I knew would be accessible and a go-to statement look for me. For real 90’s vibes, patterned tights add such an edge with a vinyl or denim skirt. Fishnet tights have also seen a comeback. As I scroll through my Instagram daily and drool at the fishnet and Gucci belt combo, I tell myself one day I will purchase the belt. The trend is highly evident in Zara and River Island, whereby they have a great deal of patterns, and glitter. Yes, you heard it right, GLITTER TIGHTS. It’s the Spice Girls vibe we have all been waiting for and I’m sure Alexa Chung has highly anticipated. The tights are great paired literally with anything black, shiny, glittery or leather, so making them perfect for special occasions, but let’s be honest with ourselves here, that’s everyday for the fashionistas. Here, I have just put on my tights, for fashion not warmth, but hey, as Moschino says fashion kills. However, wearing tights underneath jeans not only adds warmth during those chilly months, but also looks really cute, yet adding another textural dimension to an outfit. Perfect for the layering trend.
My Zara obsession isn’t just stopping with the pants. I find that they to do the best pointed boots, I mean look at them. The buckles make their edge a little bit more subtle, while the suede material allows them to be paired with boyfriend jeans, perfectly. They are super stylish and are a little longer than your average Chelsea boot, so they fit well under cropped boyfriend jeans as they sit under them nicely. Zara’s astrology bags are too cute not to feature in my favourites. They give a sense of individuality and personality, or if you’re like me you get Leo the Lion, when you’re actually a Taurus because he’s cuter. Leo brings a pop of colour too, especially in all the grey, winter weather.
Here’s to a new section of fashion-related items. Fashion books not only make a great coffee table centre piece, but also provide great reads. My favourite fashion reads of the moment are; Life Portraits: Coco Chanel, by Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford (This book is more of a novelty item about Coco’s life), How to be Parisian, wherever you are, Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Anne Berest, Forever Chic, Tish Jett, Get A Life, Vivienne Westwood and finally Bloom by Estée Lalonde. All books are great for any fashion obsessed individual, yet Bloom provides a great read on fashion, but lifestyle overall.
January’s forecast; oversized sleeves, edgy tights, vinyl pants and of course some faux fur to throw into the mix.
Vinyl pants-Zara’s have sold out, but Topshop have great alternatives.
Zara boots- currently not online, but in some selected stores.
Gingham, Topshop, oversized sleeved smock- http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/gingham-smock-dress-6177082?bi=0&ps=20&Ntt=gingham dress
Archive By Alexa range- http://www.marksandspencer.com/s/women/alexa-chung