Encouraging you to join the ultra spicy (and full of shearling) Buttercup Club in this second Winter Look installation with In Support Of. Aside from Monochromatic outfits, it's clear that In Support Of also some great statement pieces filled with enough character to stand alone. Or all together, like we have styled in this second Winter Look. Monochromatic outfits are fun, but there's something satisfying about mixing patterns and chaos to create something even more imaginative.
Sandy Liang Rivington Moto Jacket // Tia Cibani Tuxedo Dress // Apiece Apart Augustina Button Up (All via In Support Of)
Society acts a little awkward when they are face to face with a strong woman. I've watched men struggle with the idea of me. I can almost hear their brain skip like a messed up CD player. I know what women are suppose to be made of -- sugar, spice, and everything nice. Actually, I can almost exactly pinpoint the first time I heard that phrase. Looked something like this -- sitting too close to the television, holding a bowl of rice drenched in soy sauce, rocking a mean mushroom cut and the puffiest cheeks ever. I would sit in front of the TV and watch hours and hours of The Powerpuff Girls. Here is their theme song -
Sugar, spice, and everything nice
These were the ingredients chosen
To create the perfect little girls
My cousins and I would fight to claim an identity of each Powerpuff Girl. I always got the least desirable character. I was, you guessed it, Buttercup! (To validate my point, I was also the Purple Teletubby.) I'm not going to dive in the rapid realization that my cousins were complete bullies back then. I want to talk about why Buttercup is the least desirable. Is it cause she is the badass bitch who became the living Satan every time someone crosses her? Is it because she protects the people she loves relentlessly? Is it because she speaks like a normal human being and not in a baby voice? Is it because her favorite color is green, typically a man's color?
You know what I came to terms with as I grew older? I'm glad I was Buttercup. In fact, we all have a piece of Buttercup in each and everyone of us including Tina, Aileen, and I. To society, that can be quite intimidating. Luckily, intimidation isn't a part of my vocabulary. Not unless I'm doing the intimidating. For instance, this duo-colored shearling slash leather jacket piece of art also known as a coat can easily create fashion anxiety. To me, it was an opportunity to play with something magnificent. Honestly, I wouldn't mind just wearing this jacket for the rest of the season. Nothing else. Just this freaking jacket. Aside from Monochromatic outfits, it's clear that In Support Of also some great statement pieces filled with enough character to stand alone. Or all together, like we have styled in this second Winter Look. Monochromatic outfits are fun, but there's something satisfying about mixing patterns and chaos to create something even more imaginative.
Style Tip: To successfully mix patterns and prints, focus on one main piece first. Decide what piece will be the steak and then you can move onto the sides. Contrary to common belief in this outfit slash food reference, your sides do not need to be boring. In fact, they can be the highlight of the real, too. As you can tell, I totally a believer in having your cake and eating it too. And then have ice cream afterwards. When you are ready to pick your sides, don't have it overpower the dominant piece but compliment it. Maybe focus on neutrals with subtle patterns on it or just focus on one color from the main piece and roll with it. It will take plenty of trial and error. The more you do it, the easier it will get.
Trust me, I had to go back into the fitting room three times before I landed on this outfit. It's one of my favorite outfits thus far. It's unique, yet strong. Comfortable, yet quirky. Sporty, yet edgy. The satisfaction of making people change their minds on how to style is as rewarding as breaking necks. But not as rewarding as persuading people to join the Buttercup gang that I'm starting (jk, well maybe).