Tees? Not my thing. But when a sizable amount of comic book wear comes in the form of my age old nemesis, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Which is essentially customising a tee by cutting it up. Boy, I’m just a regular superhero aren’t I.
As the “I Survived The Battle of New York” was a ~special exclusive~ from NYCC, and NYCC broke me as a person BUT IN A REALLY GOOD WAY, this will be a two-parter on How To Style A Tee When You Don’t Really Wear Jeans And Tees Are Not Your Thing Okay.
ROUND ONE: IT’S CASUAL DAYTIME AND I NEED A QUICKIE OUTFIT!!
Top: Marvel NYCC
Pleated Skirt: Zara
Belt: Forever 21
Tall Boots: BCBG
Captain Marvel Bracelet: Nara Rouge
Quickie Fashion Advice Time With Lin: Teeshirts don’t have to be same old, same old. Give crew necks a touch-up by cutting a wider neckline; cut basic sleeves at an angle for insta interest. And you don’t need to fancy it up, either — a quick way to navigate around this is to flip the bird at old adages, and just tuck it in with a skirt or a pair of skinny jeans. Add heels or ballet flats, and a funky belt. Voila!
Special heart-shaped thanks for the patent Coach wristlet because it was a birthday gift from Mandy, my favourite asshole. Whenever I use it, I think fondly of the time we almost died of alcohol poisoning and comic books.
If you haven’t seen Megarinri’s inspired fashion sketches on tumblr, then you have definitely been missing out! Today’s outfit is based upon her Robin design. I’ve been wanting to put this outfit together ever since I first saw the sketch and today was the day! I may not be the biggest DC fan but I’ve always been fond of the various Robins and so doing an outfit inspired by them just felt right especially since it definitely gives off a Young Justice!Robin vibe.
Corset: Forever 21 (With modifications by me)
Jacket: The Gap
Tights: Calvin Klein
Boots: Kenneth Cole
Chiffon Insert Vest: Zara
Lace Top; Tights: Forever 21
High-Waisted Booty Shorts: American Apparel
Winged Sandals: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Gold Bracers; Necklace; Belt: Forever 21
So check it out, somebody’s got neptune hair. And what better way to show it off than to… put it into a bun so nobody can see it?? Alternately, just channel oceanic royalty by putting wings on your feet, showing some skin, and flirting with ALL THE BLONDES.
For those keeping score at home, this is good ol’ retro king of the sea. I like to think we are all brothers and sisters of the booty short clan.
ALRIGHT LET ME PLAY YOU OUT
If you’re a geek girl who hasn’t heard of Her Universe yet then allow me to introduce you to one of the greatest online shops for geeky t-shirts! Ashley Eckstein, the voice actress for Ahsoka Tano on the Star Wars: Clone Wars, started the company several years ago after noticing the distinct lack of Star Wars t-shirts for women. Since then, she has expanded past Star Wars and now features shirts with designs from Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and several other SyFy properties.
This year, I was especially excited for October to roll around because not only would I be drinking pumpkin spice lattes and breaking out my boots but I would also get to bring out my fabulous Her Universe Halloween tote bag!
And here’s a close up of the bag since the lighting was not cooperating with me:
Even though this bag has a very limited season, I still love carrying it as often as possible. It’s great for just tossing my wallet, phone, a book, and a sweater into and going! This Katie Cook design is cute, fun, and almost always gets compliments. It’s also one of the easiest ways to get into the Halloween spirit.
While the Halloween tote bag I have was a limited edition, you can still get an adorable Her Universe seasonally appropriate bag. Starting today, Her Universe is offering a brand new Katie Cook designed bag for Halloween 2012! They are likely to go fast so head on over to the online store today to check it out. (The bag has Darth Vader in a unicorn costume. Just try and tell me that’s not awesome.)
We interrupt your quasi-regularly scheduled comic book posts to bring you a Star Wars inspired outfit! I was going through my closet a few weeks ago when I came across this top and it suddenly hit me that it was perfect for a casual Winter Celchu streetwear look. The look is inspired by an outfit she wore in the Thrawn Trilogy comics. I actually made a costume version of this that you can see here.
Top: Kenneth Cole
And just for fun, I took a picture with my white wig on too!