I wore this look to a recent Rock Festival. I was expecting warm weather, but it seems that in Germany summer is beyond over, so I had to alter the outfit for cold weather. I think the Jean blouse and leather leggings are a nice addition though and bring out that early 1980's vibe even a bit more.
The look is 80's inspired, with a bit of 90's grunge and updated, 2014 trends. I think the styles go well together.
I'm sick (persistent, bad case of Yersiniosis that has been lasting for years) and have to take antibiotics with lots of side effects, so I did not stay at the Festival very long. Hopefully I will feel fine for the next festival on the 30th ;)
This describes how I feel:
Hat, Make Up, Earrings:
I wore reddish brown lip liner under my eyes, for a grungy look, combined with grey eye shadow.
Cross earrings stand out a lot and they keep coming back in fashion! Cross symbol jewelry was already popular in the 80's and again in the 90's.
Did you know that the cross was originally a Pagan symbol for Heaven and Earth as well as the elements, north-east-south and west and later adapted by Christianity? No wonder many are drawn to this simple, but strong symbol.
This hat I got from a local hat maker is so versatile! Hope to see the shop again at one of the next fairs.
It is about half the usual length, but I did not cut it! :) So what is the trick?
Answer: My hair was tied in knots, which automatically shortens it and creates a round looking tail.
More views of the overall look:
I really like how the dress is a tank top and skirt in one!
Buy the bag? lol
Bag and Shoes:
Just a cute and practical 3 pouch bag from H&M :)
Flatform sneakers! So comfy but add some drama.
Everything aside from the hat is H&M!
A few outtakes:
My sister and my mom at the Festival:
My mom is 57 and my sister 5 yrs. younger than me and they have the same youthful clothing style ;). I like how my mom dresses young.
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