It was initially extremely controversial amongst society and was also known as a “Ya-Ya.” It peaked in the 1960s and made it back into Adam Selman’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. What is “it,” you ask? Allow me to introduce you to the ever-versatile mini skirt that I love so much.
I’ve always been a sucker for some good ol’ retro, so while looking through Selman’s collection, I was enthralled (hence why he is the inspiration for my look this week).The collection as a whole carried an ’80s vibe with detailing such as pleated denim, ruffles and pearl embellishments. That being said, it was executed in such a minimalistic way that kept those potentially overbearing elements refreshing.
My post this week emulates the first look of his collection I stumbled across: his gray textured mini. I found it’s cool, crisp, curve-hugging silhouette to be exciting, because there were so many different directions I could have taken it. However, staying true my spring style tendencies, I stuck to Selman’s throwback route and added in a few of my own quirks.
On another of my favorite looks from this collection, Selman topped an outfit with a white and red graphic T-shirt. Well, Selman, I liked that. So I did it too. I decided to be a bit more adventurous with my color choice though and opted for my saturated green Lucius band T-shirt. They are one of my favorite bands at the moment, and the design put on this shirt struck me as super funky; therefore, I am obsessed with it. I feel like this shade of green is so rarely worn, but its gorgeous! I highly encourage you to rock it in one of your upcoming killer outfits.
I can admit that a fear of mine is putting on too many colors and looking like a mess; that usually ends up fueling me to push my very own personal color-matching boundaries, because I love doing what I am afraid to do. My upside down reasoning: if I’m afraid to do it, then so are other people, so I might as well be the one to do it.
Be that as it may, when it came to accessories, I wanted to bring out a bit more quirk while keeping things manageable. I brought out my ultra-super-mega yellow watch. It added just the right amount of pop I needed to make the look while remaining nowhere near obnoxious. I matched it with a silver chained bracelet and a dainty tri-metal ring to keep the watch the star of the accessory show.
For my finishing touches, I primed my lips with a pink balm to highlight the faces in my shirt and wore my white Converse shoes to coincide with Selman’s collection. Don’t worry; I never forget to let my socks chill above the edge of my high-tops for all the world to see.