What makes an outfit chic, I think is that little touch of drama, eccentricity, indulgence, restraint; what I choose to call the “je ne sais quoi” factor.
Every year that goes by, we see these little trends emerge in fashion. Inspired from varied spaces that cover Japanese kimonos and metallic minimal architecture, these trends find their way into the world of pret.
This season there’s a whole lot of eccentricity thrown in with structured silhouettes and playful overtures. Here my little list of “Je ne sais quoi”; that stick out as eccentric and aesthetic combined to deliver a little bit drama but whole boat of style. Surprisingly enough, a few of these really do “go out on a limb.”
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Really long sleeves
Belled or otherwise elongated sleeves accentuate and stretch the silhouette to look more extended. An element showcased by many designers of the New York and Paris runway, this trend has comfortably found its way into prêt lines across the board. Whether on dresses or tops; Spring flirty fashion or Fall muted layers-the long sleeved look seems to cut across casual, urban chic, work wear and couture in one clean stroke.
For those days or evenings when you need the littlest of cover-ups. Adding layer and embellishing the silhouette capeletes are quite on trend this season. It’s always a confusion when layering evening wear or clubwear with out ruining the look of the garment. Capelets seem to fill this gap quite easily adding more to a look than taking away from it. It definitely my pick for a must-have as we inch closer to fall.
A few little additions make a real difference to an ensemble and add a whole new dimension to a wardrobe. I hope you find my little list of Je ne sais quoi as definitive as I have. Till next time- Keep it sharp!
One sleeve tops
It’s that point where we couldn’t decide whether we wanted to have sleeves or not and decided go for gold — take it all! Asymmetric design at its best, this style is sharp enough to be chic and eccentric enough to have its own personality. We’ve seen the off shoulders, asymmetric design influences doing the rounds since the 80s, this season these elements are painted a shade 2016. Blending with all the go-to trends of the season monochrome, peasant bourgeoisie, pinstripes, renaissance influences, etc.