Hey, dudes! Today, I'm showcasing a rad vintage, batwing skirt from the early 90s. It was made in Japan and it's all kinds of f*cking awesome! :D In order to do it justice, I used it as a canvas for a rather dark ensemble with a bohemian flair. I'm bundled up like woah, but I'll peel away the layers below.
Surprisingly, it was a gorgeous day. The sun felt wondrous and though it was windy, the breeze was light and cool. Essentially, it was a perfect Fall day. Just when I had lost hope, Gaia came through. <3
Anyway, let's get down to business! So, I'm wearing a cheeky Threadless tee tucked into my kick ass skirt which is held up by suspenders. I added my favorite grey fringe cardigan and layered my black hoodie over that. The final pieces consist of faux over-the-knee sock tights from ASOS, lace up wedge boots, a gold studded barrel bag and fantastic color-changing sunglasses from zeroUV. Essentially, depending on the lighting, the sunglasses can look bright yellow, blood red or deep orange.
Below you will find a better views of the plaid vintage skirt. It has asymmetrical protrusions at the front and sides. I doubt they were called "batwings" at the time. That seems to be a more contemporary descriptor, but I don't know how else to characterize them. They have the same kind of effect and they're so unique. The skirt is frayed at the seams with soft, cream colored fabric, giving it a really cool patchwork vibe. You'll notice that the skirt is partially light wash denim. The denim portion is thick, sturdy and has belt loops. It is essentially a hybridization of denim jeans and a plaid skirt. Awesome!
This Threadless tee is one of my favorites. It's one of those "ohhh, I get it" shirts. It'll either make you roll your eyes and groan or give you a bit of a smirk. Either way, I'm cool with it. Haha. ^_^
This fantabulous skirt is for sale! If you love it, buy it and rock the hell out of it! Happy Tuesday! <3
Thrifted - ModCloth Fringe Cardigan (Sale), Black Hat (Buffalo Exchange) & Suspenders
Etsy - Vintage 90s Sky Bomber Japan Red & Gray Denim Plaid Skirt
c/o zeroUV - European Mirror Round Aviator Sunglasses
Threadless - Our Nation's Number One Killer T-shirt
Hot Topic - Knee High Lace Up Wedge Boots
ASOS - Faux Over-the-Knee Sock Tights
ModCloth - Black Zippered Hoodie
VJ Style - Gold Studded Barrel Bag