I can’t believe this is the final set of outfits for Gucci’s spring 2016 collection on HSWI. This has probably been one of the most challenging HSWI’s I’ve ever done because this collection is so creative and out there. Yes, over the past month I’ve shown you a lot of borderline wacky looks but my hope is that you found at least one outfit or nuance that has inspired you, whether it’s styling a beret or dipping your toe into graphic ’70s style prints. We’ve covered a lot of style ground within this month and today I’m ending it with some fairly crazy, exciting looks. Prints and patterns were all over Gucci’s spring collection and there was such a wide range, so today we have two very different looks, both dressier and funky but really cool.
This might be my favorite look I’ve put together this month. It’s so gorgeous! Jamie picked out both of the looks recreated today and I have to admit I was a little scared that I wouldn’t find anything to fit this outfit, but this floral pleated skirt and lace shirt combo ended up being closer to the original that I expected. While Gucci’s combination of bold red and snakeskin with the green lace is out of this world amazing, you don’t have to follow that exact combo. I found a patterned pleated midi skirt, a lace cami, and t-strap pumps all in colors and patterns different than Gucci but still beautiful together. A pair of wire rimmed glasses and some gorgeous cocktail rings and you’re good to go. When pairing this with a jacket I’d go with a bomber or leather jacket.
I could not for the life of me find a cape for this outfit. I did however find this super funky ’70s style striped maxi dress from Zara with a similar tie neckline. And I know it’s a little out there but I added the rose brooch to show that it exists and could make the look extra crazy. There’s a lot going on up top, from crazy sunglasses/or glasses, insane statement earrings, a necktie and brooch. It’s all about emphasizing the face and leaving a clean, long silhouette. A column of crazy color and pattern with a nice platform heel to further up the drama. While the dress itself is stunning and could be worn easily with sandals and minimal jewelry, I like the idea of dressing up this outfit with big earrings and heels. It’s very ’70s hippie meets disco.
– Julia of Style and Cheek