Women. We all love them. Some of us are them. And what do women love? Clothes. Hats, socks, mittens, britches – women love it all. With this in mind Cat Malojin have analysed the must have trends for the Spring/Summer 2015 season, as recommended by Vogue magazine, and very helpfully offer alternatives to these styles that won’t break the bank but will still ensure that you are the Belle of the Ball.
Vogue Says: The most American of textiles in more iterations (Dresses! Coats! Pants! Jumpsuits!) than you can shake a leg at; from dark wash to lace-up, bedazzled and more—it’s jean genius.
Cat Malojin Says: Don’t even think of performing maintenance on your car this year in anything other than these denim overalls. The high number of large pockets are suitable for housing all your tools, and the dark colour of the denim itself will lessen the impact of those inevitable oil stains, which are a girls worst nightmare.
Cat Malojins Bargain Alternative: I’m pretty sure I saw this in Tesco for about a fiver, so you can’t do much better than that.
Vogue Says: Heading out into the night just got a lot more romantic thanks to the likes of Valentino, Dries Van Noten, and Vera Wang. Even designer Joseph Altuzarra loosened up his signature curvilinear silhouette for a softer, diaphanous look.
Cat Malojin Says: You have another thing coming if you think you’re heading out into the night in that, Missy.
Cat Malojins Bargain Alternative: Cut holes for arms and head in a burlap sack, and wear as a dress. Roll around in the leaves and hey presto – The jobs a good ‘un!
Cat Malojin Says: Ah yes, this one stirs fond memories for me. Mainly of the Pokemon Magmar. Who can forget his legendary battle with Charizard high atop the volcano of Cinnibar Island?
Cat Malojins Bargain Alternative: This piece by the label Jokers Masquerade is a fraction of the price, coming in at only £31.99. You can get the hair affect using steel wool, a series of pulleys, and a large tub of petroleum jelly, but sure you don’t need me to tell you that!!
Vogue Says: Referenced on both sides of the pond, the gridlock pattern has a history that includes American barn dance and French bombshell Brigitte Bardot who famously wore the tablecloth fabric on her wedding day. This season gingham covered everything from baja minidresses to mink fur coats.
Cat Malojin Says: Sorry, you’ve distracted me with that Brigitte Bardot gallery. Gingham? Ya fine whatever. Who cares?
Cat Malojins Bargain Alternative: A tablecloth wedding dress is actually a great idea for the bride on a budget. Just wipe off any mustard stains before attempting to fashion your tablecloth into a dress.
The New Festival Girl
Vogue Says: Give your cutoff denim shorts a rest. From Saint Laurent to Gucci, Pucci, and Dior, the festival-bound next summer will have something new to celebrate: Stretches of printed chiffon and “stolen from my boyfriend’s band” jackets, lacy baby-doll dresses, relaxed-fit print trousers, and long flowing vests that practically guarantee your backstage access.
Cat Malojin Says: If she really did steal that jacket from her boyfriend, one can only assume that her boyfriend is a child of ten. I can’t endorse that, no matter how cool it may be.
Cat Malojin’s Bargain Alternative: The “Alan Jackson from the video for Chattahoochee” look, as seen below – It’s pretty similiar to the above but cooler – incorporating a rather fetching, and more importantly functioning, life jacket, a cowboy hat, aviator shades, a mullet, slashed jeans and cowboy boots. Moustache optional…but preferable