Though Coco Chanel famously said that fashion is architecture as it is a matter of proportions, it wasn’t long before the world followed her lead as classic designers and legendary architects have taken time to incorporate the architectural roots on ensembles, jewelry, shoes, and bags. Mind behind the Tsangtastic blog, Jenny Tsang is a style blogger known for her architecture-inspired style, making the look more wearable on the streets than seen on runways. Since there’s a strong interplay between the design elements involved in both architecture and fashion, keep on reading to scoop some tricks on wearing the architecture-inspired look.
Start with your footwear.
If boxy and structured pieces are not your thing, you may wear the architectural look on your mules, boots, shoes, and sandals. Like Jenny, you may keep your minimal style but add some flair with a pair of asymmetric mules, cut-out boots, peep-toe shoes, architectural gladiators, strappy wedges and such. Keep a monochromatic look if you want your shoes to steal the show, or create a cohesive look by complementing your outfit’s colors and color scheme.
Resort to architectural pieces that will add some modern flair to your street style.
Wrap skirts, peplum tops, architectural jackets, bell-sleeved tops, ruffled dress, high-low dresses and such are some of the fashion pieces you might already have in your closet. Like Jenny, you may stick to your favorite trousers but spice it up with a peplum top that will add some curves to your straight figure. If you’re looking for a casual-chic inspiration, think of a structured wrap skirt that will add some flair to your basic tee, knitted top, and crop top like Jenny did.
Wear your ensembles in an architectural way.
You don’t have to own architecture-inspired pieces just to wear the trend. Like Jenny, take advantage of existing pieces in your closet by wearing them with stylish layers to create an architectural look. A zipped dress, jacket, trench coat, or a dress can be styled in creative and unexpected ways. Think of an off-shoulder top that will look proportional with a high-low skirt and a choker scarf like Jenny wore. Or, creatively belt your fur scarves in the winter to make your layered look more fashion-forward and sleek.
Opt for modern patterns and geometric prints.
Checks, cubes, trapezoid and such can look quite futuristic and architecture-inspired. All you need is the creativity to make the prints work for your theme. Like Jenny, think of an asymmetric dress with edgy patterns and wearing it with a wrap or tulip skirt that will add some structure to your basic piece. Also, tucking your blouses with abstract prints can be great to add some modern flair to your casual street style. Indeed, an architecture-inspired fashion is one of the smartest and modern looks you may go for to refresh your street style.