Every season, we see trends come and go and watch adoringly as the magazines and runway shows make us feel like we should toss out our wardrobes and start again! Here are two key looks you can emulate for everyday wear and still team back with your existing wardrobe – for both day and night.
When deciding what key pieces to invest in each season, it’s important to think of two factors: wearability & longevity. Let’s face it, it’s all well and good to lust after a look but if it’s not appropriate for everyday activities or it’s clearly stamped with a one season expiry date, it’s not going to last in your wardrobe. Enter the two best looks you can incorporate into your wardrobe and how to do it.
As seen on the catwalks of Valentino, Hermes and Alexander McQueen. There is nothing new about incorporating leather into your winter wardrobe, but it’s the key styles you need to be wearing that bring this look firmly into 2017. Think embellished pieces with a lady-like twist. Don’t be afraid of adapting the moto jacket by pairing back with a pencil skirt or a fitted, feminine pant. Look for staple pieces, real or faux that can be worn together then separated later for more bang for your buck.
Popular with Max Mara and every ‘off duty’ model worth her weight in fashion. Shades and fabrics can differ but the aim is the overall outfit has the same tonal hue. The beauty of this look is that you can tailor the outfit to your body shape, harping back to the age-old techniques of dressing to flatter your body i.e. darker shades on the bottom with a lighter shade on the top to direct the focus to your face.
The best part of adapting these trends is that you can pair your classic wardrobe staples back with your new contemporary purchases. If you have a leather jacket, find the soft leather, tailored pencil skirt to add to your wardrobe. Pull out your fluffy grey sweater and worn in grey denim jeans and invest in a great new jacket to complete your tonal look.
The easiest way to transform your outfit from day-to-night is by changing your shoes. Two key shoe trends that should make their way into your closet ASAP are the black sock heel for evening and an embellished slide for easy day wear. Functional and wearable, yet fashion forward and effectively elevating your look with ease.
Shot on location at Castle Towers Shopping Centre. Photography: Kai Lebens.
Leather look: Asilio jacket, Piper Lane cami, Asilio skirt. Available at Piper Lane.
Tonal look: Jac & Jack sweater, Bassike relaxed pant, Viktoria & Woods jacket. Available at Designer Forum