Mier Foo updates us on which Off-Duty styles are floating and which are sinking this season.
As the weather turns crisp and bracing we look towards the streets rather than the runway of this year’s Fall/Winter shows for inspiration on how to best capitalize on this drop in temperature. Luckily, a predominant trend this year seems to be functionality — from belt bags, oversized puffer coats to chunky sneakers; this fall is all about practical sensuality. Here are some ideas on how to escape the gloom of the chilly weather brought to you from the streets of London, New York, Paris and Stockholm.
Cropped denim jackets and oversized shearling coats paired down with thick-soled white sneakers and straight-legged cutoff jeans. This is an easy, comfortable ensemble to pull together for dashing to lectures or exploring the city with friends.
London is rife with vintage stores and jumble sales. An oversized leather jacket thrown over the shoulders or a pair of flared high-waisted Jane Birkin-esque jeans. What better way to bring your own unique flair to any look than with a one-of-a-kind piece?
Fall in London comes with volatile rain showers and sudden bursts of sunshine. A puffer coat helps to stay warm while adding dimension to any look. Another key trend this year is the ubiquity of narrow dark-framed sunglasses adding easy glamour to this effortless look.
The perennial straight cut coat adds clean cut symmetry to a relaxed ensemble of muted tone trousers and sweater. Athletic sneakers and the recent resurgence of the bucket hat add to the casual chicness.
Printed trousers are a perfect way to break out of the usual jeans and sweater combination most of us fall back on. Options range from a bold yellow and blue checkered print to a timeless tartan plaid. Pair it with pointed-toe boots for a flattering, statuesque look.
The eminence of belt or bum bags this season highlights the sway of street fashion. Typically worn around the waist, the bag can be slung over the shoulder or across the chest, perfect for casual everyday wear. A favourite off-duty accessory is the sailor’s hat, pair it with lace-up combat boots and an oversize windbreaker for an extra edge.