Monday, August 22, 2011

Sensible, playful style (part one)

There are two fashion editors I would like to comment on for their consistent, sensible sense of style (try quickly saying that phrase 10 times without getting tongue-tied) without straying into the land of the dull.

Francesco Cominelli and Giovanna Battaglia. Even their names sound stylish. Damn Italians.

I've written a post about Cominelli before but I figured an update would be good:

A simple shirt-trousers combination is elevated with some lace detailing on the shirt. Rolling up the sleeves makes it even more casual. Keeping the accessories minimal means less distractions and the earthy tones of the trousers and shoes really makes the lapis blue even more intense.

Question: How can one wear a leather jacket and dark leather boots without looking like a James Dean impersonator? Answer: Pair it with tight floral pants.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure that's a jumpsuit, right? Reduce the femininity by adding a grey long coat over it.

Again, he has a really good eye for colour and the three he chose here work so well together. Plus, tucking in both the jacket and the top makes for a more refined and sartorial look.

The biggest problem I have with large, thick scarves is that they make me look like I'm being attacked by a small, furry mammal. Or a cursed piece of fabric is trying to suffocate the life out of me. For some people, however, this is not the case.

Part two: Giovanna Battaglia

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