British Esquire Style Director @teovandenbroeke
giving us all kinds of inspiration for our work week looks. Peg-shaped
trousers and cotton polo shirt by COS. Jacket by Brunello Cucinelli.
Monk strap shoes by Banana Republic.
A “Pachucha” (Mexican-American women in zoot suits) Rosie From Boyle Heights In The 1940s. (via)
‘A zoot suit (occasionally spelled zuit suit) is a men’s suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. This style of clothing became popular among the African American, Chicano, Filipino American, and Italian American communities during the 1940s.’ (wiki)
Expand your consciousness and take a trip back to the ’70s in psychedelic prints and abstract patterns for fall. To get the look, be mind-blown and incorporate crazy prints into your wardrobe with high-fashion inspiration and some of the best pieces from your favorite online shops below.
Psychedelic Prints on the Fall 2014 Runways
First seen on the Fall 2014 runways, hallucinatory prints at Acne Studios and Dries Van Noten turned heads and had us longing for the raver days. Looking dazed and confused is definitely a must this fall.
Acne Studios Fall 2014
Dries Van Noten Fall 2014, style.com
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 Street Style Goes Trippy
Spotted throughout PFW, model Hanne Gaby Odiele and style setters rocked optic Dries while Giovanna Battaglia and Hanneli Mustaparta sported Acne swirls.
Sometimes you just want to avoid color and the best alternative to your blacks and whites is the shade that lies in middle, grey. The smoky hue looks great when mixed and matched with various tones in the same spectrum. Pair your light gunmetal with dark charcoal for the perfect head-to-toe monochrome look.
Inspiration: Spring 2015 Street Style
Spotted on the streets on NYC, model Jessica Hart and fashion editor Barbara Martelo took a business casual, androgynous approach to grey dressing.
Model Jessica Hart at NYFW Spring 2015.
Editor Barbara Martelo at NYFW Spring 2015.
Shop Everything Grey
Create your own head-to-toe grey look with every kind of necessity you need, from jackets and dress to scarves and boots.
Each year, fashion makes room for a fresh crop of faces that show promise in raw talent and personal style. Looking ahead, we made a list of the top five girls that we’ll be watching in 2015, from an up-and-coming musician to an Insta-famous model. Scroll down to see who’s on our radar right now, and snag their individual styles below.
FKA Twigs is about to take the music and fashion worlds by storm. After dancing backup for artists like Kylie Minogue and Ed Sheeran, the 27-year-old English singer-songwriter released her first album in August of last year, and has since landed a coveted spot in Coachella’s 2015 lineup. Not to mention she has already appeared on the cover of i-D and in the pages of Vogue. This girl is going places.
Younger sister to model Gigi, 18-year-old Bella Hadid has already signed with model agency IMG, walked the runway at New York Fashion Week and appeared on the cover of Jalouse, and she hasn’t even finished her first year of college yet (she’s studying photography at the New School in New York). Expect to see much more of this young up-and-comer in 2015.
When a new French face is on the rise, we take notice. 29-year-old Léa Seydoux is the latest actress to make a name for herself in the US, with an iMDB page that includes the films Inglourious Basterds, Blue is the Warmest Color and The Grand Budapest Hotel. On the fashion front, she has appeared in Vogue and in campaigns for Rag & Bone and Miu Miu. Set to play the next Bond girl later this year, we’d say she’s on her way to becoming a breakout star.
There aren’t many pieces of clothing that you can wear to work, dinner, dancing and the Sunday farmer’s market, and not look out of place. Loose-fitting trousers, however, are one of those versatile items that look chic no matter where you’re headed. A slim, high-waisted pair will add inches to your height and a silky version will leave you feeling dressed up but oh-so comfortable. Wear them with a blouse and heels for an elegant work outfit, or pair them with a sweater and loafers for brunch on the weekend. Shop our trouser selection below and say hello to your new favorite pair of pants.
hey i need to get some new clothes. i feel like my wardrobe is either too plain or too costumey for an 18 year old and i'd love to figure out a way to find my own style. could you recommend like 5 basic pieces that would help me do that?