You may have already noticed that I have a slight obsession with Jil Sander? Not that I can afford much from the collections but I do like the minimalist aesthetic as well as their ‘classic pieces’ that they are able to create each season ( the market bag, the beanie, the bubble gum maxi skirts).
This season I was also in love with THE earrings (seen above.) They remind me of 80s clip-on earrings that I used to think were funny in my mom’s jewelry box. I like them because I feel like they are something you can wear with a plain outfit to dress it up a bit and make it a bit trendy, sadly I cannot afford to spend between $1,500- 10,000 on a pair of earrings at the moment. This is why I was beyond excited when I saw these clip-on earrings (remember those?) below at HM for £3. My friend Julia said that she would like them if they weren’t clip-ons but really thats my favorite part! What do you think?
Ever since seeing these shorts on the runway I thought ‘I need to make those.’ They remind me of these little indian prayer flags my friend Diana brought me from India. Also it doesn’t hurt that I love denim shorts and it’s always cool to find new ways of wearing them. AND I know a lot of you are tired of hearing about Coachella but they are cool shorts to wear to a festival too!….
What you need:
1) Use needles to pin the pom pom to the denim.
2) It should look like this.
3) After you’ve threaded the needle begin to sew the pom pom to the denim diagonally. (I’ve used black thread so you can see how I’ve sewed it.
4) Tah dah! You are done. If you want add the multicolored ones go ahead. You can also add a belly dance chain to make it look cooler!
This is how they look. Sorry about the crap quality of the photo but I took it with my computer since there was nobody home and I couldn’t find my tripod! What do you think? To be quite honest I made these with wishful thinking since its been raining in London and looks like it will be raining for the next few days (sad face).
Maybe it’s the upcoming Olympics but this seems like a trend answering London’s prayers. Too often I have seen women dressed wonderfully chic (in work wear) with a pair of trainers on while catching the tube after a long day’s work. Now finally they can look on trend and be comfortable!
Isabel Marant wedge sneakers image: net-a-porter.com
How to Wear:
The best thing about this trend is that we all know how to wear it. Most of us wore trainers in school and loved it. Of course you can wear them with jeans and a t-shirt but the trick with trainers is not to get too comfortable (otherwise the sweatshirts will come out). The great thing about Kate Bosworth’s outfit is that she still looks girly and grown up. It does help that her Isabel Marant trainers have a wedge in them to keep her poised. Personally, I am a fan of the classic converse with a dress or side split skirt (as I have noticed lately).
Tip: If you are not sure how to wear your trainers, wear them with a maxi skirt a few times to get the feel of them. You can also wear them with play suits or shorts in the summer. Let me know how it goes! PS I have ordered some very special ones that I will post soon!
Something about the image below makes it look as if those two prints were meant to clash even though I’m guessing that they probably were created to be worn together. For the rest of us that might not have two pieces that were meant to be (yet!) how do we pull off the print clashing trend? This trend is harder to pull off because if not done right it could make it look like you got dressed in the dark. So how do we wear it?
D&G Ss 2012 image: style.com
How to wear:
How does Olivia Palermo always manage to look so chic? A little trick I use when print clashing is matching a bit of colour. For example in the D&G image the two pieces work together because not only are they similar patterns (chains) but the colour palettes match: Shirt; Pink, gold, mustard, dark blue, cream v. Trousers; yellow, blue, green, cream, red. In the case of Olivia Palermo I really think leopard is the new black and adding it subtly with shoes or a belt works great ( a leopard shirt and floral trousers would be a bit much).
Lesson learned: Match similar patterns and or colour schemes. At least one colour on each piece should match! Remember if all else fails prints still look great on their own! Will you or have you tried this?
Mary Katrantzou multi color dress, $1,375