Elsa Schiaparelli describes fashion this way: “In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.”
And yes, we can ooh and aah at the latest fashion trend. But admittedly, what can look fierce and ferocious on a model with ultra-long legs and a hanger thin frame may not look as good on someone else. Can haute couture translate to a wearable look you can enjoy?
So let’s play the game of “Can You Rock This?”.
- Going by the layers. Layers are always a thing for fall and winter fashion, but will you try wearing a shirt, vest and jacket in different colors and textures? How about a knit turtleneck under a summer dress? If you feel like wearing layers, avoid being caught in ugly and heavy layers that make you look like the Michelin Man. Layering can actually be ultra chic. The key is to combine more bulky pieces with form-fitting ones. For instance, a chunky sweater will work best when layered with a tight top. You can also add a belt to minimize the bulk.
- Bubblegum pink. Sugary sweet shades of pink are dominating the runway this winter – this includes a rich blush rose, bright pink and magenta. This bold explosion of color is commonly associated with spring, so an outfit in bubblegum pink can come as a pleasant surprise. To make this work, use pink with fuss-free and tailored pieces. If you have pale skin, go with sugary bright shades. Meanwhile, if your skin tone is darker, pale shades may be a better option. Other spring-happy colors include baby blue and orange sherbet.
- Sportswear. Balenciaga married sportswear with couture by pairing a waxed ski jacket with formal office wear. If you feel like putting some winter fun in your office or casual look, take out those ski jackets, tailored slacks and pointy-toe heels.
- Shearling. Warm and fuzzy sheepskin is not just for coats and jackets. It has also made its way into trims, collars and cuffs. Often, shearling is incorporated into the outfit using a patchwork style. Shearling can add texture to complete an effortless and stylishly disheveled look.
- Trooper hats. Reminiscent of the oversized bearskins worn by the British Foot Guards, these hats by Louis Vuitton come with earflaps – the better to keep your ears warm, my dear. If you want to make a statement and are tired of beanies, you may want to try pulling this off.
These are just some of the hottest trends for the fall and winter fashions. Can you pull this off? Would you want to? That depends on your own sense of style and how much you enjoy rocking a look. Of course, another consideration is the functionality of your outfits. Aside from the question, “How good will I look in that?”, you should also ask, “How comfortable will I feel in that?”
Ravean heated jackets offers a wonderful combination of fashion and functionality. With its sleekly design, easy-to-use temperature controls and lightweight heating panels, you will not only look good for the fall and winter weather. You will feel warm and toasty as well. And because this is ultra-light, this jacket can serve as a closet staple for any season.