Many celebrities and fashionistas are wearing striped pants reminiscent of Beetlejuice glamour. How do you create your own look with such ostentatious bottoms without looking, well, scary? Toughen it up with a slouchy sweater ($49, houseoffraser.co.uk) and wedge sneakers ($45, bankfashion.co.uk), all in black to let the graphic pants stand out. Accessorize with a tough-girl earpiece ($15, generalpants.com) that’s both chic and threatening. For a softer look, throw on an ombre tank ($31, vila.com) and layer with a soft-colored cardigan ($30, Uniqlo). Simple black booties ($45, H&M) and a unique piece of jewelry make the pants seem more hipster than thug.
Usually, the winter months are full of dark glamour and revisited classics. There’s always plenty of sparkle, velvet, leather, and fur to last the whole season. But a new trend this year that’s just popped is very refreshing. Fun, bright, and all-around cheerful jewelry is everywhere this season, popping up as punk style rolls back around and hipsters maintain their off-center culture. Here are a few examples of what I mean by “fun” jewelry:
All of these pieces are quirky and unexpected, and could brighten up any ordinary outfit or drab winter day. How to go about putting an eccentric accessory into an outfit may seem like daunting task, however, but don’t worry! Here’s one example:
Take the mustache ring – which is everywhere right now. I like this one because it’s made even more unique with the British flag as the filler. Pair it with a cool logo tee or tank and some bright jeans that go with the colors in the piece. Some studded boots and a daytime smokey eye are all you need to finish off this punk-chic look. Throw on a gray sweatshirt and black leather jacket for layering against the cold, or add a feminine touch with a heavy-knit black cardigan.
If you go for this trend, keep this in mind: let the statement jewelry be the statement in your outfit. If you want the piece to be the focal point, build an outfit around it. You can do a fun piece that’s more sweet than tough, and pair it with all classic pieces in complimentary colors. Or go for the punk or hipster look and experiment with layering and drawing attention to your happy jewels.
Whichever way you choose to style this trend, remember to have fun with it! People can take fashion so seriously that it loses all it’s fun – it’s not about what’s right and what’s wrong, it’s about your own aesthetic and what makes you happy. So go out and grab a mustache ring or a cat necklace, and don’t be afraid to be fabulous!