fur: H&M via Insomnia - leggings: H&M - boots: New Look - t-shirt: Born This Way ball - watch: c/o Swatch
As you've probably noticed, I'm really into a more athletic look these days. But that's not the only vibe I'm, uhm, vibing, yo. My current inspiration is more like a holy trinity. In no particular order: 1. athletics, 2. teenage rebel grunge... and 3: tackiness. You might notice from the leggings as pants, faux fur and stiletto boots outfit I'm wearing up in hurr. If that random selection of inspirations doesn't make sense to you, check out my GANGSTA pinterest board which I dedicated to this current obsession of mine with edgy, rebellious, casual-sportswear tackiness.
Just blame it on my recent style icons: Born This Way era Lady Gaga and Yolandi Visser.
I guess this is an obvious continuation of my infatuation (RHYME) with Lana Del Rey's aesthetic which was girly, retro but done all tacky. Tacky is the new chic, yo. I see it as taking a typically "sexy" look and subverting it into something that says "I am my own person and this is my body, don't mess with me". A feminist version of overt, youthful sexiness, if you catch my drift.
I call it Chav Chic. It calls for trainers, leggings, annoying prints, big hair or a high ponytail, fur and blingy hoop earrings. Sort of like the lovechild of Sporty Spice and Ginger Spice. You dig?