Sometimes it’s cool to find something that is completely different and out of style, and wear it, when no one else would have thought to do so. That is, if you found something that is just on the line of awesome and ugly. The current nerd-1970’s style by Gucci for Spring Summer 2016 is a prime example. Toeing the line of bad taste, but not crossing it. Check out their Berlin photo shoot here.
Chanel has taken it a little further this season, maybe too far, with that cross between those mountain climbing sandals, and the tennis shoe that lights up at the heel when you walk; think Tele Tubbies meets Birkenstock. Luckily, fashion trends change, so let’s just for that one to go away forever.
On the subject of Ms Chanel, though, I found a piece in Geneva at a vintage store a few years ago, which I knew would be awesome, but it’s not one of those pieces I can really wear when no one else is wearing anything like it. It’s a 1980’s bomber jacket, its shiny satin gaudily adorned with prints of jewels and playing cards, the iconic CC displayed much too big on both front and back. Luck has it however that bomber jackets are back for this season, so I will definitely wear it with confidence , even though I do admit that I “toned it down” by cutting out the shoulder pads. It’s still as unsubtle as can be.
Wearing something a little out there, it’s probably best to flaunt it – dark jeans and a turtle neck are just going to look strange with it, unless the turtle neck is mustard yellow, and you are wearing something like the kangaroo fur lined Gucci loafer with those jeans. Or try a black cocktail dress and some Mad Max inspired forehead makeup.
Bomber Jacket: vintage Chanel.
Cocktail Dress: Aldo.
Earrings: Blogger’s own.
Skull ring: Urban Outfitters.