What do you do when you get your hands on a vintage pair of Gianfranco Ferre trousers and are so mind blown by them that you can’t resist wearing them twice in a week?! You suck it up, style them completely differently and ignore the voice in your head telling you not to re-wear! This is how we do Gianfranco Ferre trousers 2 ways…
(Jacket: Jean Muir)
I’m in awe of these trousers because they’re way more rock n’ roll than i’ll ever be, and the black and white stripes make you feel like you’re in a trippy disco. The go to way to style these bad boys is to combine them with silver metallics, chains, and spikey shoes…basically get punky.
I opted to match the trousers with a big shouldered 80’s style jacket, which popped up more than once on the catwalk for SS17 (Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Gucci.) Usually i’m all about keeping things loose fitting, but sometimes you need a belt to tie it all together. It’s funny how one small accessory can take a look from your standard vanilla milkshake to a GBK Oreo milkshake!
I finished off the look with a pair of Ozzy Osbourne-style mirror sunnies (even though it wasn’t sunny) and some badass metallic nails, courtesy of Imarni Nails. All in all I think it’s safe to say I was inspired by Marc Jacobs SS17 collection…very day time ravers!
When you want to keep things more casual (as far as casual goes for YGSF) then you can do Gianfranco Ferre trousers another way. Shirt and coat.
That sounds dull, but when the shirt is covered in a mosh pit of horses and the coat is a timeless classic (aka a vintage Burberry trench), then the outfit becomes not so boring. It was a case of clashing prints in a completely casual and classical way!
I like to think I was channelling Sherlock Holmes on acid…
Both looks were the definition of day time power dressing, and they taught me two things. 1) It’s okay to re-wear. 2) It’s okay to get changed in the middle of the street.