Fashion is a funny thing – at its best it is a way to express yourself, your individuality and just generally have a bit of fun, it shouldn’t be onerous to stay in style.
In honor of that fact, this guest post is a tribute to the stranger fashion trends of 2011 and the more distant past. See what you think, maybe you’ll love them all, maybe not. But perhaps at the least we can all get some quirky inspiration.
This was a style popular in the 70s and nowadays is often utilized in retro and vintage outfits. The downside is that the bright and sometimes garish colors have the effect of making you look larger than you actually are; which is great if you’re a frog (to avoid being eaten), but not normally the aim of a fashionista.
You may think that this is pretty mainstream, and don’t get me wrong, I love platform shoes, but they are actually an odd concept in fashion terms. You see, high heels are fab because they accentuate the muscles in your legs and make them look longer and more slender. Platforms on the other hand make you look taller, but without the benefits of high heels.
Of course recently, platform wedges have rather stylishly combined the two styles, leaving us with the shoe we all know and love today. Still, I’m sure there will still be a following for the traditional flat platformer.
It’s true, on the catwalks of 2011 there really were a whole range of ‘pajama inspired’ outfits being modelled. Now I really wish this would catch on, because the whole idea is lovely. There’s nothing better than a lazy pajama day…
In the UK there was of course a rather notable marriage last year, and as a result this trend took off of dressing ‘Royally’. Now of course there isn’t an official royal uniform, but several people were dressing in very upmarket dresses with large hats and fitted suits– all as if they were actually going to the big day themselves! Some people of course pulled it off wonderfully; some not so much.
I guess this is more of a business trend than fashion perhaps, but we have started seeing shorts being combo’d with relatively formal attire and in many cases worn in the workplace. Personally though, I like this one, it breaks convention in a good way, and is that not what fashion is all about?
This guest post was written by Ricky from Zando, the online fashion store. Thanks for reading.