To some, it feels good to be unique and stand out – and to others, it may feel like you’re trying too hard or not too sure about stepping out of your comfort zone. In an instance when I saw Gucci’s latest collection, I thought to myself…”this is pretty cool,” seeing young faces wear such a granny-ish (not all looks) yet retro style that we all may remember from the 60’s and 70’s. Crocheted little hats in hues like canary yellow and brick brown with vintage specs are oddly cute to me. It makes a bold statement but keeps it safe because you instantly look smart. What’s wrong with taking it back and wearing a headpiece (think turban or beret) with a pair of darling cat-framed glasses? Some shapes may fit your face the best, so stop into an eye glass store, vintage store, or check out Warby Parker for some awesome retro styles. If you want to take it a step further, take notes from movies like The Love Story with Ali McGraw, Mahogany with Diana Ross, or Annie Hall with Diane Keaton.
Gucci’s newest creative director Alessandro Michele has re-shifted the brand in a way that I can respect. Taking a plunge on a geek chic yet glam approach was quite the risk but pulled off exceptionally well. I am inspired to get my librarian-chic on, so much so that my search for more vintage printed dresses, suits and cool turban with those nerdy specs continues. Ha! (image via fordmodels)