Croatian fashion reflects the verve and whimsy of the people. It is bright colours and unexpected pairings with patterns. Indeed, one of the most iconic things about Croatia itself, is their interlacing patterns. You can see it’s influence in art and fashion, how it has evolved and shifted over time, to mix the traditional into the modern. Most of all, you will feel a sort of ease in their choices. Their style isn’t overthought, their clothes never try too hard. It’s bright and full of humour. Most of all, it’s a reflection of who they are.
Trends—even when it feels as if they have been around forever—come and go. They give us a brief snapshot of the mood and then their seeming pervasiveness flees with that moment in time. The millennial generation that started off with a casual, aggressively neutral college fashion are becoming increasingly bored with the status quo: conservative, safe, boring.
Retailers that have been pursuing this conservative approach lack innovation. Brands such as Abercombie and Fitch, Hollister, and UGG continually retrace the same path in circles. Today’s generation wants more then accessibility or brand recognition; it wants a fresh, continually evolving aesthetic. They don’t just want the snapshot, they want the whole darn movie.
1. Stripe Easy V Neck Pocket Tee, Abercrombie and Fitch – $14.00
2. Selma Medium Saffiano Messenger Bag, MICHAEL Michael Kors – $297
3. 50 Shades of Cray Graphic Tee, Hollister – $18.95
4. Classic Mini Rustic Weave, UGG – $195.00
Uniforms can be a deliciously stylish alternative. It can be as much of a statement as it is a game changer. Think of Karl Lagerfled or Anna Wintour. A uniform can be a consistent no-fuss way of making you different from the pack. If you are not careful however, you will run the risk of seeming cliche, or worst, unimaginative and tedious. A uniform must revolve around luxurious, well-tailored essentials. We decided to give our basic a modern, unexpected twist by starting with a impeccably cut jumpsuit and a classic skinny LV belt. Layer with a slightly darker grey cardigan to keep warm from the A/C that seems to always be on full-blast around the office–but keep it from being boring with interesting jewellery, like this gold and black necklace. Lastly, make sure to have a pair of killer heels to polish off any uniform. This pair of black and white pumps would make any uniform elegantly fashion-forward.
1. White Muse Jumpsuit, Otte NYC – $450
2. Curve Bar Pendant Necklace, Oak + Fort, $15
3. Grey Cotton Crew Neck Cardigan, Uniqlo, $20
4. White LV Initial Madeleine Belt, Louis Vuitton, $705
5. Monroe Pointy Toe Mules, Sam Edelman – Was
$182, Now $75