I touched upon the trending subject of 80’s fashion a couple of times before and today, I am sharing with you a motif or several ways to adapt it. Think Miami Vice but modernized.
The Look: Theory trench, Vintage Polo, Missguided Slinky Unitard, Prada Vela pouchette, AnnaKastle trainers, Kate Spade New York socks, TJ Maxx specs
Geometric patterns come in all shapes and sizes. They can be abstract, linear, circular, and asymmetrical. They are suited for all types Fast Fashion, Ready-to-wear, and Unisex. The beauty in such a pattern is the versatility one piece alone will give you. In the form of a pant or skirt, you can elongate your legs with one step. As a polo or button down shirt, long or short sleeve; you’re already making a bold statement. Put Blue squares next to Green, Yellow, Orange and Pink octagons shoulder to shoulder, Red and Black circles throughout and you’re swimming in art; mixing Negative and Positive compositions together. Even the classic black and white designs make an impact because it’s tricking the eyes. The zigs and zags create an illusion that intensifies more with every move you make. And here’s the kicker, you might already be wearing or own a piece and didn’t realize.
The Look: Free People mesh bodysuit, Nastygal pants and shades, Christian Di Riccio woven mules, Asos belt bag,
Geometric shapes are frequently used in minimalist designs and precious metals for both your everyday and occasional jewelry. Your favorite specs too. Just one detail or alteration on your shoe heel, chunky sole, or upper classifies it as “Geometric.” Trainers and mules included. Your caged bralettes and lacy under-things are classified as Geometric because of cut out effect. Your yoga and matching sports bras that outline your curves are most definitely geometric. Same with your graphic tee shirt.
So how should you style it to the best degree? That all depends on the shape of the garment and your preference of course. If it’s a boxy top, balance your figure by wearing a slimming black legging or biking short on the bottom. If it’s a wide legged pant, why not wear a silky cream or ivory button down on top? Or a sheer bodysuit. Like a power suit but deconstructed.
Picture it in the form of a Jumpsuit. Or a coordinating set. One pattern, one purchase. So easy and stylish, and you will be the focal point. Leaving your shoes to come in second. Or choose to accessorize in a shapely fashion. Those are far from out.
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