wolf sweater gold socks

I have decided to attempt wardrobe nirvana by creating outfits on Polyvore using items I already own. So far it’s been fun and useful for Monday-morning-lateness (guilty as charged).

I’ve also realised that 90 percent of the time I’m inspired first by accessories in deciding what to wear. Fascating! I shall now invest in new accessories knowing they are the indispensable part of my style, now excuse me while I flex my plastic over at Topshop.com….mmmmmmmmmm!

wolf sweater gold socks

 

I have decided to attempt wardrobe nirvana by creating outfits on Polyvore using items I already own. So far it’s been fun and useful for Monday-morning-lateness (guilty as charged).

I’ve also realised that 90 percent of the time I’m inspired first by accessories in deciding what to wear, fascinating! I shall now invest in new accessories knowing they are the indispensable part of my style, now excuse me while I flex my plastic over at Topshop.com…mmmmmmmmm!

Grunge is back!

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According to Who What Wear – Grunge is definitely back … BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID!

Oh yes, for those of us who (ahem) remember grunge the first time around (horrible memory of me floating around college in a tatty black felt hat with an actual brass pocket watch pinned to it and the wrong shade of red lipstick) this re-working might come as a shock and might immediately be filed under the category of don’t…even, along with very skinny white jeans, harem pants and shoulder pads.

However..as with all things fashion these things have a way of seeping into our consciousness (and wardrobes) over time and I have previously dismissed trends, only to be eating my words later on.

Making it work:

  • It is much more luxe this time around so choose luxury fabrics and impeccable cuts – don’t be tempted to whip out and buy the first jumbo-striped black and red jumper you find.  You will NOT remind people of Kurt Cobain, you WILL prompt them to ask if you’re going to a costume party.
  • By all means wear lace over checks but do it with normal proportions.  Unless you are under 25, be very careful with crop tops, its an art form.
  • Think hint of grunge rather than ‘oh my god i’m so excited I can embrace this trend again exactly the same way 15 years later!!’  A t-shirt with a nod to the era (music/bands are usually the safest bet) is fine, as is the oversized jumper or the chunky heeled shoe but buy Dr.Martens shoes rather than the actual boot, that’s a step too far if you’re over a certain age.

Enjoy!