Streetwear Trend: Touch Base

November 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Trends, womenswear

Every season sportswear is one of the big influences in fashion. And this year designers seemed inspired by baseball. The signature high school jackets not only popped up on the international runways (Alexander Wang, Dsquared, Opening Ceremony), there were as big a hit in the streets. Now of course you can go all preppy with the baseball jacket, yet the trick is to turn it into something grown up, feminine and surprising. Like pairing it with a little black dress or wearing it on top of a tight pencil skirt. Wear it oversize (steal your boyfriend’s) and show some leg to pull this sporty look off. Perhaps add one of those cool caps we’ve been seeing a lot? Looking sporty without hitting the gym. It’s so easy.


Catwalktrend FW2010: his jacket

August 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

Your man’s pants, shoes and jackets are no longer safe next season. ‘Cause chances are you’re leaving the house in them. Especially the masculine jacket is an easy, stylish fashion item you can throw over almost any look. Whether you combine it with a cocktail dress, a pair of pleated pants or a pencil skirt. You can never go wrong with your man’s jacket.

The so called boyfriend jacket was already popular this summer, yet for fall it has become even manlier. The shoulders have broadened and the length has increased.

At Sonie Rykiel the jacket was part of a suit and seemed to belong to some kind of giant. Preen, Dries van Noten and Bottega Veneta showed large pieces as well. Also, quite a few designers opted for a double breast version.

In case you’re afraid to look too masculine in these jackets we have a few tips to make the jacket appear more feminine:

  1. tuck or roll up your sleeves
  2. wear nothing underneath or at least something with a low v-neck (like Michael Kors showed on the runway)
  3. wear a small belt over your jacket, around the waist to accentuate your silhouette.
  4. add accessories like a brooch on the collar of the jacket