first look: motel rocks
+ styling tips straight from the designer.
all photos courtesy of motel
For all those currently mourning the loss of summer and cursing the autumnal equinox this evening, keep this in mind: Fall is pretty awesome. Just think about it: You won't feel like you're melting on your walk to the bodega, fall clothes rule (hello layers), you can leave that handheld spray/fan water bottle contraption at home, fall clothes rule (cozy cardigans + long sleeves), there is more to life than the beach (as much as it pains me to say), and did I mention...fall clothes r u l e?
At the forefront of awesome fall collections is indie UK label Motel. For their autumn '14 lookbook, the brand took their totally awesome collection on a woodland retreat. And even though you'd never expect to pack printed minis, metallic foil slips, textured gothic cardigans, and leopard trousers for a weekend camping excursion, you have to admit that it somehow works. Chalk it up to the collection's versatility, or the '90s-inspired styling, but we're ready to relive our Girl Scouts days, ankle boots, chokers, and minis in tow.
Get a first look in the gallery, complete with styling tips by designer Hannah Parker. Then shop the looks here.
This jewel coloured Swallow Tail slip dress is my new party go-to dress. I’ll be wearing with a messy pony and velvet choker for the festive season and beyond! Dress for some day to dawn cool.I'd team with a chunky heeled boot and a kimono style duster coat. ITS PLAY TIME! For ultimate wild child babe steez go clumpy boot, dark lips and nails. Killin it!! Cuuuuute! Love this playsuit. killa babe vibez. I team this with an oversized fluffy black knit cardi, black tights and a choker. I ADORE our new moody floral jagged rose print! Style it sweet with pastel cocoon knits and fluffy accessories or give it some edge with a black longline lace kimono and biker boots. It’s all about metallics this season! This boxy fit tee is a wear-everywhere piece and the crackle glaze finish gives it an instant AW14 update. #HOT. Don’t save the sparkle for after dark, this high-impact dress is attitude packed and works as well with chunky boots and a battered biker as it does with towering heels. Head turning style guaranteed.