STYLE & SHOPPING
The Very Special Fashion Column Introducing the new classics. By Felwa Alhudaithy
It’s finally September, the opening season of the rest of the year. The most ‘fashionable’ month of them all. Haven’t you seen “The September Issue?” Anna Wintour plans her American Vogue Issue, the thickest and juiciest one, six months in advance. We are Destination Riyadh, thousands of miles away from fashion weeks, but we are there in spirit. Let’s start our year with a digital cleanse of everything we’ve seen of trends and collections so far. Take a deep breath and jump in…Get yourself in shape, mental shape that is. Read all the reviews of the new collections. Hunt for the ‘It’ pieces of the season, and keep them on your wish list until their release date. If you’re not a fan of the actual pret-a-porter collections, skip the reviews and focus on street style. I find inspiration on Instagram. Don’t mock me! Instagram is where all those editors, photographers and fashion trolls post their picks of the season. Take notes, for we have chosen the new classics, the going strongs and the newbees. 42 DESTINATION RIYADH SEPTEMBER 2015
The flounce hem is the happiest one. Both flirty and fun, the flounce hem works well for the office or for evening social engagements. This is exactly the kind of versatile piece every woman needs in her wardrobe. So keep those pencil skirt on hold this season. I picked Celine’s fuller effortless skirts.
Invest in Chanel’s two-tone sling backs. Those beige squared heel beauties are lacquered with a black toe, therefore adding class onto class. Donned by all the models in the fall/winter 2015-16 ready-to-wear show, and soon enough making them the most coveted item of the season. Legend has it that mademoiselle called them pumps when she first created them in 1957.