Fashion certainly brings unlikely couplings to the fore. This is particularly pertinent in the case of the slogan tee, which has kept up appearances with the most luxurious labels and high-end pieces, its playful irony clashing with contemporary silhouettes in a moment of satiric sartorial brilliance. There’s been Paris Hilton and Titanic’s dazzling Heart Of The Ocean diamond thanks to Céline Dion. Then of course that time “Fashion stole” Victoria Beckham’s “Smile”, paired with classic woollen slacks from her eponymous and very chic line. Even the DHL logo made its way to high fashion circles, with Vetements’ exorbitantly expensive update on the iconic German courier service signing, sealing and delivering beside stylish pieces with polarity. Today’s odd style couple comes to you via Sophie Turner, who has united our favourite bendy green figurine with some high-shine vinyl for an unexpected but kind of genius fashion moment rich in nostalgia.
Stepping out in New York City with new husband Joe Jonas (who enjoyed his own fashionable moment with graphic floral shirt and Louis Vuitton belt bag), Sophie Turner wore a Gumby t-shirt with a glossy vinyl skirt by I.AM.GIA, which she accessorised with knee-high black croc boots and gold chain necklace. Like something out of a 90s teen movie; the look was charged with both tween angst and childhood nostalgia, an eclectic mix we definitely didn’t see coming. Perhaps even more astounding is how that faux leather is faring in the New York heat.
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Gumby That’s A Stretch V-Neck T-Shirt, $25. shop now
Logan croc-effect leather knee boots, Tibi via Net-A-Porter, now $607. shop now