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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Baggy Trousers

There is so much going on with the way we wear trousers at the moment moving us a million miles away from the safe skinnies of the past ten plus years. The more avant-garde streetstyle fashionistas and designers have been flying the anti-skinny flag for a few years with trousers getting more voluminous and experimental with lengths and prints, but now it looks like the high end fashion designers and even the high street may have come round to the idea that voluminous is good and skinnies are dead

The current looks for trousers are so versatile at the moment, whether you are a die hard jeans wearer or not a lover of trousers, the new trousers will surely have something for everyone. 
The love of prints this year from gingham checks, florals, stripes, 80s graphics, fruits and aztecs, appear on all the new shapes, either print clashed up or with a minimal top. If you are not quite ready for the new voluminous shapes in bold prints, try the minimal versions in black, grey and Khaki browns (for the boys), with streetwear, sportsluxe influences
There have also been a few examples of sheer trousers lately, you might need to be a layering hero (or over confident) to wear these but an interesting new look none the less. 

The styles that are big this season are baggy and bold, choose from baggy pajama flares, boxy tailored flares, cropped flares, culottes, oversized long shorts, cropped trousers,tapered and high waisted Mom jeans,  jeans cropped above the ankle with a raw hem, tracksuit bottoms (sportsluxed up with heels or turned up at the hem for a new take on sportswear), baggy turned up tailored trousers, elastic hem sportsluxe, and for the very brave, very oversized, turned up trousers (in a print, if you dare). 

Flares and Pajamas

cropped trousers and raw hem crop jeans

Cropped Jeans and Trousers


Ankle Grazers
Floral prints

sportsluxe tracksuit bottoms and elasticated hems



Print clash


Bold prints and Oversized

 The new look Sheers 
 Baggy and oversized with turned up hems

Minimal and Tailored


All images sourced from 
vogue.com,  lazyoaf.com, marketplace.asos.com, urbanoutfitters.com, nowfashion.com, wear.jp, maggieontherocks.tumblr.com, fwrd.com, Rocketxlunch.com, hypebeast.com, No Debutante and yayer.com. Also all available on No Debutante's pinterest boards, find them here

 All clothing from Never Fully Dressed, Asos, Rocket X Lunch, Urban Outfitters, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Alexander Wang Resort, Yayer, Little Sunny Bite X Lazy Oaf, Aymmy In The Batty X Lazy Oaf, Topshop, Delpozio Pre-Fall, Emporiao Armani, Opening Ceremony, Name Tokyo, Y-3, Shinya Kozuka, Etro, Adidas, Reebok Classics, Fix Up Look Sharp, Kuccia, Maui & Sons, BTR, Sun Jellies, Adidas X Pharrell Williams, Neat frontage, Dr Martens, The White Pepper & Stella Jean. 


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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Normcore?

What is Normcore? The term has been doing the rounds over the past few years with each explanation meaning a slightly different thing from the next, let's not start pointing fingers as to who's right or wrong at this point. No Debutante's understanding of the word is to dress like a 'normal', to not stand out, to dress down and to not follow fashion or labels. However, when I look at any fashion look described as 'Normcore' it usually features denim jeans & jackets, a plain t-shirt, white socks and trainers and these items nearly all have a label or a logo on them somewhere especially the sports items, Levi's, a Fila t-shirt, Reebok Classic trainers and some white Adidas sport socks not the 'anti fashion and labels look' that many make it out to be. So, who is right?

I see Normcore as a mix of the contemporary Urban sportswear, late 80s & 90s retro sports club culture with a big influence from the minimal nineties denim and a plain t-shirt casual fashion inspired by Calvin Klein, Benetton and The Gap, this all mixed up with sports labels and logos to add a small status symbol to this casual laid back look. 

There is another side to Normcore which is mostly in (what I would usually describe as) bland colours like grey, navy, khaki white or black (even beige for goodness sakes)  but the styling is contemporary, it's streetstyle inspired with a nod to skate fashion with long sleeve t-shirts and those 'cool as' half mast Dickies for the boys. We are not looking at this side of things today but No Debutante will be going into more detail into this look soon.

Normcore is a look to get noticed in, not a look to blend into the crowd in, my gosh, if it was so anti-fashion how could I dress it up No Debutante stylee? The look this time round has a swagger to it, it's not preppy it's streetwear, it's contemporary and it loves a sports label!

 

Top to toe Normcore from top bun to white trainers
 Essential Normcore - Turned up Mom Jeans
 Double denim and a crop top
 Oversized t-shirts and Mom Jeans
 Cute tees

 Don't forget your headscarf
 White sports socks and Reebok Classics
 The brown leather belt
 Plain t-shirts with logos
Large Earrings - the essential accessory!


 All images sourced from Lazyoaf.com, yayer.com, adererror.com, theclassyissue.com, nylon.com and No Debutante. Also all available on No Debutante's pinterest boards, find them here

All clothing from Yayer,Calvin Klein,Lazy Oaf, Ader Error, Lazy Oaf X Ragged Priest, Topshop, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Reebok Classics, That Thing, Maui & Sons, Primark & H&M. 


If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante


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Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx
ND xx


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Jumpin' Jumpin'

Fashions love affair with jumpsuits has been off and on for years but jumpsuits have made a big comeback this time around in oversized shapes, bright, bold prints and a new sports inspired styling, in soft jerseys, that bring the jumpsuit bang up to date with the return of sportswear, stepping right away from that onesie phenomenon that still haunts us...Its gotta be big, bold and comfortable or tailored with the new ankle grazer cuts. The good old dungaree is still around and many of these new jumpsuits are inspired by the strappy dungaree styling, which No Debutante calls the Dungaree Hybrid.

Guess what?  Jumpsuits are not just for the girls!! There were so many jumpsuits at the menswear 2016/17 shows that No Debutante can only dream that they will filter down to the high street! I'm not sure all dreams come true but if you're a guy who thinks he can carry a jumpsuit off, then do it!! I'm loving seeing the boys wearing dungarees at the moment (albeit, a rare few)  it took me two years to convince some of my girlfriends to let dungarees into their lives, I think I have set myself a challenge with the idea of getting men in jumpsuits!...Challenge accepted.....


Boiler Suits for the Boys



Dungarees and Hybrids


 Elegant Layering


 Boxy Hybrids


 Full Jumpsuits

Menswear Jumpsuits and Dungarees




 Sports inspired in jersey fabrics


 Cute Crop lengths from The White Pepper



All images sourced from vogue.com, citizencouture.com, Pirelli, dazeddigital.com, thewhitepepper.com, lazyoaf.com, asos.com, urbanoutfitters.com, nowfashion.com, stylebubble.co.uk, Styldumonde, Vogue Korea, No Debutante and yayer.com. Also all available on No Debutante's pinterest boards, find them here

 
All clothing from YMC Menswear, 3.1 Philip Lim, Asos, Rocket X Lunch, Urban Outfitters, Rachel Antonoff, Adeline Andre Couture, Grinko, Natalia Mencej, Christopher Kane, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Electric Feathers, T by Alexander Wang Resort, The White Pepper, Yayer.

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante

Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Google +, Pinterest.


Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx


ND xx

Monday, 9 May 2016

Old School

No Debutante loves Retro Sports style. 

It's all about the oversized sweatshirts, skinny, baggy or crop t-shirts, Airtex sports vests, zip up jackets and of course sports socks and trainers. Adidas and Reebok Classics are number one on my list at the moment, mixed up with skate brands, streetwear with a few polka-dots chucked in here and there. It's all about your favourite label in Retro sports but that doesn't mean you can't wear a sports inspired item instead....

If you are looking to get some of your own retro sports head down to American Apparel for sports socks and Urban Outfitters for everything else. I can't even walk past Urban Outfitters in Bristol without wanting everything from the shop window display. They have perfected the Retro Sports trend this season. Check out your local designers too, here in Bristol we have a lot of talented fashion designers who love a bit of sports inspired streetwear. Check out my favourites That Thing, Neat Frontage and Fix Up Look Sharp.

So, you have your top half sorted with your t-shirts, zip up jackets and oversized sweatshirts and have accessorised up with your sports socks and trainers, what else are you going to wear?? This is pretty much a free for all, I have mixed my Retro sports up with denim shorts,  A-line skirts, flared crop jeans, bodycon, leggings, tartan, fruity print trousers and even a long maxi dress. Anything goes with this look, why not top it off with some graphic print big earrings for the girls or the big trend for 2016 for both girls and boys...Socks and sliders.

 

 Polka-dot Adidas sweatshirt with graphic print Tezla earrings

 Skate T-shirts and ripped denim shorts
 Oversized sweatshirt from Fix Up Look Sharp
 Retro Sports and cropped flared jeans


 Sports Grunge  - Tartan Prints and Dr Martins

 Fruity Print Trousers



 Monochrome Body con



 Dolly Sports

Maxi Dress, oversized sweatshirt & Reebok Classics



All clothing from Urban Outfitters, Topshop, American Apparel, Dr Martens, No Debutantes original 90s wardrobe, Reebok Classics, BTR, Adidas Originals, Adidas X Pharrell Williams, H&M, That Thing, Fix Up Look Sharp, Tezla, Vision Streetwear & Neat Frontage.  Styling and Photography by No Debutante.


If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante


Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Google +, Pinterest.
Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx
ND xx


 
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