After many-a facebook preview over the past week, Shabby Apple finally debuted their Autumn 2012 Zoology clothing line to the delight of vintage fashion devotees. The greens, oranges, blues, and dusty browns are refreshing as we look to escape the seemingly endless Summery 2012 heat.
Despite being long out of school (longer than I’m willing to admit), I still scour August clothing ads to find that perfect outfit to wear the first day of school. As I stand in front of my crop of newly indoctrinated college freshman next Monday, I want my outfit to convey “yes, I’m still so cool that I follow fashion trends”. I know my drowsy 8:00am audience is likely not paying attention to my sassy new pair of heels that the fashion gods decreed as the must-have of the season, and yet their overly snug, not-yet-broken-in fit reminds me that I (like my starry-eyed 18-year-olds) start with a blank slate today–the semester lies ahead of me, undaunted.
Although these Shabby Apple dresses are a bit too Autumn for August and my first day of class, I will pick up a few for the coming months. With a pair of dark tights and platform heels, I will ready for any Fall fete.
Photographs courtesy of Shabby Apple.