Whether you identify as a brutalist architecture enthusiast or a scandi-minimal gal, the SSENSE sale has everything you need to dress to your favorite architecture and design aesthetic. While this season has been loaded with great discounts from Amazon, Target, and more, SSENSE’s summer sale selection is still one of our favorites to buy. With select items now 70% off, we decided to take the opportunity to share some of our favorite non-domestic finds that still pay homage to stunning exteriors and interiors. After all, nothing will help you transition into fall better than something special from Jacquemus or maybe a new pair of Maison Margiela Tabi shoes.
Balenciaga sneakers, simple silver jewelry and maybe a crinkle leather bag should allow you to emulate your favorite brutalist structures. Characterized by graphic lines, monochromatic neutrals, and a heavy concrete design, this no-frills aesthetic is ideal for minimalists who always make a bold statement with their look.
Victorian architecture encompasses the uniquely ornate style that originated during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Identified by its strong emphasis on detail and embellishment, the Victorian aesthetic is comprised of rich materials such as detailed brocade, luxurious silk and jacquard prints, and dressing in style is the perfect way to pay homage. If you can find a time-appropriate padded lounge chair or a grand staircase to take a fit photo, even better.
The Art Deco movement became popular in the United States and Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, influencing art, decor, fashion, and building styles throughout the periods. Even today, iconic structures such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Chrysler Building still define the New York skyline. Dressing in Art Deco is all about the details – think playful geometric patterns like chevrons, zigzags, pyramids, etc. This Marine Serre jacket that mimics decorative glass paired with the strappy By Far platform loafers from the SSENSE sale should put you on the right track.
Even though industrial architecture is rooted in functionality, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Durable denim, cotton canvas and rubber soles are subtle but complementary nods to this style of architecture, which implements elements such as open floor plans, high ceilings and materials such as concrete, brick or metal. To incorporate an industrial touch into your own wardrobe, we recommend looking to contemporary brands such as Carhartt WIP, Levi’s and Camper for updated workwear.
Bauhaus originated in post-war Germany with the goal of synthesizing fine art, design, technology and architecture into functional living spaces that followed a less is more mentality. Focusing on minimal yet still eye-catching pieces, we don’t think you can go wrong with these geometric, Bauhaus-inspired accessories from Jacquemus, Staud and Amina Muaddi.
Originating in the 1960s, postmodern architecture embraces bold design and freedom of expression. In the same way that postmodern architects revamped old school design techniques, we believe these high bases follow the same mindset. Adding those embellished Converse sneakers from Basquiat, reworked jeans from Agolde, or a three-way convertible tote should give any vintage outfit a postmodern look and feel.
Scandinavian style is all the rage lately (just ask TikTok), and we couldn’t be happier. If you’re in the mood to dress your home in bright, minimalist style, look to pieces like Arne Jacobsen’s iconic egg chair, Gustaf Westman’s curved mirrors and all things (vintage) IKEA. And luckily, dressing to match any Scandi-chic interior is easy with brands like Tekla, Acne Studios and Ganni in the mix.