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Revenge of the nerds at Sportsgirl

The nerds are in full force this season with the world’s most celebrated designers sending troops of nerdy models down the runways of Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. The look is late 90s and characterized by oversized glasses, button up bow blouses, and a geeky palette of pastel colours. From the boxy high-waters with boots at Prada to cropped black velvet suits at Sonia Rykiel to oversized faux fur and tortoise shell glasses at Alessandro Michele, AW16 has been dedicated to the revenge of the nerds.
Incorporating geek chic elements into your outfit is fun and easy. Embrace your inner geek in 5 different ways at Sportsgirl:

1. Oversized glasses
Synonymous with the geek chic trend are thick rimmed specs, oversized wire glasses and sparkly plastic frames. No lenses? Even better.

2. SocksIf no one has told you to pull up your socks this season, now is the time to do so. Think ankle to knee high socks worn at prep school. Polka dots, checks and florals will add some serious geek into your outfit

3. Pastels
Anything pastels goes! Pale pink and baby blue is popular (they’re abundant being Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2016), as are pastel greens and yellows.

4. Collars
The collared blouse is the staple piece in this geek chic look. Try sheer bow blouses, pussy bow button-ups, and pintucking detail. Create some contrast with layering- a button-up blouse under a crew neck knit. Wear with a pair of pinstriped cropped trousers or a pleated skirt.

5. Accessorize
You’ve gone this far, now complete your ultimate nerd style by adding a floral neck tie, beret and oxford flats.

Happy geek chic shopping at Sportsgirl Garden City.

Written by Sussan, our style expert.

Posted by Garden City on 30 May 2016 within Fashion
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