A follow-up to 5 Steps to Fake Being Cool - this time a transitional weather edition...
1. Lollipopping - Lampshading is the hot new thang (according to WhoWhatWear) originating from the Gigi/Jenner Squad but also favored by the likes of Rachel Zoe, her holiness Kate Moss, and other celebrities, whereby one pairs over-the-knee boots with an outsized sweatshirt/sweater top that hits the top of the boots. I consider this in the same vein because the proportions are similar - big, shapeless, high-necked, bulk on top, paired with skinny, skinny jeans. The idea is very "trying not to care but obviously I do because look at my bottom half" effortlessness. But also still kind of glam. The whole OTK boots with sweathshirt thing doesn't work amazingly well as a daytime look for actual humans (can you imagine me sauntering into Barry's bootcamp in my boots? Nope, me neither) but the idea of a big top, little bottom appeals to me for obvious genetic reasons. Since the term lampshading refers specifically to the boots pairing, I have decided to dub my style "lollipopping" whereby one wears a big, bulky top with very tight bottoms thereby simulating the appearance of a lollipop. There is no attempt to show or have a waistline. V. effortless which as we know is the secret to being "cool".
faux leather jacket | bow-neck blouse The Reformation (or try this)
SHOWN: Prada Studded Glasses OTHER STRONG PICKS: Prada Round Glasses | Dolce & Gabbana Floral Cat Eyes | Karen Walker Tortoise Exaggerated Cat Eye | Karen Walker Number One
3. All black, everything. Because, as we all know -
5. Dancer posture. Just about the only thing that hasn't made it's way into the cultural gestalt is the slouching posture of the 90s. Forget Calvin Klein ad Kate Moss, it's all about Calvin Klein FKA Twigs. Thank Barre classes and Ballet Beautiful, Karlie and Co. know that full spinal extension is the hotness.