3 Ways Fashion Breaks Rules This Season

January 31, 2016

MELSTAR2

Watch out; there is a new girl in town this season and she doesn't mind breaking some fashion rules. She is equal parts a bipolar magpie, worldly nomad and savvy investor - just look how she combines accessories with wild abandon, exhibits eccentricities by mixing eras and takes herself lightly by purchasing her wears like a shrewd romantic: emotionally and instinctively. She is a wild 70s groupie, practical modern woman and sweet hippy child rolled together - a seeming contradiction were it not for the way she is everywoman; she loves beautiful things, yet adores practicality and comfort ; she still likes to have a wild time, yet she wants to look feminine and pretty doing it too.

For this installment of my second season collaboration with Coach, I wanted to integrate one of head designer Stuart Vevers' newest ( and coolest ) additions to the family - the Saddle Bag. Not only is it crafted from premium super soft leather but the shape is new season personified: slightly vintage, in modern, punchy colours with a no nonsense utility to back up it's credentials. It is a bag for all day, everyday,  yet with pretty minimal detailing to suit even the finest of threads. Get your notepads ready: here's how to break some rules this season...

MELSTAR3
Modern hippy:  A floral silk dress is a must this season  but wear yours irreverently with sneakers, moccasins or mules . Choose offbeat accessories in similar tones to tie it all together (Coach saddle bag, Max Mara dress, Jerome Dreyfuss moccasin boots, vintage necktie, Lucy Folk earrings, Preen by Thornton Bregazi sunglasses )

MELCOACH4

All colour, all the time: Blue and green should never be seen and let's not get started on pink and red...or should we? Leave colour rules firmly in the past because this season is all about contradictory color blocking, with pink still exhibiting  the range of it's relevance in all it's pretty/cool shade incarnations.

MELSTAR5

Don't be afraid to mix turquoise, emerald or watermelon - more is more now  ( Coach saddle bag, Prism bikini top, Double Rainbuu hawaiian shirt, vintage leather skirt, Lucy Folk bracelet, Karen Walker sunglasses )

MELstar1

High/low, Up/down: Mix a little bit of rock and roll and a bit of prim and proper - choose sensuous, luxurious fabrics, then mix them with unexpected detailing. Go crazy with blue eyeshadow ( a hot new beauty trend of the season ) just because , then add a punchy accessory in an opposing colour to keep 'em guessing

MELSTAR6

Don't forget to wear slippers or mules everywhere, all the time with anything- a variety of delightful shapes is coming your way this season. The best way you can wear your sunday's best now is to dress it down as if you were going to the corner store to buy some milk ( Coach saddle bag, Karen Walker dress, Dita sunglasses, Gucci slippers )
Photographed by Ana Suntay- Tanedo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Spring conundrums in burgundy, mauve and pink
August 23, 2016
Spring is awakening in the depths of the Antipodean countries like a shy deciduous leaf bud, magnetic fullness of the sun tingling it's roots outward with a promise of warmth . Just as the golden rays of summer dim in the North by a minute at first, then two are added to days here and just […]
A Coat Story
August 2, 2019
In Sydney, we’re big believers in pretending winter doesn’t exist until the Antarctic southerly sets in and we are sitting in front of the heater cocooned in layers of blankets. As much as I’m thrilled to pretend I am a fearless explorer trapped in an avalanche when I need to go to bed in my […]
MBFWA wrap up
June 1, 2018
Fashion Week only swings around once a year in Australia so come May everyone in the industry is lining up their outfits, pillaging pr agencies, last minute online shopping, loaning from friends and otherwise spending solid quality time in front of the mirror. Dear reader; I wanted to be one of these people but I […]
1 2 3 47
hello world!

© Copyright 2023
My Empirical Life - All Rights Reserved.
Site by KORE

crossmenuchevron-down