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August 22, 2012

Twenty8Twelve leather jacket, Jeffrey Campbell heels, Club Monaco skirt, Jacob top, vintage bag,
cone studs c/o Poshlocket, H&M sunglasses

For this week’s Style Panel challenge on FASHION Magazine, we were given a task that was actually particularly challenging for me: how do you take the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-inspired black-on-black fall trend and incorporate it into your own style? Style-wise, I have next to nothing in common with Lisbeth Salander: where she picks black, I pick colour, when she goes for tattoos, piercings and a cropped cut, I go for…well, you get the point. We are complete sartorial opposites.

 While I’m not a big on black-on-black, I did feel that if I livened up the look with femme silhouettes (like this delicate silk Club Monaco skirt) and some fun accessories (like these discretely studded heels), I could make the whole ensemble more my own. And, of course, having long, natural-coloured hair, no piercings and no tattoos (though I’ve wanted the same one since I was 17 and am just such a chicken) also help differentiate me from everyone’s favourite fictional hacker.

Do you have a bit of Lisbeth Salander in you (hopefully style-wise and not all that crazy dissociative personality stuff) or were you not as into all the heavy-on-the-black-leather looks that got sent down the fall 2012 runway?

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15 Comments

  • Reply nicola lynde August 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I'm so excited about fall now, nothing I love more than a good dose of black. I'm always so envious of those who work so well with colour but for me neutrals just work better. Maybe my red hair is colour in itself?

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions August 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    i think you nailed it down! love this black outfit!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Anna (South Molton St Style) August 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I love your jacket, gorgeous! Lovely British make too 🙂
    xx

    South Molton St Style

  • Reply lalageorgia August 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I love this look Alex! Definetly an outfit I would wear. The shorts are super cute! and the J.C sandals! Nice post <3

    xoxo

    lalageorgia.blogspot.com

  • Reply JennaStevie August 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This is a great look, definitely a different one for you but I like it. I love the leather jacket and that skirt, such beautiful pieces!!
    xJennaD

  • Reply Gabriele August 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Perfect all-black outfit, it suits you very well. xx

    totallyvogue.blogspot.com

  • Reply Claudia August 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    You look stunning!! Love black. xxx

    Claudia
    http://pink-manolos.blogspot.com

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion August 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    That black skirt is adorable and looks great on you. I like the black on black combo, you styled it perfectly.

    http://www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Célèste Brott of Fashion is Evolution August 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    What tattoo have you wanted since you were 17?

  • Reply Cee August 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I wondered why there were so many posts entitled Blackout in my bloglovin feed this morning 🙂 I'm actually a big fan of Lisbeth Salander as a literary character and have been toying with the idea of styling an ensemble inspired by her for a while now… But the fact is, the style isn't really me, and it's probably even less you, my colourful friend. You did it up like a champ, though. I'm loving your delicate skirt and those sunnies. Cannot wait to see you in just one week!
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply Kelly Yeh August 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Love your shades!!

    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

  • Reply Coopers Closet August 23, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Great outfit, this would be perfect for date night. I love a good dose of black, but prefer colour in my wardrobe also 🙂

    Sarah

  • Reply veraspop-upworld August 23, 2012 at 9:05 am

    wow, you look great 🙂 simple and stylish!
    Vera

    check me out on:
    http://www.veraspop-upworld.blogspot.com

  • Reply Veronica P. August 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    You styled so great this look Alexandra! wonderful leather jacket and great minimalist white bag ! timeless pieces!

  • Reply MizzJ August 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Very different from your usual look, but it looks good on you! I live for my leather jackets come fall, so a bit tougher look in winter suits me just fine haha

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