Once deemed unfashionable, your dad’s dorky sneakers from the ‘90s gets a cooler revival this year. Now bigger and better, these sneakers have now completely filled the ‘gram. Make a statement by stomping on the streets with a pair of chunky sneakers. See how the Clozette Community wears these bold pairs that everyone must have.
A touch of preppy
The comeback of previous trends and icons
Ah, the good ol’ days. We don’t know about you, but it seems like fashion brands are catering to people’s nostalgia with their latest releases and shows. If you’ve been active on social media the past few months, you would notice some very popular childhood icons present in the previous Fashion Weeks.
But before we get into that, let’s talk about nostalgia. We’ve already discussed the presence of nostalgia in beauty, but it’s not quite the same when it comes to fashion. You see, fashion trends come and go over the years; often, trends repeat after several decades as people take inspiration from past fads. It could also be said the present trends are developments that occurred from previous ones. This is called the “nostalgia pendulum”, a theory in fashion and pop culture where what’s old and passé becomes new and on-trend again every 20 to 30 years. You could just look at the resurgence of floral sundresses, VSCO-worthy scrunchies, and Adidas track pants of the ‘90s in present-day social media to see this theory in action. Even the grainy, film-filters in photos add to the whole nostalgic experience.
Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a certain style that triggers the nostalgia. It could also be simple things we associate with happy days in our childhood that make us feel warm and cosy inside. Just take a look at Nina Ricci’s Spring Summer 2020 runway show in Paris Fashion Week. Models were decked out in oversized plastic hats that eerily look like sand buckets. Bags in the same shape and style also featured during the show. Who wouldn’t be reminded of warm days on the beach playing in the sand with that image?
But undoubtedly, it was Hello Kitty that became the star of the Fashion Week runways this year. Coinciding with Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary, a lot of brands took inspiration from the beloved Sanrio character’s iconic sense of style.
The next time we saw her, she made her catwalk debut in London Fashion Week as JimmyPaul’s muse for his SS20 collection. The line showcased wearable pieces such as blue Hello Kitty-print tracksuits and T-shirts, a chic tweed coat-dress ensemble, and an eye-catching plush toy-covered dress. The mixture of bizarre features and the familiar Hello Kitty details somehow work together to create picture-worthy eye candy.
She’s also present in streetwear through a limited-edition collection collaboration with Levi’s earlier this year. The collection made shirts, hoodies, denim jackets, jeans, and bags so ladies can come up with a purr-fectly stylish outfit. (We just had to!)
If you’re into jiujitsu, Moya Brand is partnering up with Sanrio and they’re coming out with an online-exclusive, limited-edition collection of kimonos, apparel, and accessories on 8 October 2019. We might as well call 2019 the Year of Hello Kitty, don’t you agree?
Whether it be a marketing ploy, a natural occurrence in time, or a homage to an icon of our childhood, fashion is always there to memorialise the innocence and playfulness of youth. In our opinion, there’s nothing wrong with that.
When it comes to fashion, we got to hand it to the French girls who can basically transform a piece of small cloth into something chic and fashionable. Of course, we're talking about the scarf and the 101 ways that women of style use it — whether as an accessory or part of their wardrobe ensemble. Scarves are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing one can actually own. It can be used in a number of ways and comes in the most beautiful colours and design. It can also be used multiple times without washing and, best of all, it's a one size fits all.
So what are the best and most stylish ways to use our scarves? We turn to some of our favourite fashionistas who share with us these awesome ways that show that scarves are truly your ultimate fashion statement piece.
Do the French knot
An oldie but goodie, doing the French knot using our scarves (whether large or small) remains to be one of the most fashionable ways to use a scarf. The French knot or French twist adds a nice focal point to one's wardrobe and can definitely keep us warm during the cold season.
The cowboy twist
This type of knot is more subtle than the French knot but still just as chic. A simple shirt and jeans ensemble can be given a nice, elegant touch with a scarf that's worn like a colourful choker, adding a fresh addition to your outfit.
Large scarves become an instant, comfy wrap for anyone who needs a nice, sleek coverup option. This option is great when wearing basic outfits like a simple little black dress or a tank and jeans combination. Large scarves offer instant warmth during chilly nights when you're out on a date and can even serve as a mini blanket for beach or garden party.
The bag upgrade
If you have a nice bag that just looks too plain for you, then you can amp up its look by simply tying a bright-coloured scarf for a much-needed pop of colour. What's cool about this is that different scarves could mean different looks for your bag, giving it a whole new look every time.
Scarves are actually one of the most functional and pretty head accessory that you can own. A nice soft scarf can be worn like a headband, complete with a nice bow on top. Do a '60s touch and use your scarf as a turban. Simply pair your scarved hairdo with a nice cute top and jeans.
You don't really need a whole other dress if you want a coverup while on the beach — a nice big scarf can do just that. Extra-large scarves can be styled to look like an instant tunic, a stylish kaftan or an instant skirt.
The halter top
If you can't think of anything to wear, a large scarf might actually be an option for another stylish top. Simple styling can transform your scarf into a sexy halter top, an off-shoulder ensemble or even a sexy tube top.
The ultimate accessory
Lastly, scarves are actually great options for accessories. You can tie a small scarf around your wrist to serve as a soft cuff and even use large scarves as a unique belt to liven an ensemble. No matter how you choose to use your scarf, this is definitely one closet staple that you should always have.
Next, check out tips on how to style vests.