Sky was the emblem of my teenage days; anyone who knew me well in high school knows how much I adored Sky for her music, her attitude, and of course, her style. Sky definitely inspired my gradual shift from preppy/girly to edgy/grunge. Her tough, raw, look of combat boots and graphic jackets and sweaters balanced with perfect eyeliner and lipstick created a whole new set of style and beauty goals for me. Sky’s style, like anyone’s, changed as she rebranded her music – her old music is poppier, her hair long and bouncy, while her newer sound is more alt as she rocked a bleached chop. Both looks are iconic, however, and throughout time, Sky can still be found rocking Jeremy Scott and MAC’s Russian Red – as can I.
For this look, I channeled Sky by rocking second-day tousled hair with black top and bottom liner. Sky is often photographed wearing loose blouses with more tight fitting shorts or skirts and loves to make her socks part of the outfit. Are you a fan of Sky? What’s your favorite song or campaign of hers? Feel free to start a discussion in the comments.
Blouse: Forever 21
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here)
Lip color: Russian Red by MAC Cosmetics
Hey, everyone! Long time no post, but now that I’m done with my Bachelor’s thesis there’s no excuse for not writing 😝! Today, I’ve dressed it waaaay up thanks in part to Grayton Automatic Watches! They sent me a beautiful and luxurious silver watch accented with blue hands. I felt like a CEO in this ensemble, but besides my watch and my Longchamp bag, everything else in this look is from your favorite fast-fashion retailers (i.e. Forever 21 and H&M). Looking sharp doesn’t have to break the bank, and I’m a huge fan of mixing high and low clothes and accessories! This look was definitely one that’s more outside my comfort zone, but I felt sophisticated and ready to take on the world!
Blazer: Forever 21
Flats: Steve Madden
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Hey, everyone! These days, I’ve been making a conscious effort to dress in more conservative colors, but when I saw this metallic skirt at Forever 21, I couldn’t resist. I decided to play up the mermaid vibes with purple lipstick and added my cursor earrings as an homage to the cyber kawaii Tumblr-era of my personal style (if you knew both me and my Internet presence anytime between 2012-2014, you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to). This skirt is really vibrant and fun and I love the zipper detail in the front. I’d say pairing this skirt with neutrals like black or white would be the best way to style this statement piece. It seems like nowadays, mainstream stores are taking style cues from the cyber kawaii grunge side of Tumblr that I used to be so obsessed with- seriously, where was all this merch five years ago 😝?!
Top: H&M (similar here)
Skirt: Forever 21
Flats: Steve Madden
Lip color: Lip pencil and Lipstick in Grind by Colourpop (discontinued color)
Mesh is definitely having a moment- street style stars have been seen sporting fishnet tights, mesh dresses, and all kinds of see-through shirts. I scored a super affordable mesh shirt on Amazon to get in on this trend- and I was so excited to finally have a visible way to sport my Calvin Klein bralette. I tucked the shirt into my black skinny jeans, threw on my Nikes and my vintage Levi’s jacket for a look with that classic urban edge. A bold lip added further contrast to my otherwise colorless ensemble. I’m excited to experiment with layering this top by wearing different bralettes underneath and maybe even layering dresses on top. Have you styled a sheer top? Feel free to leave a link in the comments!
Necklace: Forever 21
Bralette: Calvin Klein
Jacket: vintage Levi’s; available here
Lip color: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
Hey, everyone! I’ve been a lifelong fan of leopard print. The purple leopard print coat with hints of red glitter that I rocked circa 2004 was my sartorial peak, to be quite honest. If I hadn’t physically grown out of that coat, I’d probably still be wearing it 😬. These days, I’m obsessed with styling my leopard turtleneck all different ways. Here, I layered it under my velvet skater dress and paired it with my knee high socks and heeled lace up booties. I threw on my trench coat and grabbed my sunglasses and leather bag to complete the look! For makeup, I used brown eyeshadow and did a black cat eye and went with a redish-pinkish lip color, since I thought a bold red would be too distracting for this particular look. I loveeeed this look so much and I might feature other ways to style this turtleneck on here- let me know in the comments if that’s something you’d like to see me do!
Turtleneck: Forever 21 (sold out online 😦 ??? purchased at the store on State St. in Chi)
Dress: Forever 21
Coat: eShakti (similar here)
Bag: gift from a friend; imported from Italy
Socks: Ali Express
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Eyes: Rainbow from Colourpop x Hello Kitty in the inner corners, Sonia Kashuk palette 02 on the lids, Wet n Wild Mega Liner in Black
Lips: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Crème Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang