Hi all

As I mentioned previously, I’ve settled on 3 broad style themes for 2019. The themes help me to create outfits that are authentic to me, to navigate trends and to plan additions. It’s similar to a style moniker but I like the flexibility of having more than one theme because it enables me to indulge different moods and adapt to different occasions and seasons.

I’ve put together some pics for my second theme. It’s called “Funkytown”

“Funkytown” is about my interest in bold, graphic outfits and modern 70s style. The title is a reference to the 70s Lipps Inc song (although, as an Aussie, I’m partial to the Pseudo Echo version too). I like this theme for warmer weather. It’s one that I’m very comfortable with. My first theme, Byzantine Jewel, is a newer and more experimental “look”. There are some commonalities between them eg my penchant for excessive accessorising! But I think of this theme as bolder and more casual.

I’ve included some mood board pics. They are for inspiration not imitation. I’ll put my more detailed list in the replies.

These outfits were all worn for casual outings. It’s still very warm here, which is always a style challenge. I gotta make a move to a town that’s right for me! In the meantime, I welcome any comments or suggestions

Outfit 1 (pic 2): Platform sandals and vintage floral skirt. In theory I like the colour of the top but I am not convinced it likes me. I may overdye it a little darker.

Outfit 2 (pics 4-5): In my search and recover mission for EF sandals I found these platform espadrilles for 90AUD (about 65USD). So my collection grows. The skirt print is small etched hexagon shapes. I love geometrics, which are a big part of this theme.

Outfit 3 (pics 8-9): Dark teal has always been a happy colour for me. It’s my colour for 2019 and I am stocking up. The teal bag is See by Chloe (on sale at the Outnet but I couldn’t create a find). I’m also wearing a vintage 70s Trifari green lucite necklace (from Etsy). It appealed to me because it is similar to the iconic Lanvin lucite necklaces from the 60s and 70s (worn by Keira Knightley in pic 6). The Lanvin version is much more expensive

Outfit 4 (pic 11): Geometrics again and a little bit of animal print. The gold circle necklace is vintage 70s Givenchy (from Etsy).

Outfit 5 (pics 13-14): An old patchwork denim skirt that I’ve shown many times but I couldn’t resist showing it again because it’s so “on theme”. I love the patchwork dress outfit in pic 12 soooo much, and have had my eye out for something similar forever.

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