Thursday, April 25, 2013
TREND ALERT - MOD FASHIONShould I leave it to the fashionistas?
Whilst watching TV, perusing a glossy, admiring a runway show or surfing through the blogosphere, when it comes to fashion/style, I've always been drawn to individuals who have a similar personal style to me; they are the ones that inspire me to want to either save for or go out and buy what they are wearing, because I know it will suit me too. However, more recently, and when I think about it, since starting this blog, I have become increasingly fascinated by outfits and styles that previous to this blogging lark I would have perhaps skimmed past quite absent-minded, simply because I didn't think I would personally be able to wear it.
One such style I’m referring to is representative of the swinging 60’s - the MOD TREND; a trend re-envisioned (aren't they all) by designers like Michael Kors, Moschino and Louis Vuitton. In my mind there’s no way I could pull off wearing this particular spring/summer trend; it’s defined by all the whimsical fashion that I would usually shy away from:
-Short hems and A-Line silhouettes
-Bright colours, block colours and pastels
-Psychedelic prints and funky stripes
-Feminine fabrics and shiny embellishments
-Low heels - maybe kitten heels, court shoes or loafers
-Statement colourful and retro accessories
|all images courtesy of www.fashionising.com|
Now I’m pretty sure you won’t have seen much of a hint, if any, of this trend in my outfit posts, but my question is: to what degree can and should we experiment with fashion? Is there a rule or guideline? Should we remain true to ourselves and stay within the boundaries of our own comfortable personal style, which I believe the term is a ‘stylista’, or should we think outside of the box and be a ‘fashionista’ sometimes. If it’s the latter, then this would suggest that despite my reluctance to feel self-conscious in what I’m wearing, I should occasionally be risqué and dabble in a trend that I would have otherwise avoided; after all fashion is supposed to be fun, and I think it should be experimental, not rigid!
So, I decided to have a little mooch online to see how I could capture this season's mod essence without looking like a fashion victim desperate to get snapped by a street-style photographer. This is what I found; as you can see my obstinate character came through and I decided to incorporate my favourite (and safe) SS/13 trend - monochrome.
Topshop dress; Topshop sunglasses, Miss60's bangle, House of Fraser Bowling bag; Zara shoes, Dorothy Perkins headband; Chanel Rouge lipstick.
What do you think of my mod high-street style edit, for me or you – do you even like the mod trend?
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