LET MAINSTREAM MUSIC TAKE A BACKSEAT FOR NOW COS ONE OF ITS LESS TALKED-ABOUT GENRES NEEDS ITS FIVE MINUTES OF FAME!
“My typical indie-styled outfit needs a piece full of prints like this jacquard jacket. What’s great about it is that it’s got an indie-boho vibe thanks to the gorgeous medallion motif, and with hints of dark and muted red, there’s that vintage feel which is a key element to nailing the look. I don’t know about you, but whenever I look at this jacket, I see a rustic, intimate concert surrounded by wooden walls and carpeted flooring all over to set the cozy mood.”
1 MEDALLION JACQUARD JACKET, KATE SPADE NEW YORK
“With something so bold already stealing the show, it’s only fitting to match it with simple, understated pieces. Take this pair of blue jeans for example; while it balances out the liveliness of the jacket, it also contrasts the glamorous and casual moods – showing off a über stylish indie flair! While any silhouette will do, opting for a relaxed, cropped straight-leg pair adds a little twist to the regular silhouette and gives you the chance to show off some skin (or shoes)!”
2 ‘MOZIK’ JEANS, RM160, MONKI
“I’m quite fussy when it comes to picking boots and this bootie checks pretty much everything on my list! It’s got an almond toe to keep my feet looking slim, a block heel for balance, minimal detailing with only a simple oversized buckle and the perfect shade of brown suede to go with my indie-folk mood. What I like most about this pick is that it’s not your usual ankle bootie; the shaft is slightly higher, ending above the ankle which gives an illusion of narrow and slender-looking legs. When paired with the cropped jeans, there’s no way they will go unnoticed!”
3 ‘JOPLIN 105’ BUCKLE BOOTIE, SAINT LAURENT
Back in college when I first discovered and fell in love with the genre, I wanted so much to dress like an indie-folk band member – that’s how obsessed I was then!
– Rachel, Special Projects Writer