It’s been ages since I’ve done a fashion-related post but I’ve been itching to do one so here it goes. Since being in London (by the way, I’m in London now), I’ve had somewhat of a cathartic style makeover. The Europeans make fashion look so easy, and when I stepped foot off the plane in January I knew that some serious changes were in order. I’ve always loved the sporty, urban look (as you’ve seen in every lookbook I’ve ever put together) but I’ve never really worn it myself. I have always lusted after the street-y, city look, but have never had the courage to wear it.
My how things have changed. I think being in a city like this has taught me a lot about who I am, who I want to be, and who I’m becoming. Not only in a style sense, but in a life sense. It’s pretty great.
Anyway, spring is upon us, and although it’s still a little chilly here, I thought I’d put together a post of things I’ve been loving for spring lately (for both men and women!). Out with the age-old routine of pastels and floral, and in with the new generation of spring style.
1) BLACK, GOLD, & LEATHER
As we all know, I can’t get enough of the stuff. Luckily, in our modern age of cheap thrills and faux everything, only a tiny portion of the leather-look stuff is actually leather, so you vegans can rejoice. I’ve been obsessed with leather for spring for a while now, but I think it’s a super wearable look that works on everyone. My favorite take on the leather trend is leather shoes, and a quick flick through the Vans website has me seriously lusting for some gold leather slip-ons, but that’s besides the point. Pictured below are the fancy-ass high end versions of things you can easily find in H&M, Zara, Topshop, and Forever 21. I think that men can especially rock this one, but all of my ladies out there can easily adapt this with a more feminine approach (or not, you do you- I personally love the androgynous look). Standouts this season include Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain, Kanye’s Adidas Originals collection, and Stella McCartney all day every day.
2) ECLECTIC PRINTS
Fashion this season has taken a very artistic and almost cartoonish turn. The Fall/Winter collections have been incredible, and there are definitely a few standouts (can you say Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu, Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton, Markus Lupfer, and Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s Kenzo?). This season has been full of wild prints and crazy concepts, and although the art world has a lot of influence on the fashion world, I think that pop culture has been infiltrating into designs like crazy these days. Everyone’s all about the ironic shirts, the graphic prints, and the pop-culture references. Will this stay in style for long? Probably not -but it’s definitely fun.
3) HOLOGRAPHIC ACCESSORIES
This is one of my favorite trends for spring and summer. I love a good duo-chrome, holographic anything. If it sparkles or shines with a blue-green tint, sign me up. My favorite way to wear this is in sunglass form, but I was in Topshop the other day and you name it, they had a holographic version of it. Holographic shoes are definitely the move for the boys on this one as well. Balenciaga did some incredible high tops (pictured below- top right) but they do holographic loafers and oxfords as well. The Zenon look is definitely in this season (never thought I’d say that one). If you’re looking for sunnies, Wildfox and Quay (my all time favorite sunnies brand) have some cool ones in right now. I snatched a pair of the “My Girls” at Topshop the other day and I love them (they’re the ones in the picture up top).
What trends have you been loving this spring?