We are becoming more and more casual in our choice of clothes for formal occasions, e.g. red carpet events (sneakers with tuxedo), job interviews – pattern dress in vivid colors with smart jacket in traditional navy or black. There is nothing surprising then in the fact, that now is the time to reverse that trend and opt for elegance in informal circumstances.
Let's try wearing luxury pieces mixed with comfortable once for the weekend getaways, summer vacation or short visits in the country. There is nothing new under the sun in that way of dressing. If we think about our favorite period pieces like Pride and Prejudice or Downton Abbey, ladies had amazing clothes made by their seamstresses for such occasions like horse riding, fox hunting or just casual walks in the park. What makes the current trend totally different is that it has to meet the following criteria: comfort, high quality of the material and it has to scream modern! (As it is often inspired by street fashion.)
Suede and lace are very visible in 2015 Summer and Fall collections. The materials have been applied in more avant-garde and day-suitable options, from amazing boots and saddle bags inspired by the Wild West through “Modern Romanticism” depicted in flowery and flowy dresses, to 70's glamour.
Feel free to share your favorite trends this Spring. I am definitely mesmerized by suede bags and country inspired feminine suede boots.
|BDG Suede Belted Bag|
|Source: (Madame Germany February 2015 via Visual Optimism)|
|Lost Valley Ankle Boot by Free People|
|Photo by Mikael Wardhana, Designer: Natalia Grzybowski|
|Source: Fashion Gone Rouge|
|Photographer: Daniel Lehenbauer for Pigeons & Peacocks Magazine, 2013|