Unleash Your Inner Nerd
Nerdy geek-chic is big this season thanks to likes of Gucci, Miu Miu and Bally nailing the trend by using mismatched patterns, chunky knits and midi skirts in their AW15. Whilst first impressions may seem like this trend is all about looking as kooky as possible, it also has a very feminine and subtly sexy edge. Let’s take a look at a few key styles you could try to nail this trend.
Mixing contrasting patterns and textures is a great way to get the nerdy look down; Miu Miu did it brilliantly by adding chic leather panels to chunky tweed skirts, whilst Gucci matched heavy, pleated midi skirts with delicate sheer camis. The key is to choose one delicate or feminine item, such as a silk blouse or leg-baring mini skirt, and add something oversized or bulky, like a chunky knitted cardigan or boxy tweed coat.
With the nerd trend you need to say goodbye to minimalism and embrace loud and proud prints. Pretty pink florals are big, as are stripes and tartan. Don’t back away from bright colours, and if you want to be really daring you can mix and match different clashing patterns and colours; look to Bally’s AW15 collection for inspiration on wearing bright, bold colours.
Although we’ve seen quite a lot of mini A-line skirts with this trend, the demure midi skirt is a really popular base for the geek-chic look. We think a great investment for the nerdy look is the Adalicia co-ord set; you can mix and match the top and bottom from this midi two piece with other items to achieve the nerdy look with a hint of sexiness. The skirt would look fantastic with a blouse and knitted vest over the top, plus some cute little pumps for a chic nerdy office look, whilst the Bardot top could be combined with a pleated A-line skirt, some chunky loafers and an oversized cardigan; it’s a really versatile black two piece.
The nerdy look cries out for flat shoes; heels are just too glam for this dressed-down style. You could choose delicate little pumps, smart, professional leather brogues, chunky strappy sandals, or even sassy pointed toe shoes for a sophisticated evening look.