If you use Manic Panic to achieve an electric colored dye job, you get an automatic A+ in my stylebook. I just think there’s no better way to ooze uniqueness than by having multi-colored locks. This Fashionista’s bleached bangs and violet ends initially caught my attention but the craftiness of her somewhat mysterious outfit is what kept me intrigued.
Why crafty? The almost all black ensemble with pops of Asian-inspired floral is fit for a swift transition from day to night. An ensemble like this would work well during the day for classes because it’s comfortable but it would stand on its own during a night on the town.
This Fashionista’s outfit blossomed from a scallop-trimmed gray tank top paired with black pinup shorts, both from Urban Outfitters. And what are shorts in freezing winter temps without tights or socks? This Fashionista opted for simple sheer black tights with overlapping black knee socks. Her footwear of choice was a punk rock favorite, the Dr. Martens. Honestly, the grungy boot never disappoints an edgy outfit, day or night, so it’s a safe bet for a transitional outfit.
However, the Fashionista’s knockout piece was the gorgeous kimono with a white peony print. A to-die-for tassel detail decorated the bottom trim! This killer floral and tassel combo totally reminded me of L’Wren Scott’s beautiful Japanese inspired spring 2014 collection. It turned out that the Fashionista’s kimono was designed and crafted by herself. I wouldn’t trust myself near a sewing machine so I was quite envious of her skills. Luckily, I was able to track down a kimono with a similar vibe.
A sassy outfit with a bold statement piece will have others doing double takes from the time the sun rises until it sets. Plus, with shorts and a loose top you won’t have to compromise comfort while getting work done before the fun begins at night.
One Simple Change: A black faux fur jacket for night would step this outfit up a another notch. Perhaps it would be a bit much during the day but if you really wanted to make a statement at night, switching up the casual army jacket for something more glam would be spot on.