I do enjoy following trends and incorporating them in to my everyday look… however, I’m a big believer in having a style, and sticking to it. A trademark style that will stay with you in life and as you age, will evolve naturally into a look that you feel comfortable in and look great in. I suppose as age creeps up on you, it is important to polish this look and keep it classy.
Now I love my grunge; and have paid homage to it in previous blog posts (seen here) however, as the years go by, this style for me is getting filtered down. Plaid shirts are now sheer and the barnet has had the chop. I guess this makes the look more accessible to everyday aspects of my life. Trends become easier to work together and it doesn’t look like I’m having a
mid late twenties crisis.
As mentioned in my previous post, grunge was seen as a micro trend, but the 90’s has come back in a big way. The fashion cycle is getting shorter and who knows what we’ll see get repeated on the runways in the near future – and how frequently…
But for now here comes in Dries Van Noten for SS13. And *ooooohhh* is his work right up my alley…
Contrasting elements of luxe vs. grunge, floral vs. check, masculine vs. feminine and dark vs. light ruled his runway. He has created a collection that will give the most polished of ladies a rebellious edge and I love it.
Grunge + Luxe = Polished, Grown-Up, Wearable Grunge.
Noted: By using some long length narrow ribbon/leather cord as a belt tie for cardigans and longer-length blazers this spring, it’s an inexpensive way to create some of the looks below…
You can purchase the above from the following stores: