Fresh Womenswear Looks to Wear to Atelier MODA
It’s that time of year again; the annual MODA fashion show is right around the corner! It’s one of the rare opportunities for a college student to go all out and wear something eccentric, bold, or over-the-top. But this freedom comes with pressure to pull through with a perfect look. If you’re unsure where to find inspiration, I have you covered: keep reading to find the best look for your night out on the town.
Baby, it’s (still) cold outside, so layer up!
Ever since Demna Gvasalia sent a 7-layer coat down the Balenciaga runway for his FW18 collection, I have been inspired to pile on the layers. The brutal Chicago winter makes this trend even more appealing, and the best part is that your wardrobe probably already has all you need to pull this look off. Adding a turtleneck under a sweatshirt or slip dress or wearing a blazer under a coat are great ways to achieve the look. If you want to try this trend but are afraid of it feeling too bulky, try layering lots of jewelry instead. Maximalism is all the rage now, making this style a perfect one to replicate.
Screw gender norms, opt for an androgynous fit
The past few seasons have seen countless gender-fluid looks go down the runway, especially as more and more labels, including Gucci, JW Anderson, and Kenzo, choose to merge their menswear and womenswear collections into one show.
Many streetwear brands also use both men and women to model the same pieces in their collections. A big part of fashion is exploring gender fluidity and the ideas of what menswear and womenswear are, so don’t be afraid to push boundaries by trying out a look that is more traditionally masculine than feminine. An easy way to do this is to wear an 80s-inspired power suit, characterized by their exaggerated silhouettes, loose fit, and boxy shoulders.
If you’re looking for something a little more comfortable and casual, try a more streetwear-inspired look. Oversized sweatshirts, tees, and sneakers all fit the style, and since streetwear is so widespread nowadays, it won’t be difficult to find the perfect fit. Adding unique accessories (think: bright hair clips and tiny sunglasses, which are all the rage now) can also elevate an outfit and create a more personal feel.
When in doubt, go for head-to-toe monochrome
Dressing all in one color can be far from boring; in fact, it usually makes for a strong fit. It’s common to see people wearing all black, but choosing a brighter color can create a bold statement too. Try putting together different shades of one color or adding prints to break up the look and keep it interesting. This has been a huge trend for the past couple seasons and shows no signs of stopping, so you’ll definitely have your finger on the fashion pulse with a monochrome fit.
Mixing textures is another great way to create a unique take on a monochrome outfit, as the different finishes add dimension to the outfit. My personal favorite textures to play with are velvet, silk, and faux fur, but sherpa, corduroy, and PVC are also great options (and good for the cold!).
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