Heading out tonight and in need of a look that will turn heads? Look no further than The Mod Little Melanin! My futuristic, grunge inspired look will be sure to give you all the attention you need tonight while you're out. I originally wore the look below to Kendrick Lamar's The Damn Tour, and had no intention on posting this look on The Mod Little Melanin. However, after receiving so much praise for the look, it was only right to share with my readers where they can find these amazing pieces to recreate this look.
The focal point of my outfit, and the first piece I actually purchased for this outfit, were these metallic sweatpants from Forever 21. They're apart of Forever 21's Sports Luxe collection, which has been a big trend this year thanks to some of your favorite celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian who have mastered the art of making sports luxe look elegant and upscale. These pants were actually a clearance find for $10.99, and while they may not still be in all stores, you may be able to find them on your local clearance rack in store. Remember, Forever 21's end of season clearance sale should begin next weekend before Labor Day.
Initially, I had no clue how to style my metallic sweatpants. I created numerous polyvore sets, and searched through my closet for the perfect top to wear with these pants. I finally came across this mesh tee shirt, another big trend of the year, on Forever21.com and knew it would be perfect for the look! To make the top more modest, I layered a haltered crop top underneath the mesh shirt.
The accessories for this look were the key to pulling it off, yet were kept simple enough as to not overpower the look. I added a silver metallic choker from Forever 21, and a pair of large, silver hoop earrings, and finished off the accessories with an assortment of stakced rings. My shoes are a find from Charlotte Russe, and were only $6.99 during one of their summer sales. My makeup, and lipstick choice were the most talked about pieces of the look. I choose to wear a neutral, brown smokey eye, which I created using a Wet n Wild palette from their higher end line (I still swear by drugstore makeup) and completed the look with a lavender matte lipstick from NYX. The key to pulling off a brightly colored lipstick is treating it like an accessory. That means if you are wearing a purple lip, you should not also be wearing a purple outfit. That's a big fashion no-no. Instead, pair your bold lip with a simple look to pop it!
Be sure to check The Mod Little Melanin next week for all new back-to-school inspired looks!
- Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
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