Gucci Geek Chic Style Over 40
What is Gucci Geek Chic Style?
It looks like an eccentric hippie granny hooked up with a nerdy artist hoarder.
A Gucci Geek is the kind of person that catches your eye on the subway and you find yourself secretly wondering if they are as interesting as their clothes.
Check you streamlined minimalist views at the door, they won’t be needed here.
This is about lavish excess, clashing colours, patterns and textures.
A tickle trunk full of funky mismatched clothes.
More is more.
This collection reminds me of the documentary Grey Gardens.
“I’m a lover of beautiful things, I walk down the street and I fall in love with everything.” – Alessandro Michele, Creative Director Gucci
Yes it is pattern overload and a shock to the senses.
Yes it is colour crazy.
Yes it is extreme but in the best sense.
Most importantly it is about being creative and having fun with fashion.
I’m delighted that the temperatures have warmed up enough that I was finally able to wear this without covering it up with another coat. Hooray for lazy-ass spring finally showing up in almost May.
As a personal challenge I put together a couple of Gucci Geek Chic inspired outfits on Polyvore.
I truly adore that skirt with the Eiffel Tower on it and that floral trench coat. In fact, a very big birthday is just around the corner for me and I wouldn’t be one bit disappointed if that entire first outfit just magically showed up on my doorstep one day.
Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
In the meantime I’m happy to wear this vintage skirt yet one more time which cost me $15. Cost per wear must be down to $1 I think. The colour of the skirt is surprisingly versatile and the small pattern reads almost as texture visually.
7 Tips To Create Your Own Version of Gucci Geek Chic
- Consider the size of each of the patterns. It isn’t as overwhelming for the eyes if you have only one very large focal pattern. The other patterns should be smaller and will begin to read more like texture to the eyes. In each outfit I’ve chosen one large focal pattern, a medium sized pattern and other smaller patterns.
- Incorporate different types of patterns, polkadot, floral, stripes.
- Use the large focal pattern’s colours to choose the other items in the ensemble. This ensures the outfit will look cohesive. In outfit #2 there is a tiny bit of yellow on the skirt, which is why I chose yellow for the top. There is black on the top, which allowed me to introduce black in the handbag. The green on the skirt matches the green on the cardigan.
- If you feel brave enough to choose a new colour that doesn’t exist in your focal pattern consider adding it with accessories or shoes, I added blue boots and blue ribbon to my outfit.
- More is more. Add some funky glasses or a hat. It will make a huge difference to the overall look.
- Mix your textures as well as your patterns. It creates another layer of visual interest.
- Try to stay within the same colour value and saturation for all your pieces. Everything I’m wearing is in jewel tones.
Do any of these outfits appeal to you?
Or is the Gucci Geek Chic just a bit too eclectic and over-the-top for you?
Linking up with Visible Monday, I Will Wear What I Like, Turning Heads Tuesday, Throw Back Thursday
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