Gucci is back.
Alessandro Michele has revived the brand after its style and business started to tire under former chief Frida Giannini. Now, the revamped designer label is back on the map, with everyone either seen wearing Gucci loafers, belts and handbags or coveting the Gucci style. The high-street is taking note.
There were some wonderful, wacky looks at Michele’s Spring/Summer 17 show at Milan Fashion Week and I loved it. It was mesmerising.
So, I thought it’d be fun to recreate the look with pieces from the high-street in a more wearable way… because, let’s face it, who wants to go out looking like a Christmas tree?
Just so you know what I’m talking about, here’s Gucci’s ‘I-was-just-going-into-my-loft-when-the-Christmas-decoration-box-fell-on-me-and-now-I’m-covered-in-tinsel’ look:
Want to try it out?
Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles. This is a big trend this spring and summer, so it won’t be hard to find.
Search for tiered ruffles and general flounciness on the:
Shades of green, red and pink.
Green and red will forever be synonymous with this iconic Italian house. We also saw a lot of baby pinks and fuschias thrown into this season’s collection for a spring-time feel.
If in doubt, dress in the Italian flag.
Tigers, insects, snakes… It wasn’t too hard to find these animals embroidered onto T-shirts, jackets and jeans on the high-street.
Oversized blouse: Topshop | Bag: Zara
Embroidery: embroidered florals and animals on everything: leather, denim, jackets, knits… You name it. The more the better. Oh, and throw some sequins in there.
Here I am, pretending to sunbathe; can you see why I got A* in Drama?!
Florals, stripes, diamonds, graphic lines (think classic cricket sweaters).
Dress: River Island | Bag: Zara | Shoes: Zara
This dress is so lovely and is Gucci down to a tee – from the red floral to the ruffles, stripes and pussybow-tie. Every time I’ve worn this, it gets compliments.
Gucci does the pussy-bow blouse so well. You could also grab a ribbon or silk scarf and tie a bow around your collar… or wherever you can put them! The bigger the better, of course.
Oversized shirt: Topshop | Bag: Accessorize | Silk scarf: Mum’s wardrobe 🙂
If there’s one Gucci item that everyone’s coveting, it’s their Princetown Mules Luckily, I found these very similar mules from Asos. They were a little tight to begin with, but as they’re real leather, they’ve eased up and means they should last longer.
Mules: Asos | Socks: Asos
If you’ve been eyeing up the fur-lined Princetown mules, then I think these Office ones are the best. There are quite a few dupes of these on the market (Primark to name one) but these are by far the best quality dupes I’ve seen. In second place comes these mules from EGO with embroidered snake added (I don’t know how they got away with these!).
I loved creating this post! Have you been inspired by the new Gucci à la Alessandro Michele style?
Will you be wearing any these Gucci inspired trends? Let me know; I’d love to read any comments!
Items in this post
- H&M Patterned shoulder bag
- H&M V-neck short-sleeved jumper
- River Island red floral pussybow dress
- Asos Deconstructed Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse
- H&M Embroidered denim skirt
- Asos Satin Maxi Skirt in Floral Print
- Asos Tiger Jumper with Floral Embroidery
- Asos Leather Mule Loafers
- Accessorize Rose bee cross body bag