The ever-fashionable and gorgeous Francy from Pixie Drive-In contributed this blog post. Thank you, Francy!
Every fashion magazine I read these days seems to promote longer, simpler lines, and camel shades. I find myself fascinated by this trend that goes beyond the shorter and/or more outrageous looks of the last few years. In thinking about how I could incorporate it in my own style this fall, I came to one conclusion: go Holly Golightly and wear a trench coat.
Despite the fact that I claim to groan over the ending to Breakfast at Tiffany's, I find Holly Golightly running toward Paul Varjack in the rain magical. Of course, it is romantic, and the happy ending I want for them, but there is also more to it. At this point, I feel Holly lets go of her facade and opens up to the vulnerability she previously resisted. Her choice of wearing a trench coat then seems so appropriate. Classic, yet adventurous, to me the trench coat signifies her embrace of a new outlook. After all, there is a reason why I always marvel at her beauty, despite being soaked, in this scene. For once, she does not hide behind her (still always fabulous) wardrobe. Rather, it’s coat, and bam! Ready for change.
Perhaps this is the purpose of the new trend. To discover a new point-of-view, and embark on new adventures where we stand out not because of what we wear, but because of who we are. If so, I say bring on the minimalism and neutrals! I always believe real personal style reflects the person more than the clothes, and but often, that sneaky “too much” takes over, and, like Holly, the real person becomes hidden.
However, while I will buy into this, I come with one condition. I refuse to give up color pops and quirky heels. After all, moving in another direction entirely makes me prone to the same identity loss as wearing “too much.” With these old essentials, I can happily throw on a trench coat, and hum a little “Moon River” as I initiate my new fashion year.