There’s something about ballet that fashion folks are just drawn to — maybe it’s the intricate costumes on stage, or the fact that ballerinas are basically models in tutus, perhaps it’s the footwear (although with the decline in popularity of the ballet flat…I doubt it) but regardless of the reason, you really can’t avoid the topic of ballet in fashion. Whether it’s a celeb-crazed workout, a spring gala, or on pointe Instagrams (get it?) let’s dive a little deeper into fashion’s obsession with the dance genre.
I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to layering, I typically keep it very practical (layering for the weather and not necessarily for looks). Every once in a while I’ll get a little creative — a bodysuit with a jumpsuit, two pairs of tights, and a sweater over a dress more than one time — but for the most part, I stick to a top and a jacket…if outerwear is necessary. Regardless of the reason for wearing more clothes, there’s a new(ish) trend that’s making me think twice about the idea of layering…FOR FUN.
With all of the muted color trends that have been making their way into both our spring / summer and fall / winter wardrobes (blush, camel, greige, etc.), fashion now decides it’s going to punch you in the face with this…
There are many categories when it comes to trends — we have color trends (remember when you couldn’t survive Fall 2012 without oxblood?) there’s silhouette trends (PEPLUM ’13!!) accessory trends (currently: flat mules) and that leads me to today’s trend topic…designer trends, specifically those of the Gucci variety.