With the slogan t-shirt still as popular as ever, one new trend for AW17 is positivity!
T-Shirts with empowering and motivational slogans, are all over the place right now. Its time to refresh your wardrobe and get with this seasons hottest trend!
These days it seems, social media is no longer the best place to express your emotions – your body now is! Wear it on a t-shirt and tell the world how you are feeling. Slogans work on so many different levels; they’re almost subliminal. They’re also a way you aligning yourself to a particular cause. Wearing one is like branding yourself!
We saw all the catwalks full of tongue in cheek and positive slogans, and have seen celebrities all over the globe wearing their feelings on a t-shirt – many “political” and directed at the new USA president, Donald Trump! And even here in the UK, during the last election, loads of slogan tees and sweaters for Jeremy Corbyn.
So the simple rule for AW17 is , if you have got something to get off your chest? Then this is the year to do it literally, and in style!
Whether for self-expression, humor, empowerment or purely aesthetic purposes, subtle or overt, the slogan tee is making a big statement this season.
Most fashionistas pinpoint the current slogan tee trend to have started with Maria Grazia Chiuri sending a t-shirt down the runway at Dior reading “We should all be feminists“. However the slogan top has been a way of self-expression, for several years! Going right back to Katharine Hamnett in the 80s with bold, block lettered slogans like “Choose Life” and “Worldwide nuclear ban now” and Henry Holland of House of Holland, whose “Fashion Groupies” t-shirts, which gave loud, bright and cleverly rhymed nods to the current fashion set, including “What a corker Karen Walker” and “I’ll show you who’s boss Kate Moss” were the must-have item of 2006.
“I wanted to put a really large message on t-shirts that could be read from 20 or 30ft away,”
Hamnett told The Guardian in 2009.
Part of the slogan tee’s appeal is down to the fact its super versatile, and an easy piece to incorporate into any wardrobe.
As the trend began with Dior, it’s also set the tone for how to wear it right now; midi skirts in full shapes, translucent fabrics, in pretty prints or with glittering embellishment, paired with pumps and maybe a blazer.
Other options are to team it up with some vintage denim or a even masculine style suit, or channel your inner rock chick with some skinny leather pants.
A pairing we’re not seeing much with statement tees though is trainers, perhaps as this is less of a casual look and more the “fashion” take on the t-shirt – but there’s still plenty of footwear freedom with the full spectrum of heels, loafers and ballet flats making an appearance front row with slogan tops at fashion weeks around the globe.
Now all you need to do is decide what it is you want to say.
So what are you waiting for?
Its not just tees either – you can wear a slogan sweater, even a slogan beanie this winter.
Get to know Tallulahs Threads ……
Tallulahs Threads – Interview
First off let us introduce this cool British label to you! Tallulah’s Threads, is an Independent brand which specialises in Alternative Clothing and Accessories for today’s Fashion loving gals. They sell hand made or hand finished garments, designed and made in their UK studio and they aim to be your go to choice for glittery, fun and kitsch clothing with a special touch that will get you noticed!
Founded by Fashion Designer Danni in 2014, the brand continues to grow from strength to strength producing versatile and wearable clothing. The small team have recently launched their 8th collection for winter 16 in which they take classic cuts and mix them with fun kawaii inspired motifs and patterns. We grabbed 5 minutes with designer and founded Danielle & wanted to share with you – so you can get to know the brand better too.
When did you get into fashion?
“I studied Fashion at Uni and graduated in 2011 but have always loved fashion and clothing. A few years ago my Mum dug out some old drawings of mine when I was a kid and it was a full catalogue of clothing with sizing and colour options, so it’s clearly always been an interest of mine. I worked for a few other designers as a pattern cutter after graduating and started Tallulah’s Threads as a Vintage brand in my spare time. After about a year I started designing a few pieces myself and before long I found that the brand was growing too quick for me to focus any time on anything else, so a year and a half ago I left my job and here we are.”
Could you describe the role that you play in the company?
“Currently I get stuck in with everything. We’re still a very small team so we all pitch in where needed. I design the collections each season and my daily routine includes sewing orders and just general management of the business”
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
“I would say it comes from a mix of my personal style and trends I see emerging on the street. I love anything glittery so I often try to incorporate that into my designs as much as possible”
Top memorable moments together or turning points in your line?
“This year has been great as we went to our first trade show at LondonEdge in February and returned in September. It’s so nice to see buyers and bloggers looking through our collection and generally loving it”
What are your favourite pieces from each collection?
“I really love the glitter motif dresses each season as I think they are stand out pieces. They can easily be dressed up or down, in cute motifs that will catch people’s eye. This season my absolute fave is our Silver Bomber jacket!”
Describe your personal style?
“My style is very similar to the brand, I feel that if it’s something I would love to wear then other people will too. You will always see me in a dress!”
Where do you see your brand in the future?
“I would be really happy if Tallulah’s Threads was a brand that gals could rely on to find something to wear that made them feel confident. My aim is to grow internationally as well as in the UK and build a good network of loyal customers who shop with us regularly”
Tallulahs Threads Unicorn Smock Dress seen on The Style Rawr
Our Tallulahs Threads Unicorn Dress gets The Style Rawr Treatment
Jade from The Style Rawr wears our Tallulahs Threads smock dress in her latest blog post.
In Tara’s own words :
“3 words. Unicorn glitter dress. YAS! Long term Rawrgirl faves, Spoiled Brat, are back this season with a whole new range of awesome brands all under one virtual roof. We’ve been wearing Spoiled Brat since this blog began (some 6 years ago) and they never fail to disappoint.
Tallulah’s Threads is one of their latest brands, they produce hand made/finished clothing and accessories for unique girls. The AW16 collection is cuteless overload. From unicorns prints to rainbows and robot prints to planets… I want it ALL. Ever since I got my paws on this adorable Unicorn Glitter Smock Dress, I’ve been prancing around feeling like a unicorn. MAJESTIC.
It’s a little sheer so I wear it with an underslip but this oversized smock is perfect to me. I love wearing pieces which have a little extra room – there’s nothing worse than stuffing your face with Nando’s and then feeling like you’re about to burst out of your clothing. I’m wearing the size small which fits just how I like it. It’s also available with pink glitter unicorns but I personally prefer this black/silver combo.
My only minor gripe is that the unicorns are just on the front of the dress – not that it really matters to me because I can’t see the back, but I was a bit surprised when I opened the packaging – and let’s be honest, the more unicorns the better! I genuinely want the Tallulah’s Threads space dress so bad it hurts a little. The robot dress is a close second. Dear Santa…
If you haven’t been on Spoiled Brat’s new and improved website, you should definitely check it out. They have a whole selection of casual pieces but some pretty special occasionwear too. To me this dress is fun yet quite smart, which is why I paired it with ankle boots and wore it to grab dinner.
Which Tallulah’s Threads item is your fave? I can’t get over how much I love it all!
T – Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn“
We really love this look, how Tara has styled it with some simple ankle boots and her trademark hat. The beauty of this dress is it can be dressed up or dressed down. We like it with some chunky tights and boots, and a ragged priest denim jacket for this winter.
Shop the look here >>>