Hi from Brussels!
Well, now actually hi from Lyon. But it sounds more exciting and exotic if I say Brussels. Also because this is what I wore: Brussels edition.
Remember yesterday how I said each city I visited had a totally different vibe? Well this is especially true when it comes to fashion. Brussels has a neutral, dark, and classic fashion sense similar to that of New York or Milan; lots of chunky sweaters with heeled booties and sleek, fitted trousers. This is probably because it’s so cold there that if you didn’t wear a sweater, you’d freeze before ever getting to taste a waffle. And the Belgians have the common sense to know that that is simply not an option.
Houndstooth is back in full force for the fall/winter season, as seen in runway shows like Balmain or on celebrities like Nicole Scherzinger, and I’m absolutely obsessed. So much so that I saw these printed trousers in a mall 35 minutes away by tram and metro and went back alone the next day with the sole goal of buying them. I’m already making plans to invest in a houndstooth jacket and skirt. Someone needs to stop me before I chuck all my regular clothes and end up with a wardrobe composed solely of this print.
It is generally a good idea to keep the rest of the outfit complementary but simple if you wear prints. While mixing them can be trendy when done right, it’s also difficult to do gracefully and there is a 70% chance you will look like you got dressed in the dark while drunk.
As evidenced by my previous fashion posts, I really decided to step out of my comfort zone with this one and keep to an all black-and-white-palette (**sarcasm**). As much as I love houndstooth, I think there’s a fine line between High End and Hot Topic, and that line is drawn in a neutral colour. Black, white, tan, and grey are the only colours I would ever mix.
If you do decide to go for colour (godspeed), IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU KEEP THE REST OF THE OUTFIT NEUTRAL seriously, for the good of humanity, just do it.