Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Woke Up Like This: It's A Phenomenon

Hope that all my fellow jewsies had a lovely holiday. And for those celebrating Easter, hope your holiday is filled with just as much excitement and noise as mine was. On another note, let's talk about a phenomenon that's been sweeping the fashion nation: I Woke Up Like This.

via The Blond Salad
It's not just that sweater you stumbled upon at Forever 21 and thought 'this is the cutest thing EVER' (although it could be if you're lazy enough). It's an actual fashion movement that involves bedhead, a sprinkle of normcore, and Birkenstocks. At Prada, models walked down the runway with wet hair and all I could think about is how many times I'd have to wet my hair in the same day to maintain that look. Then Marc Jacobs popularized the Pyjama suit and I was just confused (is it acceptable to step out of my house in my jammies and a pair of stilettos?) THEN normcore became the new IT trend and I could not believe that people were just giving up on fashion altogether.

HOWEVER, this phenomenon is NOT as simple to pull off as you may think. It takes a lot of effort to look effortless to the average passerby. You don't want to look like you've been living on the streets, do you? So how do you wear this look without appearing as though you haven't showered in 6 months? How do you make people believe you didn't try hard to look this cool? Here are a few tips:

1) If you decide to wear a pyjama suit, add some simple stilettos to give it a sophisticated touch.
2) Combine that wet hair look with a killer pair of sunglasses and a bold lipstick.
3) If you're going to wear Birkenstocks, try it with a sleek leather jacket and boyfriend jeans for an effortlessly cool biker chick vibe.
4) You don't need to brush your hair, but run your hands through it and flip it a few times for that messy sexy look.
5) Just look at Kate Moss and imitate. After all, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.



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