Slowly but steadily we are introducing you to most important trends of the year. Why we keep you waiting? Because we want to give you time to silence your guilty expense-conscience in between the trends. Clever right?
Therefore, after telling you about our love for head scarves a few days ago, we are ready to raise the next trend’s curtain: ornated everything. Whether in the form of embroideries, appliquées of brocade – designers love overloaded, flamboyant details and so do we. Gucci, Prada and Alberta Ferretti are just a few to name and their designs that are florid while also contemporary. They satisfy our newly re-found hunger for joie de vivre and are the exact opposite of a minimalistic black-in-black, shapeless Hipster style that has so long dominated our wardrobes and, also, minds.
Here is a small guideline to wearing ornated clothing without committing a never-to-be-forgotten fashion faux pas. Because: outstanding clothing trends are never too easy to style. But that’s why we love them so much, isn’t it?
- when: simply always. In the day and in the night. This trend is so versatile and combination is key. Combine a brocade skirt with sneakers and you’re ready for your Saturday morning lunch with girlfriends. Wear it with a pair of classic, black Louboutins and the red carpet is waiting for you.
- where: again, the mix is key. Ornated clothing is adequate to every kind of location, may it be the office, a theatre premiere or Saturday night’s disco fever. This trend is always right!
- who: as soon as interested in his clothing, (s)he can wear this and vice versa. From young to old, this trend never seems inappropriate or even ridiculous. So when in need of a firm justification think of the fact that this piece will accompany you for the rest of your life!
- how: keep the rest of your outfit simple and just like with jewelry, don’t overload the overloaded! Florid is in, but il ne faut jamais perdre la contenance!
Check out the gallery to see what we’re talking about!