The New Era | Casual Maximalism
It would be pretty easy to conclude after the wrap up of fashion month, that designers agreed on one pronouncement: More is indeed more. While the delicious surprise of Mary Katrantzou's departure from digital and foray into decorative micro patchworks definitely propelled the idea of a flashier fall season, the styling of shows such as YSL, Stella Mccartney Louis Vuitton, Dries Von Noten, and Lanvin among many others eluded an image of a women for whom ornamentation and subtlety coexist fluidly and meaningfully. There's a little bit of that woman in all of us. Often, she's drowned out by her evil twin. The one telling us sequins are for New Years, sparkly brooches are for grandmas, appliquéd clothing is for little girls and tinker bell is a lie. All of that stops now.
+ Sequins, studs, and embroidery can either be the main course or dessert, not both. Wear a stand out blazer, but pair it with a quieter top/dress.
+ Maximal doesn't have to mean impractical. Remember those bejeweled collar chambray shirts from JCrew? You and I both know you got your money's worth. Added details are sometimes just what you need when you don't want to fuss with jewelry.
+ Don't get crazy. Style is the fine line between extravagance and plainness. Your wardrobe choices should show off your own unique versatility.