A new report from a prominent clothing brand has some surprising facts about how to design a stylish anime dress for the summer.
The firm, A.P.C., is calling its advice a “sustainable approach to fashion,” with a focus on design elements that help create balance.
Its findings echo those of a report from fashion experts at The Economist earlier this year.
While A. P.C. suggests you can dress your teenaged daughter or son up in a smart casual style without a ton of accessories, they do recommend choosing a casual outfit that you can wear anywhere.
“Your outfit shouldn’t have a ton and a half of fancy and expensive accessories,” said A. D. Gaudier, the managing director of A.C.’s fashion design firm, who said that when he was designing his daughter’s outfit for the premiere of her new animated series, “Lucky Star,” he went with a simple, uncluttered look.
“It’s about being smart about your style and respecting the time you’re spending in your dress,” Gaudiers said.
For a girl, this means wearing jeans and a simple blouse, but for a boy, it can be a little more complicated.
“The key is that you try to create a simple look that can be worn for a long time,” he said.
While the clothes A.D. is recommending for teen girls might be a bit on the expensive side, they might not be too out of place in your everyday wardrobe.
You could wear your jeans to a cocktail party and a summer job interview, for example, and it might not look too out-of-place.
The clothes might also have some practical uses in the workplace, Gaudiest said, as you could make a quick change of socks for your daughter or a quick check-in at the mall.
“I love the idea of taking it to the next level,” he added.
What to wear to an anime convention You might be able to dress your daughter up in some casual outfits if you opt for a casual look.
For instance, you might wear your favorite sweater to an event, like a fashion show, or you could opt for the same casual outfit to a movie theater, Gautier said.
The same goes for a concert, where a dress is the ideal option.
“If you have a dress, the idea is that it’s a casual dress, and that it doesn’t require a lot of things,” he explained.
But if you have an outfit with a lot on it, you’ll need a bit more of it, like skirts, a blouse and possibly a necklace.
“A dress is more about how you can incorporate it into your outfit,” he advised.
If you want to wear something a little bold, it’s best to make a bold outfit that matches your style.
For example, you could wear a blazer, which will probably have more pockets and could be more practical for a summer event.
Gautiers recommends going for a tailored shirt, or a jacket with a tie and a pocket on the right side.
The shirt should have pockets that open to reveal the collar, as well as a shoulder pocket.
A jacket can also be a great option for a wedding, where the front and back of the jacket can be folded up, and you can have two different options for the back pockets.
You can also wear a tie with a ribbon, or make a short sleeve shirt, which can be paired with an over-the-shoulder blazer.
“You can have your shirt that has pockets on both sides,” Gautiest said.
“That’s a great way to have more fun, and have more accessories.”
Gauteriers also suggests choosing something with a “casual edge,” like a sweater with a pocket, a belt and a button-down shirt.
“When you think about your wardrobe, you’re thinking about a mix of casual and formal, and this is a great balance,” he continued.
You might also want to try a simple shirt that doesn’t have many buttons or pockets.
If it has some pockets, you can take it down a little and add a few buttons.
“Try to create something that has a casual element,” Gauiers said, adding that you should wear a button down shirt as a summer wedding dress, too.
“To create a casual shirt, it has to be a nice fit, but not too buttoned,” he noted.
Another option for an outfit is to pair it with a denim jacket.
“With jeans, you have to have some pockets and you have lots of pockets on the sides,” he recommended.
“But with a jacket, you don’t have to use a lot.
If the jacket is nice and tailored, you need to use the pockets, not just the front of the coat,” he stressed.