written by Marie-Ève
Hello! My name is Marie-Ève Laforte and it is with great pleasure that I am joining The SWAP Team as a guest blogger. I am a mother of two young kids, namely a 5-year-old boy and girl of one and a half. On my own time, I work as a florist for special events, as well as manage a personal blog along with another blog focusing on food for Sympatico Lifestyle.
Since I was little, I have always had a great liking for fashion and a soft spot for vintage, and consider myself a professional collector and inquisitor. Having children led me down a road with many questions that urged me to turn over a new leaf and maintain a healthier lifestyle, from nutrition to beauty products and even our impact on the environment. In short, this is who I am.
For my first entry, I thought of showing you guys five tendencies in fashion, this season, which could easily be found through hand-me-downs, second-hand clothes shops and swapping. Quite simply, these are pieces to be interpreted in your own way, since that is essentially what style is: to observe and acquire through personalization!
1. Oxford Shoes
Classics and yet casually chic with a wisp of androgyny, these oxfords can be found everywhere this season. Finding a pair that is used does nothing but adds to their charm: the leather becomes even more supple and fair through age, while the fitting is even more comfortable than a pair of slippers. But more stylish!
Image by etsy. These are for sale on the website…
Image : LOVELYish
3. Military-style vest
Image : Pure and Noble
While forgetting the total camouflage look, the vest inspired from the military is still the rage. The idea here is to find a vest that is rigid and adorned with a few sharp edges, yet with a structured silhouette, in hues of khaki and that could quite possibly have leather trimmings. The more it was used, the better.
4. Floral Prints
Image : Ruffled
The small ethereal dresses with romantic floral prints are usual quite easy to dig up. Think of vests or even pants as well. Whether a small cottage in the prairies or even the 70’s, the effect remains unchanged!
5. Colour blocking
Image : Parsimonia
Rather popular in the 60’s, this style offers us large blocks of colour in a fabulous contrast, usually quite bright, on the same piece of clothing. We can also create about the same look with a colourful belt on more neutral pieces, or with clothing of different hues.