Who would have guessed that pirates would be the trendsetters of 2013? Black and white skull and crossbones tell me that pirates were not only branding geniuses, but that styles are constantly being recycled and reinvented. This time around people are rocking skulls… minus the crossbones.
What emerged in 2003 as Alexander McQueen’s infamous skull scarf has turned into a worldwide phenomenon. His skull was designed with fragile fabrics and delicate details giving a dark, yet beautiful look to the image. Celebrities like Kris Jenner, Kristin Cavallari and Lindsay Lohan rocked McQueen’s skull scarf inspiring today’s trends.
From jewelry and accessories to oversized sweaters and muscle tees, skull prints are everywhere and can be worn in many different ways. I like to pair oversized skull T-shirts with black leggings and combat boots for both style and comfort. While the versatility of the trend allows this Fashionista to wear it in a more sophisticated way. She paired a classic black blazer and skinny jeans with a skull cut-off to draw attention to what would be a simple ensemble. In order to successfully rock this trend, it is important to consider a few things.
First, wear skulls in moderation and keep them minimal. Like this Fashionista, refrain from mixing skulls with other patterns and prints. You want all the attention to be on the one item, so remember, when sporting skulls a little goes a long way.
Secondly, skulls don’t have to be dark and scary. Although the trend isn’t typically feminine, you can look for a skull blouse or pair a cut-off with a skater skirt.
Lastly, with so many styles and colors, make sure there is a balance between edginess and femininity. Maintain a consistent theme throughout your outfit. This Fashionista creates a balance between edginess and femininity by pairing studded platform heels and a blazer with a softer hairstyle.
Just remember, the skull trend doesn’t have to be difficult. Be confident and you’re sure to impress this summer in skulls.