Saturday Style File – Selphie Schoolyard Separates

Sometimes, it’s nice to feel like you’re in elementary school again, but without the omnipresent fear of getting detention, being picked last in gym or bullied by the Russian mascara mafia after school (full disclosure: none of the above ever happened to me. I was a dutiful, straight-A-minus student, DUH).

So when you feel the need to feel like a schoolgirl again, it’s nice to know there´s a way to do so without looking like an overgrown kid. The key is to add textured tights and a chunky knit sweater, basically, a spin on the traditional school-uniform silhouette. Oh, and keep the button-down crisply white, please. That´s a school rule you never break.

My makeup look was partly inspired by Selphie Tilmitt from FF8 (she’s my favorite female character from that game… eat my dust, Rinoa!) since my hair was doing its own thing that morning. Instead of fighting it, I decided to go with it, and while I might look a tad cliché-anime, at least I can pull it off because I’m Asian. Ha!

Saturday Style File – Schoolyard Separates vegan chao fashion makeup
For a full product listing, check out the above video!
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A hat protects you from rays and keeps your head warm in unpredictable weather.
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Look option #1 – tuck in your sweater for a more feminine shape!
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These Mia platform loafers have a nice cushion that keep you stabilized.
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A bright red mini crossbody bag adds a nice pop of color and is comfy to wear!
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Quick vote: do I look like Selphie or is it all in my pointy-coiffed head?
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Look #2 – untucking the sweater gives you a more tomboyish look, but the skirt keeps it feminine.
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Button down – H&M

Sweater – Sabine

Skirt – Lark & Wolff

Tights – Anne Klein

Shoes – Mia

Bag – Deena & Ozzy

Hat – Nordstrom Rack

All photos by Juan del Río.

 

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