Bag Lady: 2 Interpretations.
The last few seasons have undoubtedly pointed toward a new wave of silhouettes that make no apologizes for bucking the original idea of “less is more” for volume, layering and androgyny. While I find it much smarter an approach to Spring-dressing since most of us on the top half of the United States don’t see regular temps above 70 degrees until well into May or June, I think there is something to be said for the staying power of this trend.
The first three photos are pulled from the Chloé Resort 2014. What brings together the first two looks is the balance forged by the “naked foot” effect. What I love about the third looks is yet another bag lady-esque trend cum staple: gilded house shoes and pajama twinsets. My second hail to the flat-shoe follow through (here’s my first).
The second three photos are Givenchy, same season. This type of bag lady approach is more direct to a bag, less to a lady. A paper bag skirt/peplum, that is. The edgiest application of a peplum is for it to almost seem like an afterthought, the “high fashion” last layer of the outfit so-to-speak. While all of these looks seem complete before the paper bag edition around the middle, they all look cooler and more fresh after the fact.
Conclusion: Bag ladies have become the modern muse. I blame the Olsen’s.
Photos c/o Style.com