The moment you slip into your favorite outfit, something inside of you shifts. You walk a bit taller, feeling empowered, invincible, almost superhuman. At 3.1 Phillip Lim’s pre-fall 2012 presentation, a literal translation of this phenomenon was plastered all over a piece of knitwear that would soon find itself worn by some of fashion’s most photographed. Lim said himself, “Everyone wants garments to be superheroes.” The sweatshirt at hand was exactly that, exhibiting a graphic that looked as if it came straight out of a comic book. Roy Lichtenstein would approve. Is it a trendy trophy item? Yes, but attempting to resist its novelty could prove to be one’s kryptonite.
Strutting to class as somewhat of a Wonder Woman, this Fashionista channels Phillip Lim’s collection in a sweater displaying a graphic that reads “POW!” Its cropped, easy silhouette begs for a high-waisted skirt. She answers the call with an A-line skirt and continues her trendsetting ways by choosing one in this fall’s color of the season, oxblood. Like many other UCF Fashionistas, she also brings in a vintage element via her retro pink sunnies that match flawlessly with the interjection on her sweatshirt. Her floral bag and beige oxfords lend a throwback to yesteryear as well.
Test the waters of this trend with the Pop Art Tunic from Pixie Market. Its bright graphic and oversized fit will contrast well when loosely tucked into Mikkat Market’s leather pencil skirt. The skirt immediately elevates the casual, loose feel of the top, which makes for a show-stopping combination. Complete the look with classic ankle strap heels from Zara to keep all the well-deserved attention on your top.