It’s Monday morning and your alarm sounds. You hit snooze. You hit snooze again. Pretty soon, you’re down to 30 minutes to get dressed, eat breakfast and rush out the door to class. Your hair is a mess and honestly you haven’t showered in a couple of days. There is only one solution: the beanie. Lazy days make for beanie days, but is that such a bad thing? If Molly Bair can wear a bright orange beanie on the runway during Alexander Wang’s fall 2016 ready-to-wear show, then you can wear one to class, right?
Alexander Wang’s collection featured the heavy metal style that unified runways during New York Fashion Week this season, but his collection was by far the truest act of devotion to punk rock fashion. His models sported heavy eyeliner, black leather and a mop hairdo reminiscent of the Ramones circa 1976.
Although these pieces are edgy and chic, one aspect of the Alexander Wang show stood out from the rest. No, sadly it was not the Blitzkrieg mop hairdo. It was the use of brightly colored beanies. These beanies added a pop of color to offset the black leather and otherwise neutral ensembles. Bright orange and pink beanies brought 1976 style to the new age.
I replicated Alexander Wang’s look by wearing a bright orange beanie and a black leather jacket. Like I said earlier, beanies are for lazy days, so I paired this look with a white tank top and gray sweatpants. This outfit is perfect for going to class, but it can also work for a night on the town. Just add a black heeled bootie and your outfit can turn from lazy day to girl’s night out.