If you want to slowly transition your wardrobe to get Betty’s style, try these tips!
* Pastels, pastels, pastels! Betty is portrayed as “The Girl Next Door”. The innocent, good girl. Her wardrobe consists of tops/sweaters filled with pastels, mainly shades of blues and pinks. If you’re up for a change one day, switch to a light shade of red or mustard yellow.
* Wear your camisoles and tank tops under cute cardigans.
* Betty can be seen wearing a pair of brown/taupe ankle boots in a few episodes along with some grey converse. Invest in boots that are comfy and durable and wear them when you are more “dressed up” (e.g. a nice camisole or blouse paired with a cardigan) and wear your simple shoes, like converse or keds, on days when you are dressed more relaxed and comfy (e.g. wearing a sweater).
* When it comes to bags, keep in mind Betty is more on the girly side. In the show she can be seen carrying around a floral light blue backpack. If you’re going for solid colors, go for light pinks and blues (maybe white) and for printed patterns, floral is your go to but polka dots will suffice.
* Keep the jewelry simple. Never wear over the top necklaces or earrings. Simple pendant necklaces and stud earrings are prominent throughout Betty’s wardrobe.
* Keep in mind Betty’s style is simple and comfy yet classy.
* Everytime you pick something off the rack/shelf, ask yourself: Is it something you can see Betty wear?
Where can you find brands/stores selling Betty-inspired clothing?
There’s been a surge of interest in larme kei of late, and as others have noted, this has also resulted in major misconceptions about what larme kei is. Since this has been covered at length on other tumblrs, I’m going to focus instead on answering the big question that inevitably pops up after, namely, what should a larme kei wardrobe have?
In this post, I’m going to recommend 10 wardrobe essentials for the larme look. There are a few things readers should note:
A: I will be omitting some items that others may deem essential because this list focuses on versatility. For instance, I have completely omitted one-pieces from this list because they tend to fit into niche larme looks, which not everyone may be aiming or suited for.
B: Almost everything on this list is in my own wardrobe. I selected them based on the following criteria: Can you find them outside of Japan in regular shops like H&M? Can they be combined with other items for a wide variety of looks? Are they wearable all year round?
C: Most things on the list are in black or white because these two colours offer the most utility. That said, do feel free to get them in other colours to suit your own style.
(Brands: Bubbles; Axes Femme)
1. LACE BLOUSES
Lace blouses are perfect for creating a more mature vibe to your outfit and easily paired with bustiers or camisoles. There’s a huge range to choose from, especially in terms of sleeve lengths and collar styles. If you’re worried about seeming too risque or just catching a cold, you can always pair the lace blouse with a cardigan.
If you want to slowly transition your wardrobe to get Archie’s style, try these tips!
* Find yourself a cardigan that can be paired easily with any top. Archie can be seen wearing his signature navy cardigan throughout multiple episodes and it pairs well with each top he wears. These cardigans can range from the material cotton to wool.
* Some of your tops are likely to fit in with Archie’s style as long as they are aren’t graphic tees (keep them simple). Archie seems to steer away from dark colors when it comes to this article of clothing and can be seen in colors like grey, green, white, red/blue. He hasn’t appeared in black and I don’t think he will unless it’s a suit/tux. On the occasion, a navy shirt is acceptable as long as you don’t pair it with another dark item (e.g. don’t wear a navy shirt with a black cardigan/jacket or black/dark blue jeans)
* If you’re buying more shoes - less is more. Converse shoes are popular among Archie (more specifically grey ones). Color wise, I would select neutral tones; browns and greys.
* When it comes to book-bags or an everyday carry along bag, go for a vintage style. Archie is seen carrying around a grey/brown vintage bag .
* Every time you pick something off the rack/shelf, ask yourself: Is it something you can see Archie wear?
Where can you find brands/stores selling Archie-inspired clothing?
He’s among people who seem more suited to the false light of a reading lamp than natural sunlight. They gather in dimly-lit tents and listen wide-eyed to the latest literary idol. He’s missing Sussex already.
He wonders dimly how his bees and Redbeard are doing as he scans the crowds, standing in a queue to some debut author’s Q&A. He reaches the entrance. He waves his pass at the staff. In return, they press a book into his hands.
presidential campaign AU, with speechwriter-Killian and volunteer-Emma! 9,882 words | adult |AO3
a/n: This came out of almost nowhere at lunchtime yesterday, and I was hellbent on getting it done, because it’s kind of timely. On the other hand, if you’re reading this, and you’re eligible and able to vote, but haven’t done so yet, please go do that instead. :D
It’s not really altruism that led her here.
Or, well, not entirely altruism.
Because while you can be hungry, tired, and homeless and still want good things for the country, you have to prioritize, and finding yourself a place to sleep for the night beats finding a rich politician a place to sleep for the next four years.
It does turn out, however, that helping that politician often comes with free pizza and that sleeping in the campaign office — whether or not it’s because you don’t have anywhere else to go — is the mark of a dedicated volunteer.
Dedicated enough to accidentally end up on the payroll.
And that is what actually led her here.
To election night in New York City and Killian Jones’ hand on her breast in the moment after they call Nevada for Mills.
Diahann Caroll’s book is quite depressing. She was bullied and beaten for being proper and elegant. Her parents had raised her to emulate the Black upper classes, so she would wear Oxfords and fitted cardigans to school as well as take piano lessons. She watched her parents face exclusion from the Black upper class and face blatant racism from White society.
She also mentioned her mother never teaching her about sex and relationships, which she partially credits to her failed marriages. Her mother thought oral sex was disgusting lol. She also suffered low self-esteem in her twenties, disgusted by her skinny body.
She seems like such a gentle soul with an refinement that can’t be taught in the most elite finishing schools. She was bad and bougie from birth. I believe she was way ahead of her time, far too evolved for the men she dealt with and deserved much better.
so I was looking through the boys’ airport / commute pictures, and it occurred to me that I’ve actually noticed their individual styles (& the fact that I really ought to get a life) and how I’d be a bit surprised if they deviated from their usual styles for the day, not that it happens often ^_^
N: Black slacks / trousers, with either comfortable sweaters / cardigans or crisp long sleeved dress shirts. Casual sneakers / shoes or boots. Usually paired with a black tote bag or more commonly, a black clutch. Long coats or a bomber jacket during cold days. Colours - Mostly blacks / greys / whites & earthy colours
Leo: Ripped jeans (9/10 times), or regular jeans with oversized sweaters and cardigans. Casual sneakers mostly, hardly paired with any bags. Layered shirts with jackets / turtlenecks in the cold. Colors - More whites & blues, muted pastels
Ken: Jeans with bold printed shirts. Bermuda shorts on the occasion with t-shirts. Regular sneakers or sports shoes with a backpack. Caps worn from time to time. Colorful jackets / coats on cold days. Colors - Plenty of reds & yellows, along with other striking colors
Ravi: Jeans / Ripped jeans with funky type of shirts; a combination of dressy or casual. Printed t-shirts / sweaters. Sneakers with a backpack & plenty of caps / hats. Turtleneck jumpers / denim jackets during cold weather. Colors - A variety of bright primary colors & greens
Hongbin: Trousers / jeans with fitted cardigans and crisp, plain dress shirts. Regular slip ons / shoes with a black tote bag.
Long cardigans / coats for blustery days.
Colors - Classic whites / grey and the occasional pastel hues
Hyuk: Jeans with t-shirts & layered long sleeved tops or jackets. Long sleeved sweaters or t-shirts paired with sneakers or boots. Backpack for most days. Denim jackets or long coats during winter. Colors - Blues / Black, or the rare primary color
The phrase Spirit of '69 is used by traditional skinheads to commemorate what they identify as the skinhead subculture’s heyday in 1969. The phrase was popularized by a group of Scottish skinheads called the Glasgow Spy Kids.
A skinhead history book entitled Spirit of 69: A Skinhead Bible was written by George Marshall, a skinhead from Glasgow, in the early 1990s. Marshall documents the origins and development of the skinhead subculture, describing elements such as music, dress, and politics in an attempt to refute many popular perceptions about skinheads; the most common being that they are all racists.
Because of their appreciation of music played by black people, they tend to be non-racist, unlike the white power skinheads. Trojan skinheads usually dress in a typical 1960s skinhead style, which includes items such as: button-down Ben Sherman shirts, Fred Perry polo shirts, braces, fitted suits, cardigans, tank tops, Harrington jackets and Crombie-style overcoats. Hair is generally between a 2 and 4 grade clip-guard (short, but not bald), in contrast to the shorter-haired punk-influenced Oi! skins of the 1980s. The phrase “Spirit of '69” was not merely “popularized” or “coined” by, but originated from the Glasgow Spy Kids in the mid 80’s. And in particular, Ewan Kelly, who designed the tattoo which bore the phrase.
Many of the original core members were previously mods who progressed to skinhead in much the same way as happened only 16/17 years earlier, and chose to maintain the original skinhead ethos in direct defiance of the right-wing supporting “boneheads” prevalent at that time. The author of “Spirit of '69”, George Marshall would, I’ve no doubt, confirm that he arrived on the Glasgow scene a couple of years after the Spy Kids were formed and began attending the 60’s soul/ska/reggae dances which were regularly organised and well-attended by the Glasgow skinhead/mod/scooterist fraternity, and that he “borrowed” the phrase from the Spy Kids’ tattoo for the title of his hitherto unwritten bible.