American Apparel beanie, REHAB chunky cowl sweater, Michael Kors puffer jacket and bracelets, pleated leather skirt from Ruby and Jenna boutique, Madewell ribbed tights, Sam Edelman booties
When I first laid eyes on this little skirt, I immediately thought of the flared minis that Riccardo Tisci showed for Givenchy f/w 2011. Yes, I know the reference is so three years ago, but if I'd come across this piece at the time, I doubt I'd have even tried it on. I would made the connection to Givenchy, decided the skirt was cool, but ultimately dismissed it as too daring for my 15-year-old wardrobe. In fact, I almost performed that exact sequence, but then I remembered I live in the city now, where unexpected fashions are actually expected on a daily basis. Fast forward to some Saturdays ago, and I'm sporting my new purchase on the way to grab sushi with blogger bud Kelsey. Rather than pair my Givenchy cousin with a sheer blouse and cut-off bra (c'mon, my comfort zone has to stop somewhere) I opt for a soft chunky knit to offset the angular pleats. For a boost of street cred, I add a puffer jacket, American Apparel beanie (you can't go to NYU and not own at least one of these) and black aviators.
The look is Tisci tested, Lindsay approved.