If you were an ’80′s or ’90′s baby you probably grew up with Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G. and other hip-hop icons. This genre of music and pop culture had a particular aesthetic involving baggy clothes, bright colors, bold prints, and big jewelry–Oh heck, let’s just call it what it was – “bling.” This style has continued to make itself known up to today with artists like Jay Z, Cee Lo, and 2 Chainz. The reason that I bring this up is because this week’s item of the week is what I believe to be our most comparative piece for this style: the Blackout necklace.
This necklace puts me in jazzy mood. I’m ready for a night of psychedelic lights and colors, rocking out to old school jams. Then I come home, watch Empire Records, and eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (I’ll order mine from the PBJ’s Grilled).
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You’ve got to admit this is a seriously funky necklace. It’s outgoing without being too showy and the mixed-metal chains paired with the plastic chain is beyond cool. Every time I want to give an outfit some spice & zest I think about this guy.
Basha tunic by Sam + Lavi at House of Lolo
Nairobi leggings by BlackMilk
Vintage Acid Wash Jean jacket on Etsy
Turban hat by Reif (in collaboration with Pattern People)
Kilim tote by XO Bruno
Adele boots by Sam Edelman
Powa hoops by betsy & iya
Jagged Plateau ring by betsy & iya
Blackout necklace by betsy & iya
Okay, maybe that outfit didn’t need anymore zestiness, but it still looks pretty awesome. If you knew me (and you practically do at this point) you know I love me some mixed prints and comfy clothes. What better way to say “I’m too cool for school” than with some leggings, slouchy boots, oversized acid-washed jean jacket, and Blackout necklace?
But in all seriousness, kids, stay in school.
***Song of the moment: Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.***