It’s our first fashion post. Huzzah! Oh, but this is not your ordinary OOTD type of entry…Let us introduce our new project: “Fashion Monthly Look”, or better known as FML.
FML will be a monthly feature where all dedicated posts will explore a fashion look from head to toe. These monthly looks will vary from everyday clothing styles, to themes in movies and TV shows, to high couture inspired looks. Our posts will revolve around teaching you the different ways to explore, recreate and achieve the style of the month, and overtime will hopefully provide you with an extensive database of bright ideas for style, nail, hair, make up and even DIY tutorials.
So, if you like eye candy here’s a sweet treat, our first FML inspired by IU’s “YOU+I.”
If we could describe the overall theme of IU’s look, it would be a mix of ‘modern vintage’, with ‘preppy cute’ creating a highly feminine look.
Notable items include:
- Collared blouse: Peter Pan collars, two-tone double collared blouses, lace and so on.
- Cardigans: Cute buttons add extra detail for this look.
- Baggy/loose jumpers.
- Skirts, Skorts, shorts: Short length and pleated are great for this look.
- Mary Janes or other buckled shoes.
- Colours: For a more winter and traditional IU look think: mustards, emerald greens, navy blues, burnt orange, creams and reds. For a more spring/summer look think: salmon pinks, navys, mint greens, creams, summer pastels and so on.
Please note this is not a “How to look exactly like IU look,” this is a guide to create an IU inspired look.
- When wearing jumper on top of a collared blouse, wear the collar over the top, for extra contrast and added texture to your outfit.
- Colour matching also gives a very vintage preppy vibe and always reminds me of that 60s matching “coat dress” fashion. Here I have matched my mustard jumper with my Mary Jane mustard platform shoes.
- When wearing a short skirt and high shoes, I think it always looks super cute to dress up your legs with some socks. I am absolutely obsessed with wearing frill socks with my shoes and I think this looks suits IU’s style perfectly! REMEMBER: Always keep the socks pulled up, not folded!!
- The subtle detailing in blouses can make the shirt turn from something that is a basic item to a delicate piece in your vintage wardrobe. Things like the buttons or cut of the collar can change up the look in a subtle and the silhouette is timeless, so investing in interesting blouse styles can live up a look if you’re feeling you need a bit more eye candy in your outfit.
- Using belts to cinch in your waistline is a great way to give shape to your silhouette. As some vintage styles can hide the waistline to be more dainty than sexy for the body, you might feel somewhat shapeless. Here, I used my belt from my waist shorts to tie it into a bow to add more texture to the bottom as well as making the bottom “puff” more to give a slight bell shape at the ruffles.