Wildfox Into the Limelight is the holiday 2016 dressing guide for those who like to look back on more than just the current year. Available for purchase at Wildfox.com, the entire lookbook has a very retro feel to it in both the styling and the photography. The makeup is very dewy, with touches of shimmer and light in the corners of the eyes and on the cheekbones, which gave the looks a particularly interesting glow. The hairstyles and overall makeup looks are retro in a complementary and sparkling sort of way.
Wildfox typically has a knack for layering, pastels and shimmering fabrics, so the holiday 2016 lookbook held no surprise with those elements. What is always a surprise is the fun images and sayings they will come up with, such as the reddish orange tee shirt with the plate full multicolored stars, a fork and a knife on the front. This tee shirt was paired with a pair of high waisted multicolored bejeweled panties.
The colors of the outfit are bright, youthful and fun in front of tweed jackets, sequin pieces and fur in a closet. The layering followed an interesting theme of attire and fashion peek-a-boo as well, with an interesting choice of a long-sleeved, scoop-neck large star-patterned sweater with a worn-in hemline that can be paired with a lot of items that were shown as portions of another outfit.
In the lookbook, however, the image that includes that sweater showed it paired with a leopard print mini skirt, fishnets and a jacket with the sleeves rolled up. The look was wild, but the best one was the black shimmer leggings, gold shirt with the bow at the neck and the Slay tee shirt layered on top.
It was fun and quick, and some of the best things about fashion were in this one look. It was unexpected by stylish and outside the norm, even within the lookbook. Wildfox Into the Limelight showed a plethora of different looks that can be appreciated by a wide variety of people.
Everything imaginable is in this lookbook. Accessories included turbans, golden layered scale belts and fishnets and the hair was full of volume, shine and curls galore. The layering of sweatshirts over button-down shirts and lace dresses was interesting aesthetically, but not unexpected or particularly innovative, rather a comforting and stylish staple.
Knits, lace, sequins, tee shirts, sweatshirts and metallic shirts with bows all made an appearance making each outfit look completely unique. There were leopard print mini skirts and satin joggers under layers of shirts. Everything was so interesting as an individual piece, and while some of the ensembles are not for everyone, all of the pieces can be fit easily into a variety of wardrobes.
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