Heyyy guys! Sorry for the lack of updates. I have no excuses, I had been extremely lazy the past few days and I am preparing for something for this blog.
I have stated, re-stated, and over-stated in this blog that I am a very girly girl. I love all things dainty, flowy, floral, pastel and every frilly adjective that you could think of. But I do believe in balance, as in “too much of something is not good”. That is why for the next Trend Watch posts, I’ll be featuring ways to androgynize (yeah, it’s a made up word, but you get what I mean, right?) an otherwise girly outfit.
The first one, as mentioned in the title, is using a leather jacket.
From what I’ve observed from lookbook users, when making your leather jacket as your statement piece, you have to either decide whether to focus more on the girly aspect of the look by using the leather jacket to balance the outfit or on the tougher side wherein you add more accessories that emphasize the harder aspect of the outfit.
(Phan H) This is what I mean when I say that the jacket is used mainly as balance. See how when the jacket is removed, the outfit remains it’s girl-ish aspect?
(Ericke Tan) This is another softer version of the leather jacket look since she used a jacket with a softer color than black.
Kimia C, on the other hand, achieved a more androgynous look by using a band t-shirt, black tights and black shoes.
Of course, channeling a tougher vibe doesn’t confine one from using colors other than black. Even though Lina Tesch used a turquoise dress and red clutch, she still remained to look tough by using studs and spikes in her accessories.
Now that you’ve chosen your focus, it’s off to mixing and matching!
(Tricia Gosingtian) Florals are the most obvious staples of a girly-girl. Pairing them with leather jacket balances and makes the look tougher.
(Trixia S) Of course, there’s also the Tutu skirt. The leather jacket takes away all the frilly-ness of the tutu and gives it a more serious vibe.
(Uli Chan) Soft drapes given by midi and maxi dresses/skirts are given the tough treatment with a leather jacket.
(Oraclefox) Chiffon, jersey, and crochet dresses are texturized further.
(LA from LA’s blog)
Of course this is not confined to skirt/dress+leather jackets only. You could also pair it with pants and shorts that have a more feminine color.
Here are other inspirations for this trend:
Photos from Lookbook.nu
Sorry for the photospam, I’m just really excited about this. Gaaaah!
Hope you had fun reading this :)
Love and World Peace,