If you just don’t seem to fall on the punk/grunge vibe side of things for AW 13, never fear! Chic, girlie, polished and sophisticated is the other side of the fashion coin for AW 13. Its the flip side of the grunge/punk trend, with dusty pink being the colour du jour. Irish girl Simone Rocha (daughter of John Rocha dont’cha know) was the designer leading the pack with this trend at fashion week.
The look was very classy, chic, tailored, and fashion forward, but with that same functional wearable aesthetic that aul Daddy John Rocha is famous for. So it’s not just for the super girlie girls amongst us. The look is not a “childish” “princess” or “saccharine” kind of girlie, its more “classy and sophisticated”. Id say a woman of any age could wear this look, not just the under 18’s.
When your going for the Simone Rocha look this season, keep the look simple, go for slicked back hair, minimalistic iridescent nude makeup, and minimal accessories (leave the statement bags at home).
One of the best places on the high street to showcase this trend (and doing some great dupes of Simone Rocha’s stuff) is Penney’s They have two really gorgeous dusty pink cocoon style coats that are both under €40 and under. Next is Zara they have a gorgeous dusty pink, super-soft pastel pink overcoat for €139, and Unique at Topshop has an out of this world one for €535 that just has an indefinable “glow” when you see it (but its sold exclusively at Topshop.com, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that its fab)