How to Wear the Architectural Trend

One of the most creative styles but seems challenging to wear, the architectural trend is known for its characteristics of exaggerated details and avant-garde look that may be runway-friendly but not in real life. Designers have incorporated origami folds, angular cuts, as well as rounded shoulders into their signature pieces that hold their shape when worn. Looking for street style inspiration to wear the architectural trend making your clothes directional and wearable? Keep on reading to scoop some tricks from our street style stars.

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If wearing the architectural trend seems daunting for you, you may start with your footwear selection as well as bags and jewelry. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, you may think of a pair of ankle strap sandals and a gold chain bracelet that looks a bit angular and geometric to dress up your casual style. Gladiator sandals, lace-up sandals, cut-out boots, structured shoes, and even architectural footwear itself can give you some edge to partake with the artistic trend.

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The architectural trend is all about modern lines, geometric shapes, angular silhouette, and sharp edges. So you may think of having at least one architectural-inspired piece to be the focal point of your outfit. A cut-out halter crop top, a button-down shirt with frills and ruffles, a skirt with a structured silhouette, a Victorian corset top, futuristic metallic skirt, modern poncho, or even a structured cape can be great. Like street style star Elena Perminova, you may think of trading your classic coats and winter jackets to a structured poncho or cape that earns an editorial-worthy look.

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If you don’t wish to splurge on architectural pieces, then wear your classic pieces in an architectural way. The key for wearing the trend is to aim for balance and proportion. For instance, you may wear your culottes with a structured robe dress, oversized belt, or even crop top to add some interesting silhouette to your outfit. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, wearing your asymmetrical skirt with a boxy leather jacket can also qualify your outfit for an architectural style.

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If you find yourself lost in mixing and matching your pieces to create an architectural outfit, simply opt for ensembles with embellishments, styles, embroidery, and details that look a bit geometric and architectural. A patchwork style of skirt pair with a lace top like Miroslava Duma wore can also be great for you. Have an eye for those oversized buttons, cut-out embellishments, tribal bead and such that look artistic and multifunctional so you can still wear your outfits even the trend has passed.

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For the simplest way of wearing the trend, go for geometric-inspired prints like stripes, checks, abstract, and even chevron with sharp edges and striking details. This way, you’re making your style more versatile and timeless that you can wear your striped dress from casual walks to fashion weeks, apart from intentionally wearing the architectural trend.

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