Sunday, 06 February 2011 21:48
House of Gucci, synonym of luxury, success and status. The prized double GG, signature striped webbing and horsebit are the most recognizable symbols of prestige highly coveted by the wealthy, glamorous and the wannabies. The brand that managed to turn itself around quite a few times had recently added children’s line under its glorious belt. Because, frankly who would want to see the hunky junior flaunting tiny moccasins with metal horsebit just like his daddy.
Gucci’s Children’s collection is designed in the best traditions of casual chic, effortless elegance of the Azure Coast wealthy dwellers and glamorous jetsetters.
Naturally, J.Crew and Zara, our indispensable resources for styling high-end European brands’ looks for less had contributed quite a few pieces. Crazy 8, Janie & Jack, Land’s End, H&M, Children’s Play, Pumpkin Patch, GAP, Guess Kids, Appaman, Polarn O.Pyret all chipped in.
Navy & White Refinery (featured above). An epitome of the relaxed chic this navy & white ensemble creates a fine balance of comfort and elegance. Sharp blazer and Italian style loafers add refinery, while rolled-up white cargo pants and graphic tee inject a dose of hip coolness. Next linen blend roll-up trousers ($12-$14) is a great, even more chic-onomic version of this spring-summer wardrobe staple.
Chic Neutrals: It's quite challenging to style an outfit with basic neutrals like gray, brown and beige but Gucci does it brilliantly. Colorful striped belt also helps.
Dramatic Reds & Sleek Navy: Who knows drama better than Gucci? Sleek peacoat with gleaming silver buttons, white shirt, elegant tie and sudden flame of rich red slim fit pants. If you can't find this Appaman peacoat, don't despair! Get a navy or black peacoat and a bunch of military buttons on E-Bay. You will find great selection here.
Seersucker Rhapsody: Effortless chic of the timeless, classic navy combo: navy and white, dash of red. Italian style loafers add touch of Old World elegance, while bright striped canvas belt punctuates the classic palette. Please, note! These shorts are NOT from Janie & Jack (Polyvore's system glitch). Gymboree makes this yachtsman staple.
Sleek White Jeans: Tailored dark navy button down thrown on as a light jacket creates sleek silhouette. Effortlessly elegant white slim jeans paired with contrasting black loafers are relaxed by a simple gray t-shirt. Bucket hat adds interesting, whimsical twist.
Military Chic: Olive military style shirt paired with jeans or navy shorts and accessorized with chic scarf, striped belt and patterned slip-ons.
Denim Sharp: White and Navy - classic summer combo. Fitted denim shirt with contrast stitching and boat shoes add sharp touch and balance out casual shorts and a tee.
We would love to know, which outfit made you swoon and got your style juices flowing fast and furious