Rough and tumble

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.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández

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Photo by Sofía Hernández

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.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández. Sunnies by Oscar de la Renta.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández. Skirt from Zara. Shop similar here.

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.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández. Satin camisole from Forever 21. Shop similar here.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández

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.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández

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Photo by Sofía Hernández

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.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández. Jacket by New Look.

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Photo by Sofía Hernández

Photography by Sofía Hernández. Follow her on Instagram.

Catch my latest interview on Vintage Slang by Heather Perry! I talk about life as a model who adopted the titles of stylist and blogger!

XO- Alex

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