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As you may know, I like styling things with a twist and I have had my eye on updating my wardrobe a little 70’s accent. I also have a huge crush on Western-inspired pieces. And now, since Alessandro Michele’s legendary Gucci collection debuted, the thirst for everything geek chic, sequinned and bespectacled was real. If you’re as inspired to update your everyday wardrobe with runway and street style level adventurousness (think SS19 FW collection by Louis Vuitton that was all 19th century engineer/cowboy), these are my top tips on how to combine different styles in an outfit!
Colour and texture
I’m not a huge fan of colour but I’m obsessed with making neutrals interesting and elevating them from ‘classics’ for the everyday to something a little more stand-out. I clubbed together a sequin mini and a gorgeous beige knit sweater from Club Monaco. I could have easily switched out the bottoms for a denim skirt or mom jeans. Whatever your preference, to keep your look wearable while combining a whole load of different aesthetic references, focus on a tight colour palette. So keeping things in stone, silver and cream, I threw together a minimal outfit that doesn’t seem all that eclectic until you take a much closer look.
Unless you’re rocking a maxi dress with a bold print or a crazy coat, accessories should play the largest part in referencing the kind of era and mood you want to speak to. We’re shopping in an exciting time – luxury brands like Balenciaga, Givenchy and Burberry that never had a stake in streetwear and pandering towards that kind of style. With that are accessories that really tell a story about the time we’re living in and also, a great way to bring in a new kind of edginess to an outfit.
Photos by Koray Hussein
Club Monaco top | Zara jacket and bag | Mango skirt | Saint Laurent shoes | Topshop glasses and bandana