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White shirt Wednesday: Good Gaudy Lordy!

eccentric personal style

It’s safe to say, that the world of prêt à porter has gone topsy turvy of late, with 'more is more’ flavour of the month.

Turning tacky into trend gold, the maximalist magpie look is changing the way we approach everyday fashion, forever. A generation brought up on the Wintor-esque mantra of ‘less is more’, it seems we have been mistaken – as the sartorial whimsies of Anna Dello Russo surpass the stern minimalism we know so well.

With gaudy gilt-y pleasures given the green light, everything goes when it comes to style this season.

Want to wear stirrup pants with costume jewellery and a fantasy fur jacket?

You got it.

Once bottom of the fashion pile, normcore is out and eccentric is in!

Set to face our biggest wardrobe fears head on, how does one curate an ensemble with a delightful oddity without feeling like mutton dressed up as lamb? Envision, if you can, Man Repeller on speed, and you’re almost there…

The concept is still visible seasons on at the likes of Gucci, where retro references and a dressing up box sense of style collide with rock chic and post punk references. From the streets to the most astute A-lister circles, low-brow logo mania and thrift shop styling has become the only way to flaunt your superior fashion credentials, with the Vetements DHL tee and vinyl outerwear just some of the offerings that sold out in seconds this year.

Celebrating a dressed in the dark attitude to daytime wear this winter, there are a few runway players to invest in before you throw caution to the wind. One of those perpetuating the carefree aesthetic is Mary Katrantzou; an editorial favourite loved by street stylers for her digital printed coat designs, one of these confident calf skimmers takes all of the hard work out of manufacturing your own wacky sense of style.

(Speaking of which... how good are these Mary Katrantzou Paperless Post invites?!?)

Paired with casual separates, our luxury bright white VAUGHAN pussy bow blouse is an elegant addition to this loud and proud pairing of opposites, worn with the long sash lazily tied around the neck, this stylish classic looks the part when styled with these textured boyfriend jeans worn with a vintage denim rolled hem.

Not one to skimp on the accessories, this stunning pairing of opposites wouldn’t be anything without a pair of outlandish heels like these candyfloss satin bejewelled heels that are subtly referenced in the light pink hues of our statement jacket.

Completing the look with a textured leather and fox fur lined handle topped bag in Burgundy, this outfit screams "look at me" without attracting the wrong kind of attention.

Time to remove the proverbial gloves and start styling outlandish ensembles that really pack a punch!

Pictured: VAUGHAN Pussybow silk shirt in Pure White, Mary Katrantzou leopard print jacket, Stella McCartney jeans, Badgley Mischka satin pumps, Salar fox fur bag

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