It then became less about the seasons must haves and more of a realisation (thanks to discovering The Face magazine) that I loved styling up outfits and just wanted to wear what I wanted whether everyone loved it or not. I made my own clothes too which meant I didn't have to just put up with what the high street had on offer and made my look even more unique
These days I just dip in to whats going on on the catwalks usually through blogs I read, people I follow on Instagram, a quick look on the Vogue website or scanning through (rather obsessively) my ever trusty pinterest boards. I have collected thousands of fashion imagery over the years and always want to share my findings with you but pinterest moves faster than I can blog!
The Marc Jacobs Spring Ready-to-wear 2018 collection caught my eye whilst I was browsing through Susie (Lau) Bubble's blog, Style Bubble. I just loved the big hippy-trippy retro flowers, I've not been a flower print lover for a few years but these bold and bright beauties remind me of my nineties youth where big daisies covered everything from belts, dresses to De La Soul's '3 feet high and rising' album. I just loved daisies when I was a teenager! The extra surprise were the super cute sequinned flower embellished fabrics in real bright colours, adding a little glamour to this fashion mash up.
The next things noted were the head wraps, worn big and up high African style, I love head wraps but I have a tiny head and no hair to wrap it around, you have to wrap about twenty scarfs round my head for any effect! A great alternative to a woolly hat for the winter that will work all year round, give it a go!
The bright coloured and extreme oversized rain macs and knits look great worn big and slouchy, perfect for keeping you real warm and cuddly for the winter months especially when layered over a poloneck and shirt for triple protection against the elements!
There is a nod to sportswear with voluminous tracksuits and sports anoraks worn with the poloneck and shirts buttoned all the way up ensemble and it looks like bumbags, socks and sliders are here for another year. Who's waiting for spring? This collection can inspire you now!
The key pieces for a Marc Jacobs inspired transitional winter wardrobe
Worn big in bold colours and bright prints (wrap headscarves and shawls around your head and play around with it).
Bright coloured, oversized knitwear
Worn over fitted shirts
Pulled in at the waist with a bumbag
In bright colours and big prints, roll them in at the bottom to create a carrot effect think more hareem than a baggy All Saints 90s girl band vibe!
Look for vintage or retro inspired items. Good luck, I haven't seen any yet! The high street will be full of them by Spring!
Urban Sports influenced bumbags, Duffel bags and cross body bags covered with keyring charms, worn all at once, Mesh ruffled collars and boas worn as scarves and as bag accessories, big earrings, beaded bags and details and that amazing head wrap.
Photographs courtesy vogue.com
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