Through the lens of young eyes, there’s a sense of timelessness that is still being associated with fashion, and what people are wearing these days. With colder weather quickly approaching, it’s always essential to revise your closet and rediscover what must-haves need to stay for September. There is a powerful recognition of expression and individuality that can be applied through what we choose to wear.
For starters, an unfailing leather oversized jacket has in recent years been a staple in any outfit of mine. Another benefit of recycling vintage trends is the opportunity to source fashion through a sustainable avenue. Charity shops and second hand stores often have an abundance of timeless pieces, that are kind to your wallet, and the planet. In a time where what we wear, says more than what we say, I have found that communicating through outfits sends out an important message to others. ‘Look at me! I am unfailingly paying great attention to trends. A functioning member of civil society. This old man sweater I’m wearing has seen more of the world than I have!’ – It’s a conversation within itself.
We’ve moved out of the age of a fitted wardrobe, and into one of two sizes too big. Many factors go into determining if an article of clothing is worth the spending. For me, it is quality of material, style, and how I feel when I wear it. Because at the end of the day, what’s most important is a sense of self, and comfort in what we choose to wear. So, with second hand statement jackets, and vintage sweaters that have endured the test of time covered, we can move into what people are wearing out. In any ordinary year, things might be different, but transitioning into a year of rebirth and celebration, it only makes sense that what we wear reflects that.
Before divulging into specifics, it is first important to determine what ‘feel’ is being projected. Determine what you want to say, and how. Without having to retire to a single interpretation of our most concealed self, it is possible to own a handful of general must-haves for this season. The beauty behind this is, it is possible to shift and reshape with a few essential items. Depending on what style you have curtailed to your own individuality, the possibilities to expand upon that are endless.
In my opinion, wide leg pants are a staple in any wardrobe. Not only are they flattering, but they are fun. In recent months there has been a noticeable resurgence in colourful prints, and patterns that look like they’re born out of 1978. In approaching months, I see that still being relevant but possibly toned down, with an added sense of grounding. A colour pallet of neutrals, sage, burgundy, brown, deep orange, and off white, with this aura of modest avant-garde, it allows us to test the boundaries of fashion, while standing in a moment of comfort and accessibility. A fun contradiction.
Basic crop tops, white button up shirts, neutral turtlenecks, quality denim jeans, white pants, and oversized jackets are easy to find, and easy to build upon. These few staple items allow you to have what you need to asses and create a style that is true to self, and reflective of who you are.