You remember all those times your dad made a joke about how stylish and awesome he is and you just sat there feeling (openly) embarrassed about his super high waisted jeans and ugly, chunky but supposedly comfortable sneakers? Well folks, once again it’s established that fathers know what’s best because those ugly, chunky sneakers are the absolute shoe hits of the season. And while it took me some time to absorb and hop on board, I’m behind any trend that will allow me to wear sneakers and still be deemed fashionable (last year, during a dark period where sneakers are announced as “out” indefinitely, I almost had a heart attack). Besides, these breed of trainers are perfect to tone down feminine looks such as long frilly dresses or mini skirts – which helps me tremendously on a daily basis. My personal favorite is the ACNE Studios Manhattan (if you are willing to splurge), but Nike Air Max 95 or New Balance 624 would do just fine. Thank you dads for never giving up on your …
Don’t get a wrong idea because of the title, it’s just a How I Met Your Mother reference, I in fact do not think fanny pack wearers are dorks. I think they’re practical, brilliant people. I for one never let them go, they were always my music festival bag (once you get the hands-free, shoulder-free experience there’s no turning back). I don’t know when and why exactly they fell out of style but I know for sure they are back now with a bang. And while Gucci’s GG Marmont Matelassé is the official king of the year, any fanny pack would do the job. In fact, if you ask me, the more 90’s looking the better. No matter what you call it: bumbag, belt bag, waist bag (that’s how it’s called in Turkish); do yourself a favor and get one of these before it’s too late.
Ever since I realized I have a minimal, masculine style and it’s no use stretching it, colors have not been good friends of mine. Even baby blue or powder pink tie my hands most of the time, anything other than my fantastic 4 (black, white, camel, gray) usually leave me out of breath. However, like every other cardinal rule, this one also has exceptions; two very vivid and striking colors are welcome in my wardrobe as long as they come alone: Gold and red. I prefer gold as the color of detail whereas red is best as a tiny pop of color; red lips, nails, bag, a logo or in extreme cases, shoes. I wore red heels and ballet flats a lot in the past but haven’t thought about them for a long time until this summer. Now it’s almost rude not to wear one so if you don’t already own a pair, take your pick. Close your eyes and tap them three times!
I’m usually not that good with noticing details in a pile of “something” at first glance, I know what I like and don’t like but that’s pretty much it, which results in me having to check that said “something” over and over again with %110 attention to figure out styling tricks, accessories, lengths etc. Though that was not the case this time, probably because it was so dominant and obvious, sequin pieces put together with casual everyday clothing is like a much too literal yet ironic representation of “street style at a couture week”. Especially Miroslava Duma and Yasmin Sewell’s sequin & oversized blazer combos gave me serious style chills, making me dig up old photos for inspiration too. Here are my picks for the best everyday sequin looks, and a butt load of inspiration for how to wear them.
I love t-shirts, just love them. I actually don’t wear anything else other than t-shirts all year long. In winter they are the first layer under any sweater, in summer they’re all I wear. I have several fancy tops, camis or button downs in my wardrobe but none of them can even come close to the bond I have with my t-shirts. This summer though, there is something that can make me put basic tees on the back burner; graphic tees (best I can do). Not those cheesy quoted or “funny” tees though, cool graphic tees. I started with the 1987 Velvet Tees and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon.