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Style Inspiration: GUCCI

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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:

Gucci SS17 MFW tinsel dress

Want to try it out?

Here’s what to look out for:

  1. Texture

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:

  • sleeves
  • yoke
  • Collar
  • hems
  • skirt

Just look to a flamenco dancer for inspiration, ¡olé!

Top: | Skirt: H&M | Mules: | Bag: H&M | Sunglasses: Marni

  1. Colours

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. 

Gucci Inspiration - Asos skirt and knit

Knitted top: | Maxi skirt: | Bag: H&M | Shoes: Next

  1. Animals

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

  1. Embellishment

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?!

Knitted top:| Skirt: H&M | Mules:  | Bag: H&M | Socks: Asos | Sunglasses: Marni

  1. Prints

Florals, stripes, diamonds, graphic lines (think classic cricket sweaters).

Dress: | Bag: Zara | Shoes: Zara

This 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.

  1. Fabrics

This is all about exaggeration and luxury. Think leather, satins, knits, faux snake-skin,  jacquards and then layer them all!
Gucci inspiration

Knitted top:| Dress: River Island | Mules:  | Bag: H&M | Socks: Asos

  1. Bows

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 🙂

  1. The shoes

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 , 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!

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  • Ese Janta
    May 30, 2017

    Wooow!!! What a well detailed post! i could have sworn that red topshop dress was actually Gucci. Awesome post hun

    Ese Janta

    • admin
      May 30, 2017

      Thank you so much Ese! I know, right? I saw that dress and was like… I need it!
      I’m going to do another on Chloé soon.

  • Rachael
    May 30, 2017

    Love all your outfit posts. You’ve got a unique style. I am a beauty/lifestyle blogger over on and also recently started blogging earlier this year. Keep up the good work!

    • admin
      May 30, 2017

      Thank you Rachael! I appreciate it! 🙂 I’ll make sure I check it out x

  • Helen
    May 30, 2017

    I love this and the way you present it all! Be my stylist?? <3

    • admin
      May 30, 2017

      Okay! I’ll be happy to 😉

  • Jonia
    May 30, 2017

    Yes, Gucci is back with a bang!! Everyone is wearing or inspired by their recent Spring Collection. I love every single outfit! You created outfits that are fun, stylish, colorful, trendy but unique.

    Joniamac |

    • admin
      May 30, 2017

      Definitely, it’s had a much-needed overhaul. I like that it’s not taking it so seriously and everything is so colourful! Thank you, Jonia, means a lot!

  • Elise
    May 31, 2017

    Um hell yes to that green flower-patterned flowy skirt – it’s gorgeous on you! Would never have thought to pair it with those shoes, kinda dig the contrast.

    • admin
      May 31, 2017

      Thank you Elise! I know right? Perfect for summer- I feel so flouncy in it!
      The shoes were a bit of a last-minute decision, but yeah I like the contrast too! 🙂 x

  • Britt
    June 4, 2017

    Great post – makes it super simple for everyone to take some of these tips and apply them to their day to day styles!

    Britt |

    • admin
      June 5, 2017

      Thanks Britt! Glad you liked it! 🙂

  • Loving everything Gucci atm! It’s great to take some style inspiration from them and you’ve definetly applied it well! You lool gorge!

    Jordanne ||

    • admin
      June 17, 2017

      Me too! Gucci’s killing it! Awww thank you so much!

  • Faisal
    July 14, 2017

    Never seen a bow link that before. I like your descriptions of the items>

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