Actually, in the past week or so, the fashion world has lost two incredible icons, Andre Leon Talley and now Thierry Mugler. I consider myself a fan of both. I was introduced to Talley on America’s Next Top Model. Last summer I read his amazing biography, The Chiffon Trenches, which I can’t recommend enough. I can’t remember exactly when I first learned about Thierry Mugler. Somewhere between dressing 80’s icon Jerry Hall and the famous sexy dress from Indecent Proposal, I started following his fantastical work. It was a super special treat when I got to see the Mugler exhibit in Montreal in 2019. In his honor, I’m sharing that post here again in case you missed it the first time around.
Frankly, the older I get, the less trends matter when it comes to actually dressing myself for my real life. However, I do still find trends fun! And I really enjoy seeing the latest come down the catwalks! I like adding a few trendy pieces to my rotation. Here are a few of the trends that I’ve noticed for Spring/Summer 2022, along with some commentary of how I’ll be translating them to my 50-something California casual wardrobe …. or not!
Note: ALL photos are borrowed from #IMAXTREE.
Aww, I do love saturated color, especially these deep jewel tones! Gorgeous! As I suggest in my wardrobe building posts, a great method to wardrobe building is to work around a few favorite neutrals and then use colors as accent pieces. I expect to do this for spring with some pops of hot pink and maybe some spring green if I can find the right item. However, if you have the budget and the boldness, why not go for ALL saturated colors? You’ll look runway ready and I’m sure heads will turn!
Do you have a go-to look that you reach for again and again? For me that has to be bootcut jeans with a black turtleneck sweater. I think it’s flattering on me and it’s warm. It pretty much goes anywhere!
When things are busy or I’m just not feeling experimental, I turn to this look again and again.
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