Happy new year!!! 2009, wow. Although with the shows being about 3 seasons ahead of time, I’ve been feeling like it’s 2009 for a while now. 😉
OK. There are a few things you’ll need for the new year – staples, essentials, call them what you will – but they’re what you’ll be wearing for the next months, so pay attention!
Firstly: skirts. Pencil, puff, or tulle; take your pick.
Fendi // Spring 2009
Louis Vuitton // Spring 2009
Pants: bleached denim (for the rocker look), dropcrotch pants (if you’re so inclined), rolled trousers (I like these Urban Outfitters ones), and simple highwaisted pants. And don’t forget those shiny black or glittery gold leggings!
Tops: florals, ruffles, metallics, blouses (just be careful if you go padded shoulders, it’s easy to turn to the Dark Side [the bad 80’s] that way. Just avoid pencil skirts and perms), and neutrals. You could do brights as well (I prefer them).
Photo via Chictopia
Blazers! Fitted or menswear, they are fabulous and must be worn with anything and everything. Skirts, dresses, pants, it all works!
Hosiery: stay away from coloured tights! They are from hell and need to go back there. But really, it’s over. They’ve (thankfully) been replaced by neutral solids (black, grey) and lace or patterned tights (flowers, etc.)
Photo via Chictopia.
[note: girly tights + dr marten’s = girly grunge]
SHOES. A most wonderful topic. Lately, shoes on the runways have been getting more and more exotic, and (generally) less and less street-friendly. But take cues from them. Go ahead and buy those wild, 5-inch wedges or the leopard-print spike heels. The world waits at your feet. (ha ha ha…)
Heidi Klum in Louis Vuitton’s wedge/heel shoes, Spring 2009
John Galliano // Spring 2009
Hats: fur, top hat, 30’s, 40’s, anything goes! (As long as it’s cute, not grandma or Queen of England-ish.) Cloche, bowler, and Russian pillbox are my favorites.
Temperley // Spring 2009
PPQ // Spring 2009
Accessories: bold brights, heavy metals, geometric.
Lanvin // Fall 2008
Phillip Lim // Fall 2008
Gloves have returned… leather, lace, black, green, barely wrist or over-the-elbow, they’re all gorgeous.
agnes b. // Spring 2009
Hermes // Spring 2009
Proenza Schouler // Spring 2009
Alright. That about sums it up, I think…
And our look du jour:
Vanessa Bruno // Fall 2008
Happy New Year!!!