Geek Chic

Inspired by the glorious SS16 Gucci collection, it’s all about Geek Chic this spring. Prada and Miu Miu were at it too – taking the nerd look and hauling it into the fashion spotlight.

Think librarian gone a wee bit colour mad, nerds with attitude, and you get the idea. Geek chic is so much fashion fun, we are in love.

To really get this look spot on you have to combine and clash bold prints and colours, and then clash them again. But, it can be tamed down to be a little more everyday wearable, if clashing so strongly scares you a little.

Here are five fabulous geek chic looks for you to try. Let’s start with something a bit out there. Classic geeky looks need sensible shoes, nerdy knits, pussy bow blouses, prim skirts and the obligatory glasses. Play with colours and textures for a truly fun geek chic look.

Metallic shoes, bunny print sweater, lace skirt, and a chiffon blouse. Why not?

Geek chic oneClockwise, from top left: bunny face sweater, £21.99, New Look, black geek glasses frame, £149, Vision Express, chiffon pussy bow blouse, £19.99, H&M, stripe bag, £20, Red Herring @ Debenhams, boyfriend watch, £18, Claire’s Accessories, lace skirt, £49.99, H&M, metallic loafers, £24.99, H&M.

Clash prints. That’s key if you want full on geek chic. Make sure your handbag is big enough to hold all those books too! And add a watch – true nerds never use their phone to tell the time!

geek chic fourClockwise, from top left: Patent T-bar flats, £40, Schuh, watch, £24.99, H&M, monochrome cardigan, £29.99, H&M, chambray pussy bow frill front blouse, £30, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, sunglasses, £7.99, H&M, print skirt, £45, JOY, mock croc bag, £110, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

Keep the colours simple, but add a bold hit of something a bit out there with an animal print bag, perhaps? This is geek chic with a bit of sophistication.

geek chic twoClockwise, from top left: tie neck dress, £45, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, sunglasses, £7.99, New Look, classic mac, £180, French Connection, cardigan, £2, JOY, sandals, £49.99, H&M, zebra print clutch, £25, Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams

Denim skirts, socks with sandals, chunky DM shoes, and bright clashing prints. Geek chic perfection – go to the top of the class!

geek chic threeClockwise, from top left: Glasses frame, £149, Vision Express, geometric print jacket, £55, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, paisley pattern socks, £5 (for pack of five), H&M, print top, £19.99, H&M, denim skirt, £22.99, New Look, Dr Marten’s shoes, £90, Schuh

If you want that geek chic look, but with a more subtle edge, then try a colour palette that contrasts and complements as opposed to clashing, and add little textural quirks to your look – like these glitter shoes, and the ribbon skirt.

Geek chic fiveClockwise, from top left: Fake glasses, £6, Claire’s Accessories, ribbon skirt, £24.99, New Look, collar blouse, £35, JOY, flower earrings, £10, White Stuff, jacket, £69.95, White Stuff, white bag, £37.50, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, rose brooch, £5, Claire’s Accessories, glitter shoes, £35, Schuh


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