Written by – Ola Oreiba
INFUSION WITH FASHION is your dose of runways, celebrity styles, red carpet events, designers from all over the world and almost anything related to the fashion scene around the world from your one and only Cairo Contra. Is that all? No, it’s definitely not. You’ll be introduced to how you can interpret these styles and gorgeous pieces of art and creation into your wardrobe with what you have in it or whatever you can afford. Voila! *winks*
As August kicks in in Cairo, you know it’s the epitome of summer and heat. So how are you going to wear the lightest and bare minimum for a heat tolerable outfit and still look chic and trendy? Zac Posen is answering to that through his Resort 2014 collection for his contemporary line; ZAC Zac Posen; a brand between his mainline designs and his diffusion brand Z Spoke –pricewise-. ZAC Zac Posen’s outfits are a lot less dramatic than his usual designs but are still -in my opinion- no less elegant. The Resort 2014 collection bedazzled me to say the least. When you first see it, it’s like it’s yelling “FIFTIES” back at you, but there’s still something so modern about it that you think you can pull each look off so easily and you’ll feel all ladylike and edgily masculine at the same time. Moreover, there is almost an outfit for every occasion, from a work skirt and blouse to a lovely cocktail dress. There is no specific colour palette; there were pastels -which are so on this season-, grey, white, navy, red, green and black. Designs were almost anything from peplum organza top to asymmetric studs on the sleeves of a checkered grey day dress. Personally, he had me at the leather biker vest worn with a skirt *tears*. It’s definitely our loss because our economy is so bad most of us can’t afford these beautiful pieces. However, that’s what I’m here for; just because you can’t own them doesn’t mean you can’t pull them off.
For instance, you could team a beautiful floral blouse (here) with a pencil skirt (here) to create a lovely outfit for work or a lunch date. Spice this outfit up by a studded accessory like this bracelet from MANGO (here) and pink lipstick whether for work or any kind of outing.
Or if you’re so in love with the biker vest like me you could try this Vere Moda vest (here) with pastel pink skinney pants (here). You may add more masculinity with these studded moccasins (here), or tone it down with this classic shopper (here).
Finally if it’s party time; a special occasion where you would wear a beautiful gown and you like the ruffled back navy ZAC Zac Posen cocktail dress, you can try this gown from MANGO (here) and couple it with this sequined clutch (here); dressing it up with smokey make up and daring navy nail polish.
YOUR THOUGHTS MATTER!!
These are merely ideas and you’re totally free to improvise your own. I’d really appreciate your feedback and I’d love it if you share your sense of style or any ideas that I might have overlooked with me. Finally, always remember that there’s nothing that could hold you back when it comes to fashion.