Behind every successful fashion week outing, let it be for womenswear or menswear, there is a serious women’s street style scene making even the least involved pretend to be interested in boy’s clothes. Not for me though, for me these pretty girls are the bonus (and quite frankly the reason we are getting this much street style coverage on menswear fashion weeks as opposed to before) to the men street style providing year long inspiration, but a very favorable bonus since it’s the time industry leading women channel their androgeny the most. Here are my favorite snaps from London & Milan Menswear fashion weeks + Pitti Uomo (Paris and more to come!).
In all the interviews I gave about my blog and style (which to be honest isn’t a lot) I mentioned my affection for menswear and especially men’s street style explicitly, saying that’s in fact what inspires me most and how blown away I am by the quality of menswear and the bravery of the men who carry those looks to life. I wasn’t exaggerating, everything I learned from color combining, layering, simultaneously mastering sartorial perfection and the art of unfinished bohemia is from following menswear. Pitti Uomo in particular is really more about menswear and suiting but still that doesn’t mean we, as women, can’t catch a thing or two. If nothing it’s just 40 outfits of amazing looking men and I don’t think anyone would complain about that on a fine sunday.
Is it a dress? No! Is it a romper? Noo! Can only Taylor Swift or Aussi fashionistas rock it?? Not anymore! Is is appropriate to wear it outside the bedroom or events other than music festivals? YESS! One of the biggest trends of the summer is dressing in matchy matchy sets, and when I say set I don’t just mean black crop tops and skirts, I’m talking about a serious print, texture and color game that not everyone can pull of. I, for instance, am not cut out for the task. I can’t even wear same color head to toe, that’s pretty much why I dislike wearing dresses, so this matchy matchy thing is off limits for me but I’d like to see the rest of the world try. And maybe someday I’ll join you guys. With a black top and skirt.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that for no matter whose baby I’m shopping for, I’m the one getting a pair of Converse All Stars the size of a finger or a pair of “skinny jeans” for 12 months that will (did) most probably look like boyfriend jeans on the aforementioned baby which will only make it even cooler. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against dressing a child like a child, in colorful dresses or t-shirts with animated characters on top, frills and florals or tights. I just strongly believe, like an adult’s personal style, it looks much more charming when children dress up with character rather than all looking the same. I don’t know anything about pediatry but I feel the way a child was dressed, or more importantly how much s/he was let dress her/himself seriously impacts the development of their personal style or maybe even how they express themselves in the future. However there’s a thin line between letting the child develop her/his own personal style that is of …
Style-wise, I don’t feel the most inspired when I’m at a fashion show, a store opening event, a music festival or even a night out at the most hip place in town. Nothing and nowhere drives the urge in me to stop and take photos of people more than art galleries, I get moved not only by the stimulating artwork around but also by the attendees who are likely the most eccentric and truly stylish people there can be. I feel like it’s a bad thing the street style scene is expanding to art events though, it may start to take the spontaneity away from it all, but I admittedly very much enjoyed 2015 edition of Frieze New York‘s style looks.