Don’t ask why but just acknowledge that if I’m getting dressed this week, I’m only doing it if I can either include an alternative peplum (that’s what we’ll call interesting or unexpected trim, like on the photographed Clu or Nina Ricci sweaters or that Jay Ahr, feather festooned dress practically begging for a hearty lesson in cost-per-wear.)
Cause of affliction (if you want to call it such)? I’m going to say the bell bottoms of Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection – see Kate Moss on featured image care of Vogue Paris – combined with those in leather, of Acne’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection (on Hanne Gaby Odiele). After an exhaustive look through, participation in and the eventual scoff at the traditional peplum–that is, an additional layer of fabric, shaped like a flimsy, meager lampshade, married to the end of a blouse–if we’re still going to go for it now, we may as well do it a bit differently.
I’m tethering these cropped, slim, yet loose fit Acne jeans to the sweaters with the addition of Prada shoes not unlike the Yoox-harbored pair, still available for the tiny-footed and very lucky, or these red New Balance sneakers, which me thinks have officially replaced Golden Goose on my personal scale of propensities.
As for the sunglasses (by Illesteva), they’re always applicable – which makes them perfect for what’s next on the roster of things I inexplicably want to wear. I saw this green pajama set by Olivia von Halle on Net-a-Porter earlier this week and fell deeply in like. If I’m willing to spit out $455 (!) on innerwear, though, I better be able to make it outerwear, too. Why not with a pair of black, combat style fall boots. The pictured pair is by Sergio Rossi but my inclination is to believe you already have a great set missing your feet due to the heat of summer, waiting for you to give them attention again.
Try a trench coat, too, (this one is by 3.1 Phillip Lim and though you can’t see it, features green trim on its interior). We have a really good feeling about the return of the Robe de Chambre outside the chambre and this is a great place to kickstart the resuscitation of that. Can you dig?