If there is one look that guarantees a bad-a$$ vibe, it’s metal, leather, and all things black. Lift this look a little higher by using trend forecasting.
I’m very intrigued because an uncooperative but common material choice is joining our realm this upcoming fall. Vogue published an article today giving the heads up that corduroy is resurfacing. Designers like Y/Project and Prada utilized it. With the fall runways coming up, we will see the material used in all different ways.
Corduroy has a very distinct texture, and so does the faux suede of this Zara skirt. If I see a trend using corduroy that I love, I will definitely use it to combine textures in outfits. It could add a splash of nostalgia and discrete flair.
The only issue with this look is that all the pieces are from fast fashion giants. This means that the look is accessible to everyone. Each piece’s value went way down. The way to reverse the damage is to change minor details of a piece or style them differently. The belt on this skirt is tied, but it came as a normal belt. I knew having a belt around an oversized skirt was quite normal, so I took the fabric and tied a knot. Now there is a new edge to the piece.
Fashion week is about discovering new ways to style our common pieces. Look for minor details that could be changed. Attention to detail is key in creating an influential look.