Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Fashion Week Street Style Trends

I remember when platforms made a comeback in the late 1990s. Every girl (including myself) wore thick-soled, fat-heeled, hideously ugly boots. Luckily this time around the platform trend has taken shape in a more lady-like, summery style. Instead of the cluncky, 6" thick soles (remember all those reports of girls falling down escalators due to their mile-high platforms?), the 2008 platform has a tapered and shapely base that enhances the long lines provided by leggings and skinny jeans.

Inspiration: Ashley Oslen wore brown platforms (close-up is pictured above) with black pvc leggings (come to think of it, her's are probably real leather). Rachel Bilson paired her brown/white platforms with skin-tight jeans.

Street style mix masters showing off their platform/legging combos:

I didn't do a thorough search of platforms online, but here are a few that I liked:
1. Victoria's Secret: Studded T-Strap Sandal $59
2. Cutesy Style: Steve Madden Casita Heels $84.99
3. Endless.com: Pelle Moda Satisfy Platform Sandal $66.89

In addition to the platform trend, I also noticed a lot of people in the street style blogs wearing looser, more relaxed jackets. I love this look, but it will be hard to pull off because the jacket should still be somewhat fitted. In my experience, it's usually impossible to find loose, but fitted items (Jackets, pants, shirts etc.). They're hard to come by in thrift stores because most relaxed fits from the 80s and 90s are boxy. I might have to buy a boxier version and take the sides in. The search begins...

Oversized parkas have been trendy for the past few seasons, but I love the way this girl paired it with purple/pink tights. The slouchy hoodie goes perfectly with black leggings.

The two jackets below are more sweater-like, but I love how their shapes completely change the character of the outfits.

Images from Just Jared, The Sartorialist, Altamira NYC, Face Hunter and Stockholm Street Style.



Anonymous said...

I really adore Ashleys shoes!! simply wonderful!!!!

Fashion Tidbits said...

i definitely want a pair of slouchy comfy pants! those chunky heels are so awesome, but i'd worry about falling down the stairs too!

Ella Gregory said...

I love Ashley there
I am ashamed to admit I first thought it was MK
I normally Know who is who but that one failed me

Secretista said...

Ah. I can't wait to buy a pair of platform heels!!

geri hirsch said...

love this post and ashley olsens shoes! any idea who makes them?

Adriani said...

am sooo loving this trend!
love love bilson's outfit!

lisa @ luxe said...

I bought the VS studded shoes thinking they were very Olsen-ish but they look a bit cheap in person...the pics were great!

Nicole Then said...

I love those heels! They just look so chic and yet casual but not too casual.And I do have a parka someone gave to me...maybe I should trying wearing it. But not too sure how