Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Trend Alert // Mesh at Wasteland

Hello lovely people!

Today I thought I'd highlight one of the trends I am absolutely LOVING at the moment and that's mesh.

It's been appearing all over the place lately, whether it's lace crop tops, sporty basketball jerseys (see: Rihanna x River Island here), or gothic femininity, as seen on Vanessa Hudgens above in the image that inspired this post. I cannot get enough of this darkly bohemian look; girly dresses with mesh panelling and intricate, almost art-deco embroidery patterns, teamed with a vintage-style kimono and shoe boots, as Vanessa has done. Too. Cool. 

Whilst checking out the ridiculously awesome Wasteland, I came across a few interpretations of this style, and thought I'd share them. This site is out of my reach in terms of a) price (cars are expensive, people!) and b) sizing (the diet ain't going that well!), so I can't see myself owning these any time soon, but that doesn't stop me drooling over them anyway.

(Pictures are a wee bit blurry, but the best I could do!)

Lulu Dress $178
This little burgundy number may just be the most incredible dress I've ever seen. A bold statement, but I have major love for this. The baroque lace pattern, the plunging mesh section, the high neckline, the gorgeous back design that shows skin without being too much... this is the dream dress. And my dreams is probably where it'll stay, sigh.

Vienna Dress $225
This one is obviously kinda similar to the Lulu dress, but with an edgy, on trend cold shoulder detail and in the white colour. This would look seriously cool dressed down, really grungy and 90s style, with some Levi's denim and ankle boots, or even some well-worn Converse. 

Near Dark Dress $182
This dress incorporates several trends in one: mesh? Check. Velvet? Check. Fringing? You guessed it. The perfect going out dress; all you need is a slick of dark red lipstick and some black boots and you're good to go.

Mesh Peep Toe Shoe Boots in Black or White £55
Okay, so these are actually from River Island and not Wasteland, but they just went with the vibe so well that I thought I'd include them anyways. The shape of the stylish barely-there heel but with mesh panels covering the foot, they're the perfect accompaniment to the aforementioned dresses, or just about any other dress, come to think of it. They come in black or white, adhering to the monochrome look that is still so popular at the moment, so take your pick.

So there you have it, enough mesh to last you through the new season. I would really recommend checking out the Wasteland site and signing up to the email newsletter; it may be expensive, but the trends and collections are just gorgeous and is full of style inspiration and imagery. I'll be a Wasteland customer one day!

A little music to end with today: one of my favourite bands You Me At Six  just released their new single 'Lived A Lie', and it's a good'un. Can't wait to see them again in November! Here's the brand new video:

Will you be wearing mesh this season?
What's on your playlist at the moment?


  1. Ooh those mesh shoes are so unique - I don't know how I feel about them though, does that sound odd?! xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Haha not that odd :) so gorgeous!
      Thanks for commenting.

      Soph xx

  2. the white mesh heel is so pretty! kind of like a spin on those zara shoes everyones loving!

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

    1. Amazing aren't they!
      Thanks for commenting, now following you!

      Soph xx

  3. Those dresses are gorgeous especially the Near Dark one!