As you know, I like me a bit of whimsy, and embellishments certainly fall very squarely into that category. The embellished trend has been around a few seasons now. Like so many trends in fashion, embellishment-mania was likely ignited by herself, the Universal Arbiter of The Stylish, Miuccia Prada. Prada's embellishments for her Miu Miu line in the fall of 2009 exploded onto the scene, and subsequently onto the skirts, sweatshirts, and socks of the fashion crowd.
Lucky for me, you can now find various permutations of embellished everything in just about every high street retailer, for very reasonable prices. Let's face it, most of us are not going to wake up every day and reach for a fully-embellished, tailored suit. It's just not practical. For those of us who are not fashion editors, embellishment is more of a fun, statement piece to be worn under something, or even by itself. Another easy way to look interesting even when you are just in a t-shirt and jeans.
This chiffon snake-print tee was on the clearance rack at River Island in Glasgow. I'm digging it. It's easy to wear, drapes beautifully, and adds a bit of texture and interest to anything you put it with.
River Island chiffon tee , similar / thrifted Armani jeans, similar / 14K London Blue Topaz ring (old), similar / Hot Diamondswatch (old), similar / Kelsi Dagger booties, similar
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Embellished Tees. Make it Happen.