Grease Lightning

It seems like nearly every post lately is prefaced with "this isn't my typical style" but I have been making an attempt to mix things up, so it's usually an accurate statement. Today it's leggings. As much as I love clothing with a celestial print, leggings aren't really my jam. It's that tiny gap between ankle and shoe that drives me a bit insane. I don't wear leggings as pants, so they're an alternative tight but unlike tights they cut the line of your leg shorter, which is something I always avoid as a petite person. I'm 5'1" it's factually accurate to say my legs are short, but they don't have to look that way, no? Still I do love a constellation print, so I couldn't pass these babies by. When it's colder I can wear them with socks, tucked into boots eliminating that little skin gap I loathe so much. On this day it was quite windy, but not quite boots weather and the leggings were a wise choice considering how much my skirt got blown around!
In a way this outfit sort of feels like what you might expect a girl with teal hair to wear. Loads of black, a more modern style of galaxy print and leather jacket. A sort of pseudo-rebel look. I don't dislike the style, but I tend to think that the off-colored hair is more interesting in juxtaposition. Teal hair and a vintage dress, or grandpa cardigan; innocent seeming clothes with rebellious-seeming hair (to certain generations at least). It's interesting how clothes do have such a persona to them, like the number of connotations to a leather jacket. Like Sandra at the end of Grease shedding her cardigan and slipping into skintight spandex and a leather jacket. Anyone who has seen the movie/play knows it wasn't a mere costume change. They aren't clothes, they're a message.

Outfit details:
thrifted skirt (similar)
*pictures by Tracy


Megan said...

I love your leather(like) jacket! I like the shorter sleeves, but on Asos, it looks like the sleeves are longer than they are on you. As a fellow petite person, I'm just wondering: did you shorten the sleeves, or is the version on Asos slightly different?

Thanks! Love your blog!

Danielle said...

I am wearing my galaxy print leggings today, too! Since it's a special occasion, I matched them with a galaxy print dress. I like the way you paired your outfit, with the galaxy print being the point of interest (other than your awesome hair). :)

Emily Cooper said...

I love galaxy leggings!!!!


Ruby Sterland said...

Love your hair, and what you're wearing! x


Brenna said...

I feel for your pain! I'm really, really short too (4'10" on my good days) and avoid leggings like the plague, now if these were tights I'd be all over them! Still love your outfit!!

Mani said...

And I thought I was the only one that felt weird about leggings! Those still look great on you, though :) The print is amazing.

Candycane said...

Cute I like this outfit on you :)

CC x

Ignorant Awareness said...

I dislike leggings for the same reason, but tights also irk me for various reasons too. Firstly, the toe section on tights always seems to pull uncomfortably on me. They also slide around a lot when I'm wearing them with boots. Not to mention that they stop looking opaque when stretched over non-skinny legs (ie my chubby thighs/ knees/ calves haha)

It's a lose-lose situation, so tights made from legging material would be an absolute godsend! Hmm, maybe I should set up a business for it, lol- any takers? =P