Thrift markets are one of the best places to meet fashionable students looking to make a quick buck, so when I went to Fitzroy Market a fortnight ago, I had my camera ready for some serious style stalking. This Fashionista’s eclectic outfit caught my eye as I was walking around the stalls and I loved that even though it was a rainy and grey day, she still went all out in bold prints and colours.
It was a super cold day at the market, but this Fashionista’s bomber jacket kept her toasty warm. Bomber jackets are huge this season, from all out printed ones like this Fashionista’s, to classic letterman and varsity jacket styles. I love that this Fashionista has chosen an on-trend bomber jacket in a classic houndstooth print. It’s a fun twist on a traditional style. Plus a striking print like houndstooth looks fantastic paired with block colours, like her pair of high-waisted skinny jeans. If you’re going to wear a bomber, high-waisted jeans are the perfect accompaniment because they’ll sit exactly at the bottom of your jacket. And since those pants are the ankle biter cut, it means that you can show off a fun pair of socks too. Because, who says socks have to be standard white?
My style advice this week is to pair a standout printed piece with neutrals. But, if this Fashionista’s look is too loud for you try just houndstooth, ‘90s-esque flannel or monochromatic stripes, all of which are popular looks this season. Whether it be a printed jacket, cozy knit, pair of pants or even a fun multicolored belt like this Fashionista’s, have fun with prints and go bold this week!