So I’ve recently become sort of obsessed with Gucci after Alessandro Michele took over 1.5 (or 2-ish?) years ago. Honestly, talk about a brand makeover–and their newer, whimsical, colorful, vintage-inspired, in-your-face style is right up my alley.
Even better: someone from Gucci came into one of my NCSU Textiles classes to talk with us about the marketing side of their brand. She wasn’t as into the new image as she loved the more classic/sexy Tom Ford-era Gucci, but still appreciated the new audience and straight up “mastermind-like” creativity that Michele has brought in (and um, hello, they dressed Beyonce on her World Tour sooooooo).
One of my favorite thoughts she left with us was the idea that fashion is all about taking risks. She talked about how a new designer can come in and completely blow a group of people’s minds, but there’s always going to be another group that just doesn’t like it. That’s definitely a risk that Gucci has taken, and it’s definitely paid off for them.
So in honor of my love for Gucci, Michele, and their whimsical looks, here are four trends I plan to follow this fall:
Not to say that a 14-year-old me was the one to personally inspire Gucci into featuring some KILLER teal/red/yellow tights in their Fall 2016 RTW, but #TBT TO WHEN I WORE THESE ALL THE TIME AS A FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL.
I stopped wearing them when a stranger in the bathroom asked me what was wrong with my legs.
HA! Look who’s Gucci now, you rude stranger!!!!
Anyways, you can bet I’m bringing these back.
All black monochromatic looks are super cool, super classic, super easy (I literally just did one, here). But Gucci is a step ABOVE, friends. I want all yellow. All pink. All aqua blue. GIVE ME THAT CRAYON AESTHETIC.
Patterns on patterns
Is there ever such thing as too many patterns in one look? I’m sure if you’re into fashion and reading this you’re like, “no of course not, Theresa, as long as you match the colors in your patterns!” But Gucci is even calling that into question.
So what if your favorite patterns have nothing in common besides being stylish as heck? Wear them together. Abandon all the rules. Embrace the chaos!!
Ugly but beautiful glasses
Did you see my outfit post on Saturday?
Olivia found a pair of these sort of hideous glasses that may or may not have a prescription in them at work. They’re legit Givenchy, and I legit get a headache if I wear them too much, but I feel so fab in them because ugly glasses are kinda super cool again (hello, middle school days).
I hope everyone finds a pair of Givenchy glasses at work today.
And if you left your Givenchy glasses somewhere, I…don’t….have…them.