Maybe it’s a product of all the uncertainty in the air right now and the collective angst over the upcoming presidential election. Who knows how we’ll all feel by January 2017 as we inaugurate either the first woman president or the first thrice married billionaire businessman president. So far during this spring ’17 show cycle I’m hard pressed to find something to get excited about, something to make me dream about next spring. Collectively I see a lot of tortured clothes. Too many garments twisted and sliced with unnecessary strips of fabrics, strings and threads dangling like unfinished ideas. Too many ruffles traveling up, down and around the body all but obscuring the wearer. Too many necklines twisted and tugged (and haven’t we seen quite enough of the cold shoulder by now). Maybe this system has run it’s course and it’s time for a reboot.
Regardless of all that we must still dress ourselves, recognize our own style and move forward. I don’t like too many extraneous details or clothes that seem like work to wear. What’s important is to know ourselves well enough to reject what doesn’t suit us and adapt what we see on the runways to fulfill our own needs and desires for newness. Here are some elements I can get excited about and will integrate into my mix.
I feel strongly for a mid calf length in skirts with movement as well as dresses, so much so that I’m on the lookout to add it to my fall rotation with a great pair of boots.
I had fun wearing my white jumpsuit this summer and wish I could find a great black or navy one for fall.
For several seasons now I’ve been craving long tunics over pants and the feeling is getting stronger. Stay tuned for more to come…