I’m not flamboyantly fashion conscious, although I do really appreciate looking and feeling WICKED. In a way I am a fashion geek – I can’t help but keep my nose to the ground in order to spot the simple trends that are easy to absorb into my life!
There are a few I am absolutely loving right now, primarily because they are SUPER easy to experiment with via the charity shops.
Long Skirts. Think back to the nineties, to that long stretchy pencil skirt you had. YOU KNOW YOU HAD IT. Well, just pick one up from basically any charity shop and plonk yourself right in the middle of On Trend Street. Hike it up to your waist so it sits above your ankles and across your stomach and you will be ROCKING IT BABY. I managed to not only get a long blue pencil skirt for one buckerooney, but it is also in a sort of suede, which, I admit, sounds completely rank, but it is actually a big fashion thing right now. BOOYA.
All things seventies. Be still my beating heart. The seventies have never made such a comeback. Okay, they have. In 1991 and then 1995 and then 1999 and then 2003 and then 2008 and, well, now, in 2015. But this time it (might) be hear to stay! HOORAY! BRING OUT THE FLARES, PEOPLE!!! Also, basically anything your mamma used to wear. Get it out, rummage in the jumble, give it a shake/ iron and walk around like you own the town.
Pattern Medleys. There have been murmurs of this over the last year, but if you have been hesitant about patterns, now is the time to shake those doubts. For patterns are the thing of the coming summer. Think floral (long!) skirts mixed with a tee with a hexagon print. Think spotted shirt – Spot On inspo here from Peter Hahn – with flower power high waisted shorts. The crazier the mix the better, I reckon.
Quick! Run to the car boot sale and grab a flouncey polka dot shirt, a long flowery skirt and a big fat floppy hat! You will look like the love child that was produced when 1976 made sweet hippy love to 1993. In a good way.
Thanks to Peter Hahn for making this post possible!