While I was home, a friend asked me about fashion trends in Europe. I didn’t have a good answer at the time. I’ve looked at what ladies are wearing on the Geneva’s streets, thought a bit about it and here’s my best guess:
Daisy Dukes (or at least shorter jean shorts) over tights. Since I was around when the Dukes of Hazzard originally aired, I will not be wearing them. We saw a lot of this look in London.
Colored and/or patterned tights
Also knee high boots worn with visible woolen socks
Sometimes, I’ll find myself gazing wistfully at someones cute heels, but you definitely don’t see as much of them. They are lunch for cobblestones and people tend to walk more here. In winter, you see cute, comfy boots everywhere. I think the prevailing style varies from city to city.
I loved wearing wellies when I worked in my garden. When I came to visit, it rained so much that I brought a pair. I see a lot of other people wearing them on rainy days. He hates them, but he can kiss my wellie. My feet are staying dry. Due to their warmth, you also see a fair number of moon boots.
He’s a much larger fan of the leggings trend.
The skinny jean…still popular.
Just about everyone here wears scarves. Gents too (The Swiss Watch Blog’s post on man scarves).
In addition to the “it” bags, I see a lot of Louis Vitton and Longchamps.
One visitor remarked that you don’t see women wearing huge wedding rings as much as you do in the US. They tend to be smaller and a bit more discreet than Kim Kardashian’s boulder. Come to think of it, most things are a bit more discreet than Kim Kardashian here.
At least in Geneva, the fashion seems to be lots of black and neutrals.
Leather bombers or motorcycle jackets (when its warmer), fur vests and shiny puffy coats are common.
I don’t know much of anything about fashion (except for maybe a few tricks to make myself look taller). To see what one expat has been wearing, check out Lady J in Geneva.