Wow — I actually remembered pi off the top of my head! I’m surprised I still remember it after all these years. Back in 6th grade we had this competition to see who could remember the most digits of pi. And the winner received a pie (one you can eat that is). I managed to memorize 20 digits, but was totally beat out by the nerdy guy (you know the type!) who remembered a 100 digits of it. Or something like that. In the end, at 24 I’m left with this useless piece of information swirling around my head bumping along with loads of other bits of nonsense.
Pi, of course, is one of the key numbers used for mathematics, if you remember back to the good ol’ days? And in particular for geometry, as in figuring out the area of a circle and etc. Geometry is all about shapes and whatnot (I can barely remember it to tell the truth, except for pi of course).
Enough about math as I doubt anyone actually wants to read more about it! Geometry has taken on a new far more interesting shape these days in the fashion world. One of the hottest new trends for the season is the geometric print. Triangles, squares, checks and lines abound these days both in tailored looks and stylish prints. We’ve been seeing this both on the runway and off. Without further ado, I present to you some hot new looks and how you can make them work in your own wardrobe!
The runway for Spring/Summer ‘09 featured several lovely geometric silhouettes. Two of my favorites above: one is a colorfully tailored look from Missoni. I’m loving the abstract shapes and bright colors in the outfit. Pair with a solid colored bag and shoes to offset the vibrant shades! Jean-Charles de Castalbajac’s fanciful lego-style dress is both fun and playful at the same time. Bring out your inner child by using bright colors and playing with geometry!
It looks like the geometric trend is here to stay for the year with Fall/Winter ‘09 shows also putting up several shapely styles. This black ‘n’ white look from Nicole Miller has lovely red accents and looks tres chic in the minidress style. The bold and eye-catching geometric look is being worn by celebrities as well. Mischa Barton’s polygonally inspired look (above) gives off a funky 60s vibe.
These funky geometric leggings would look absolutely wonderful paired with a solid-colored top. Loving the abstract shapes, especially in the black ‘n’ white pair on the left.
You can try out some of these So[phis]tiX pieces on for size! Accessorize your solids with the above shapely necklace. Or try to stripe it up with a lovely pink satin headband.
Try out some satin-y geometric styles with lovely squarish or circular shaped prints. Tank tops and sleeveless blouses or else a loose fitting kimono-style blouse or satin dress.
Abstract style more your thing? Check out this funky striped and dotted dress for your collection. Or a more simple striped blouse that will be perfect for so many occasions!
Whatever your style there is something for everyone with the geometric trend. Looking for more variety? Check out www.arohasilhouettes.com for some lovely geometrically inspired accessories to add accents to your wardrobe! Geometric home accents are all the rage at the moment as well. Check out some style tips here and here. With this new mathematical trend for 2009, maybe we all should have paid more attention back in math class.
I’ll leave you with two lovely geometric home accents: a geometric dinnerware set to get some brain power, and geometric wallpaper to surround your genius self with pre-inscribed doodles.