The Gucci Spring 2016 runway has to be one of my favorite fashion shows of all time. It reminded me of why I personally fell in love with fashion, and inspired me to re-explore the depths of my own personal style.
These days with the internet and instagram and endless means of inspiration, I actually found myself lacking creativity when it came to getting dressed, because I became so heavily influenced from others around me. With the upsurge of athleisure, minimalism, and normcore, I found myself dulling down my attire with hopes of achieving a seamless Instagram feed comprised of the perfect balance of white, gray, black and cactus. To be frank, that just isn’t me. What I love about fashion is the story behind things. I’ve always been the first to grab my mom’s vintage clothing, and could spend a day thrifting at the Rose Bowl. And it goes beyond clothing – I love reading memoirs and semi-biographical fiction stories about people like Coco Chanel and Kurt Cobain, and learning more about other people’s stories. Things that have character and a story have always spoken louder to me.
Gucci’s Spring show was all of this and more – a magpie’s heaven filled with everything from bespoke brooches to patterns fit for a Mary Poppin fabric tote. And, it reminded me why I love getting dressed in the morning. Now, that was a really long way of getting to this outfit. But an important one, because this runway has helped remind me of my sartorial roots.
For this outfit, I started off with a silk blue and green pinstripe top, unbuttoned enough to showcase a navy bandana neck tie. The gray coat is new in my rotation, and has found it’s way into many outfits as of late. I weaved in vintage with navy and white saddle shoes and a polka dot handbag, both of which used to belong to my mom. The key when mixing prints (in this case: bandana, dots and saddle shoes) is having a color that connects, like navy. I really love how the whole look effortlessly pulls together. And I adore it even more because it’s a proper representation of what I love: new meets old. Also, can’t forget this gorgeous rose gold and marble ring by Coco Q!
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