Who said that white is only for brides? Who said that you can’t wear white after labour day (I’m entirely not sure when that is but I’m guessing it’s sometime in Fall)? Who said that wearing white makes you look fat? Who said you can’t wear total white? Who said white stains easily? Oh no wait, that’s actually true.
White is such a misunderstood colour, I feel like people never really gave it a chance. Sure it isn’t black, but white can give so much light to your complexion whilst smartening up your outfit, conveying that certain ethereal, sophisticated look.
Avoid the “plain” connotation of white with a savvy layering of textures, underline its “clean” associations with structured, elegant lines.
Just make sure you layer it because, let’s face it, you wanna be careful it doesn’t rain on your whites: who needs the “wet T-shirt contest” effect when we’re trying to be chic?
There is something undeniably sexy about leather: the texture, the feel, the tightness. And luckily we no longer have to go for the “real thing” since there are so many amazing faux / vegan leather pieces for the eco / environmentally conscious amongst us (Stella Mccartney has been committed to produce sustainable garments and accessories for ever, none of her pieces contain trace of animals, including glues!)
The real question is: can you pull it off? Are you gonna pull a Ross and get stuck in your leather pants not being able to take them off (yeah, all right that “almost” happened to me in the Zara changing rooms, but in my defence it’s just so damn hot in there!). Or worst, you can take them off and can’t pull them up again and get stuck in your date’s bathroom with a bottle of Vaseline lotion?
But I’m digressing. Point is, the black leather trousers are a staple and so is the biker jacket but this season there are many unusual colours and styles to choose from, it’s like leather heaven: the full skirts, the midi dresses, the oversize tunics (yeah, I know!), the tops (cropped and non-cropped), the urban shorts, the hot minis, leather sleeves on parkas, leather inserts on lace dresses, you get the gist. The total leather look might be too much, just introduce the leather gently into your outfit.
Alternatively, show off your total confidence and immense creative genius-ness with a pair of jogging leather pants. Yes, that’s you Kanye
I am a sucker for the casual “cause I can’t be bothered so I’m throwing on that old rock tee in the back of my closet" look.
I am also a bit of a hater of the “new” vintage looking rock tees. Like, if you weren’t at the Nirvana concert and your T-shirt isn’t actually vintage, then just wear something else (yes, of course I do own these kind of tees myself, sometimes they are just lying there calling my name, I feel sorry for them, ok?)
How to spot the real from the wannabe?
A band’s T-shirts never look new even when they actually are.
B they don’t come in real girls’ sizes - the S is effectively an L or something, that’s why you often have to bring out the good old scissors and cut it here and there (my favorite part).
C tour name and dates should appear somewhere.
Best worn with some high class piece of jewelry a la Mary Kate.
I am constantly inspired by lots of different women but in the fashion world, 2 definitely stand out for me: Wonder Woman and Diane Von Fustenberg.
The first for her uncompromising fashion sense, kick arse red boots, for inventing the chunky cuffs and for that tiara that always sits gracefully on her head, no matter what. The latter for her undeniable charisma, everlasting class, empowering wisdom and that wild wavy hair that never goes out of place.
Both understand that sticking to what you know pays off in the end: WW hasn’t changed outfit since 1975, DVF has been gracing the fashion world with the most luxurious prints since 1975.
Famously known for introducing the ever flattering wrap dress, Diane’s love affair with prints and patterns keeps bringing us sensually elegant but easy to wear dresses, empowering women all over the globe.
I forever admire a feisty lady!
Ok, I’m not actually going to demonstrate 101 ways to wear a shirt, but I think there’s something genius about taking this staple piece of clothing and wearing it in creative, crazy, unexpected ways.
Sure we can all leave it out or tuck it in, but what happens if you leave just one bit out and go for the asymmetrical look?
What happens if you wear it open with a little low cut T-underneath and go for the sexy look?
Ever thought of wearing 2 shirts and layering them? Who knew it could look so good?
Do you feel extremely brave? make your shirt into a skirt and walk away in your heels ‘cause, yeah, you are that cool!”
TTH admittedly is the master of this art, I haven’t seen anyone do it so well. You be the judge.