HOW TO WEAR SEASON 4 THIS FALL
Greatly anticipated and long awaited, Kanye West showcased his Spring 2017 Ready-to-wear Yeezy collection a few days ago at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City. Of course we were expecting nude tones and lots of monochrome pieces (which I am always ecstatic to see) but the statements for this collection were in the new colour ways, the varied styles of knee high boots, incredibly cool oversized coats and focus on fitted knitwear. Of course Ye' dresses his phenomenal models in looks that may be slightly too daring for some of us (as much as I would love to wear knitted pants and a crop top every day I do tend to feel the cold quite easily). So after watching the show I have looked at the pieces we can style to channel our inner Yeezy on the high street.
1. Invest in a great quality one-piece. I love having pieces like this in my wardrobe because I can throw on a jumpsuit and trainers to run errands, or wear with heels and a leather jacket for an edgier look if I'm going out for casual drinks. Check out stores such as Asos and Missguided for fitted jumpsuits, or if you are looking for incredible quality head to www.tea-you.com and order their 'Tila' onesie.
2. Make knitted skirts your go-to for Autumn/Winter. Last year I loved this trend and Kanye has given it a new look with a crop top and statement boots. All you need to do to tone this look down is throw on a coat. You could pick anything from a leather or aviator jacket to a duster or trench coat. If this look is still a little too daring, switch to a black knitted skirt and plain black boots. But the flash of flesh in the crop will keep it cool.
3. Balance your look. Whether it's a tight-fit dress with oversized boots, an oversized jumper with skinny leggings, or a huge coat with barely there sandals. Pick a certain item and let it do all of the talking. Keep everything else understated and let that piece kill the whole look. When it comes to Kanye's collections he has to carefully plan each look - the wrong two items together could quickly look overbearing. Sticking to neutrals colours will always help!
4. Tone up your outfit, tone down your makeup. Ye' loves to have 'barely there' pieces in his collections. He is now famous (excuse the pun) for bringing back perspex and clear footwear with a whole new perspective. All models on the Season 4 runway were pretty much make-up free, their skin glowing and their hair pinned back. I remember a time I wouldn't step out of the house without a full face of makeup, but the past few years I have definitely learnt to go without as often as I can. I feel more honest when I do, more liberated and in all honesty, more stylish. Just try it, trust me.