This fall is going to be all about texture: leather, knitwear, mesh, and subversive basics AKA basics with a twist. I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but remember to go into this season of fashion with sustainability in mind– don’t buy into megatrends that everyone will be sick of in a month. Invest in timeless pieces you can make work now and in the future. A lot of pieces in this post aren’t necessarily new to fashion and can be found in a thrift store, and a few can even be DIY’d. Cheers to that.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: thank you to all things good for the variation fashion has given us in women’s pants these past few years. Trousers, work pants, suit pants, whatever you want to call them, are versatile– more so than jeans IMO. Trousers can be styled with a simple ribbed tank, a sweater vest, a crew neck, a going out top, AND can be worn in a business setting. They’re the ultimate pant.
Zara Full Length Pants $45.90
Mesh blouses are a great closet staple. They can be paired with a fun or simple bra underneath, or under a leather blazer. My favorite way I’ve seen them styles is with just the middle button(s) buttoned.
Motel Rocks Kelly Shirt in Mesh Sage Smoke $29.00 (on sale!)
According to GQ, subversive basics cover all manner of tanks, tees, and other simple essentials that have been twisted off their axis. I’ve also seen a lot of DIY projects where people use tights and cut out shapes and holes to make their own subversive tops.
Zara Vented Seamless Top $25.90
These asymmetrical jeans and bodysuit are a safe way to dip your toes into the subversive basics style. If this micro trend is over and gone soon these will still be stylish. Another reminder to invest in not-too-trendy trends, AKA clothes that you’ll be happy to wear for longer than a season.
Knwls Pulp Top (sold out)
These two UK-based clothing brands have incredible, collections. Liky Florence is a London based sustainable knitwear line run by 18-year-old Fashion Design Foundation student Lily Picchioni. Knwls is the brainchild of Charlottle Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault, featuring sheer mesh, cutouts, and textures.
I don’t think you understand… I’m obsessed. I’m not a huge fan of preppy style, but there are bits and pieces of it I can appreciate and loafers are certainly one of those. If you have the means to ball out on this timeless style, check out these Gucci loafers. Insane. Add a pair of Aritzia’s Tna Base Ankle Sock and you’re golden.
UO Sally Square-Toe Loafer $59.00
ARM SLEEVES / ARM WARMER TOPS
I think arm sleeves are a fun wya to spice up an oherwise
H&M Top and Arm Warmers $17.99
Zara Knit Arm Sweater $25.90
You can DIY your own top with arm warmers by cutting any long sleeve top or tights!