STYLE GURU STYLE: New Silhouettes

STYLE GURU STYLE: New Silhouettes

The era of fashion in which we currently reside has been taking a trip through the decades for the past few years! Beginning by drawing on inspiration from the ’80s and ’90s in our everyday street style and recently, the ’60s and ’70s on the runway, this year many designers have started to think ahead again. Unique, forward thinking and sometimes futuristic designs have appeared in collections such as Marni, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga FW16. One thing all of these shows together have in common: sending unique silhouettes down the runway.

It is likely that every generation thinks to themselves: “Fashion today is so different, cool and experimental,” and that’s what’s going on here! Designers, bloggers and your everyday Fashionistas are playing with shape in new ways. Forget about the typical straight versus bell-shaped pendulum swing we typically see in the fashion industry.

Here, I attempted to emulate this trend by creating a different, unnatural shape in my extra long white tee. By tying a knot at the bottom of the top, the shape of the garment transitions from your everyday straight silhouette to a geometric, triangular shape. Keeping the back panel of the top in its natural form helps the look continue to play with shape.

Don’t worry, I have on a pair of denim shorts underneath to peek through the long side slits. I also thew on a pair of my favorite white sneakers to keep the look clean. The mesh material adds a bit of texture to an otherwise monochromatic look. To add a nod to the previously mentioned ’70s trend, I opted for crystal necklace and a faux-suede, fringe backpack—perfect for back to school!

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