Trend recaps are cool — sure. But sometimes they can feel somewhat alienating. Not because we don’t “get” them, but rather because we don’t like them. Or find them all that beneficial for our multifarious body types. This is probably true of stories that lean on personal style, too. Just because I like the way a bikini top looks styled over a t-shirt means exactly nothing about how you might feel about a bikini top styled over a shirt and yet, these conversations tend to resonate better. Because they feel more makeshift, like they allow more flexible borders for you to take what you like and leave what you don’t. Trends feel so stringent, you know? Like chalk to a board: important in context but useless everywhere else.
Not sure if I lost you with that one, I’m confused too, so let’s move on.
Here are five cool ways to consider getting dressed as holistically informed by Paris Fashion Week: the shows, the street style, the clothes, the energy.
Shall we? Ok!
1. Consider the awkwardly exposed sliver of skin. Try wearing a cropped jacket with low slung pants, as demonstrated at Sonia Rykiel.
Or! Look to street style for an array of instances wherein flat ankle boots are paired with cropped pants and this weird inch of shin is showing between the two. I don’t know it feels right, but it does. So try it! Or don’t. They’re your legs.
2. Wear a slip dress over a knit. There were lots of slip dresses shown for Fall, too, but because it is inappropriate to wear a light sheath with nothing under it, they were shown with lightweight long sleeve knits beneath them. This unusually did not give them a 90s edge and as a matter of fact felt quite fresh, so maybe we should try it. I’d add a pair of ankle boots, too, to approximate the aforementioned awkward sliver of shin.
3. All hail the puffer coat! And it’s early enough to get a head start at like, Uniqlo or L.L. Bean. I will show you how to wear them! (With loafers and A-line mini skirts, or conversely with jeans and heels.)
5. So much patent leather. Or pleather! Fun fact about Rosie Assoulin: she owns a pair of fire-engine red pleather overalls, which she bought on eBay for $14.99 and wore to my 23rd birthday party. There were patent leather jeans and coats and skirts on the streets, so…give it a whirl.