Listen ladies, I really don’t know if emo chic is even a thing, but it’s the only term that came to mind when trying to describe this lookbook.
A moody lookbook fit for a grumpy gal.
If I was to be completely honest with you, ’emo’ isn’t even a word I want to associate with my wardrobe, as it’s not only a thing of the past but a thing that (thankfully) never applied to my age group. I’m just a little older than that.
Now, before you start shooting me hate mail for me not liking the emo look, to each their own. If teasing your hair until it’s standing up on its ends, dying it contrasting colors, swiping your bangs across your face and wearing dark colours is your thing, all the power to you. It just isn’t was not and likely will never be my thing.
But apparently there’s something intriguing about the emo look because I created this emo chic style anyway.
In this lookbook, I am wearing…
This lookbook actually came about quite randomly. I was wearing a completely different shirt (a burgundy piece I can’t wait to show you), but then I unwrapped this shirt Christmas morning and switched into it.
The funny thing is, my mom bought this shirt for me because it’s Jessica Simpson (the holy grail). However, a couple weeks prior to Christmas I told her the one and only colour I despise is red. As you can see, this shirt is (duh) red and was already wrapped up in a cute little present.
My mom was going to return it, but my step dad, knowing me all too well, told her to hold off. After all, it is Jessica Simpson and anyone who knows me (or follows my fashion Instagram) knows I am completely obsessed.
Sure enough, I opened the present and fell in love.
Now, my look is rather emo-ish but that has nothing to do with the shirt. It does however have to do with what I wore with the shirt. The Skinny Black Jeggings with zippers really pulled out the edginess of the shirt, and the over-the-knee boots made the look more badass than blonde bombshell, and it worked for me!
I actually didn’t mind the emo style at all because it suited my mood. My anxiety disorder is acting a’ fool lately. So, this lookbook was perfect, which is important to take note of. Fashion is an awesome way to express yourself and when you can’t find the words, your wardrobe can display your mood in another way.
To keep some chicness in the lookbook, I made sure to incorporate trending fashion into my wardrobe. Most notably, that stunning Black Cord Choker Necklace! I will admit, it took me a little to figure out how to tie it without cutting off my oxygen supply, but eventually I got it.
So, if you’re wanting to channel your inner 2005 child and rep an emo chic look this is how it’s done!