Trends used to begin in the streets. But in the XXI century, when everyone has two not-so-distant lives (the real life and the online life), trends seem to begin in our instagram explore page. That´s where you can find the most popular posts with the latest styling tips and coolest accessories.
That´s also where you laugh at memes but I guess that´s not the subject here.
Instagram hasn’t been exactly my favorite place for several reasons but I must admit that when it comes to discover the latest trends and coolest brands, it’s my number 1 source. Finding small brands is basically the reason I ignore all those WhatsApp group messages *cof cof*
“So, Filipa, what shouldn’t we be missing?”
Glad you asked! Chances are, you´ve been seeing a lot of pearls and golden chains, a signficant ammount of shells and sea related accessories (hello, summer!) and hair clips. Lot´s of hair clips. Allow me to show you…
Don’t forget to leave a love note saying hi 🙂
After a few seasons of Pinterest boards full of minimalistic designs and outfits, FW15 is finally here ready to give you everything you need to know how to create your very own personalized closet. Truth be told, there´s a wide range of options and different styles for every type of person (from punk and edgy with Saint Laurent and McQueen´s Victorian mood to Burberry Prorsum and Chloé´s folk). So, my first advice? Because clothes shouldn´t dictate your personality (and these FW15 pieces really do seem to have gained their own), just decide who you want to be. Follow your most fashionable instincts. Remember that patterned and colorful mini skirt you thought you could never mix with an equally beautiful patterned blouse and lots of accessories? You should definitely try it on. Pretend you´re 5 again and play that dress-up game you used to. My second advice? When in lack of inspiration, go spy on your muses – and I´m not only talking about that secret instagram crush we all have… Dig deeper and watch again those old movies that used to inspire you, that book character you always felt connected with, that tv show where you first had your heart broken by a bag (or an handsome male/female intriguing and mysterious character).
In the end, you must feel audacious, leave the rules behind you and say: “Welcome back, Maximalism. I´m ready to give you a tight hug”.
Colors: Venetian Red; Berry; Oranges; Greens; Purple; Metallics
Patterns: Snake; Stripes; Plaids; Polka Dots; Floral
Fabrics: Tweed; Leather; Velvet
Key Pieces: Capes and Ponchos; Leather and tweed Skirts; Wide-leg pants; retro patterned coat (or a trench); small cross body bags (Chloé; Furla; Lanvin); modernist pumps
Accessories: berets (something i´ve been patiently waiting to wear again) and beanies (and with lots of embroidery); hats; scarves (every type of them); headbands ( another one i´ve been dying to wear..)
Jewels: Go big or go home – oversized earrings and necklaces. Every piece on your jewelry box must make a statement.
Designers: Miu Miu; Gucci (well done, Alessandro Michele); Charlotte Olympia; Bottega Veneta; Marc Jacobs; Lanvin; Balmain (for bold metallics); Burberry; Dolce & Gabbana
Spy on their style: Poppy Delevigne; Iris Apfel; Leandra Medine (from Man Repeller); Mira Duma
Icons: Françoise Hardy; Loulou de La Falaise; Marion Cotillard
One of the pre fall 2015 collections i´ve been loving is the Dolce & Gabbana inspired by Maiolica pottery from the Renaissance. Perfect transposition of the Mediterranean culture – which i´m passionate about. This collection happens to be also one of my favorites for this summer (althought it´s pre fall) specially cause it reminds me of Portuguese tiles one of the biggest Portuguese marks when it comes to Arts and Culture.
I´m still not sure which piece I like the most but I would definitely wear a complete look with this beautiful padron.
How would you style this trend and what do you think about it?
Uma das coleções pre fall 2015 que mais gostei foi a da Dolce & Gabbana, inspirada na cerâmica renascentista de Maiolica. Transpõe perfeitamente a cultura mediterrânea, a qual eu adoro. Esta coleção é uma das minhas favoritas para este verão (apesar de ser pre fall) principalmente porque me faz lembrar o Azulejo Português, uma das nossas maiores marcas no que toca à arte e cultura.
Ainda não tenho bem a certeza de que peça gosto mais, embora definitivamente optasse por usar um look completo com este padrão.
Como interpretariam esta tendência e o que acham dela?
I’ve always had a problem with stripes but when I think it’s enough something fabulous (and with stripes) appears and I just can’t seem to resist it… The fact that it’s still a trend (and for what I’ve seen it will be for a long time) doesn’t help me very much 😒
Sempre tive um problema com riscas – tenho muito mais roupa às riscas do que devia. Mas quando penso que já chega de riscas, qualquer coisa fantástica aparece e eu não lhe consigo resistir… Para além do mais, vai continuar a ser uma tendência (e pelo que vi, daquelas que ficam para durar) e isso não me ajuda muito 😒
Inspired by this post from Lena, and this one from Dana, I decided it was time to chose the perfect midi-skirt. While last summer (and even autumn/winter) was all about long skirts, this fall we Started to see mini skirts, in a sixties throwback and – the most elegant one – The mid-length skirt.
It appeared paired with oversized sweaters, large knitwear, heels and sneakers, giving the outfits an elegant touch and capturing attentions both on the streets and runways. It can be straight, pencil shaped or pleated or whatever you want it to be.
For what I’m concerned, this could be another never ending trend – though I still haven’t found the perfect midi. And this time it comes with all the comfort you need in your daily routine!
Mostly seen on coats – and specially oversized coats, this is THE color. Reminds me of Chloé pastels, Burberry mythical trench coat and definitely makes me think about autumn and why I prefer cold weather. What I like about this never ending color trend, is the way you can look sophisticated and yet irreverent (imagine a camel oversized coat, white sneakers, black suit trousers and a black shirt). The creative touch is everything when it comes to fashion, so try and add something different to your camel outfit!
It’s hard to chose from all the collections, going through all the instagrams and finding favorites. Like every year, there are some trends I don’t see myself wearing today, yet, when I try the clothes on later, I actually love them. Usually, when fashion week starts, the first thing I go after are the street style photos. This time, I decided to take a look at the collections first (after all, it is fashion week…).
Victoria Beckham, spring summer 2015 ready-to-wear
Versus Versace, spring summer, 2015, ready-to-wear
Vera Wang, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Tory Burch, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Tommy Hilfiger, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Thakoon, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Rodarte, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Rebecca Minkoff, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Peter Som, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Oscar de la Renta,Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Nanette Lepore, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Michael Kors, Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Mara Hoffman,Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Co.,Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear
Alexander Wang,Spring Summer, 2015, Ready-to-Wear