Fashion is fleeting and fickle. Fashion is fun. It’s a perpetually evolving force to be reckoned with, and a trajectory of art in human form. There’s no doubt that as we move in tandem with fashion’s rhythmic steps every season, we’ve noticed something quite true, that in essence fashion is partial to the sweeping “fresh factor”.
What this means is that every season comes new designs that enviably cool trend-setters emulate. Think neoprene – a street style wonder child. Denim culottes – throwback to Paris circa 1580. Clodhoppers – a Seoul Fashion Week salute.
Come to think about it, I’m a facile juggler of different styles and trends — ones that quickly come this season as they quickly go. A mantra that I duly chant, I mean, live by? Trying nouveau trends at least once and truly own your look (begrudge the snickers and eye rolls, brave ones). Lend a casual twist to denim with a high-waisted jean. Herald the start of the overcoat + sneakers + beanies trend. Heck go all out and wear a pastel culotte and add a speck of playfulness to your weekend wares. Who knows, it might just be here to stay!
If you ask me a tried and tested trend that I currently love, it would be the color-blocking coat. Something about crisp Autumn hues in multiple shades black, grey, olive, and navy add an extra pep to a monochrome jacket (like this one HERE). Here’s how I confected a Fall-friendly “chill look” that won’t make you snooze – I paired a Vince color-block coat in olive and grey with a mustard cashmere sweater. Given that grey underlies the main theme, dark yellow was thrown in for good measure to lighten the color palette. And to keep the cool girl vibe on par, I wore a pair of black slip-on sneakers (I love this Saint Laurent pair with its edgy feline print!)
Did I say cool minimal trend never goes out of style? And that a a two-toned jacket in neutral shades is a surefire way to transition stylishly into the next season? And don’t forget — whether channeling a street fashion look with classic staples or cutting-edge designs, the ingredients for spot-on outfits entail personal style and spunk! Like I said, make it your own and have some fun with it 😀
Photos: Jason J Photography
Coat: Vince// Top: J Crew// Pants: Paige// Sneakers: Sperrys// Shades: Prada// Bag: Louis Vuitton// Ring: H&M
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