Dressing up like your grandmother isn’t a look that many Fashionistas typically strive to replicate. With inspiration from Maison Margiela’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, however, I channeled my inner 80-year-old to recreate this runway trend.
Maison Margiela’s collection was focused on bold plaid prints, colorful statement accessories and layers of structured outerwear. For my vision of of this collection, I attempted to re-contextualize the outfit by sticking to my own personal style. The silhouette of most of the looks that went down the runway for Margiela included long overcoats; tight, simple tops and thrift store style skirts. Sporting my black cloak and tight, black crop top, I achieved the same essence of the Bedford Avenue granny while remaining true to what I like to rock everyday!
Plaid prints found its way into many different outfits in the Margiela show. Whether it be in the form of a tight mini skirt or a burst of pattern on a satin top, plaid is exactly the type of detail that’s needed to make this outfit go from boring to “a fashion lo-fi: like Polaroids inflected with acid dreams.” My plaid high-waisted mini skirt gives my outfit dimension, and a break from the monochrome of the black cloak and the black crop top.
My take on the vibrant pops of color from the runway shine through with my purple jelly sandals. These shoes are what tie my personal style back to the imaginative combinations of the Margiela show. The purple shoes remind you that donning your grandma’s jacket can be turned into an interesting and alluring outfit with the right accessories.