March 24th, 2005
Seen while malling: a particularly interesting example (at least, for a mall-based chain store) illustrating the Textured Embellishment trend. I appreciate the abstractness of the tee, along with the unusual color combination: chocolate brown, teal, yellow brown, and off-white. The combination of the somewhat matte embroidery texture with the shiny metallic sequins drew me in. You can find the tee at Abercrombie & Fitch for $49.50.
If you appreciate this trend as much as I do, keep an eye out for items with embellishments like glass and resin beads, pearls, etched patterns, ribbons, frayed and fringed yarns, and fabric cutouts, in addition to embroidery and sequins. To temper this trend for the workplace, look for items using embellishment sparingly—such as around the neckline or shirt hem. Or keep the embellishments in the same color family as the garment for a subtly stylish look. For a fun evening or weekend look, however, feel free to go all out!