WORDS AND IMAGE: LIZ CETTINA '18
I have a couple pre-approved aesthetic options to kick off your new year (a month late):
1. Buy a turtleneck and a micro mini-skirt. Think: 90s Kate Moss. Think: that Limited Too™ frilly tank top. Wonder why everyone’s dressing like they’re eight, while when you were eight everyone dressed like they were 18. Speaking of which. Requisition: old Adidas sneakers I wore on gym day in middle school. Those are cool now, weren’t then. Learning, learning, growing, growing, etc., etc.
2. Buy a tattoo choker and acid wash crop top. Think: Claire’s. Just Claire’s. That one store where I bought body glitter in 3rd grade. That was quite a rad moment in my past. Relive it!
3. Buy Chelsea boots and slick black jeans. Think: model off-duty style. I am Cara Delevingne! I am Karlie Kloss! I am the Model of the Moment! Taylor Swift is my best friend, Harry Styles my ex-boyfriend. Revel in my unwarranted, massive Instagram following. Post a picture of a half-eaten açai bowl. Pretend you know what an açai bowl is. I love my hometown: LA, LA!
To ensure you maintain your new aesthetic, start a blog! Everyone wants to know what you’re doing, where, when, and what you’re wearing while you’re doing it! Post a pic of your Outfit of the Day (OOTD)! Comment with some links to clothes that are similar to (but not exactly like—I mean, you ARE an individual) what you’re wearing so your followers can feel your look too (DIY)!
Hope this helps you in your quest to re-define yourself this year :) x