This week, we break down a look from fashion’s darling, Lisa from Blackpink. Speaking to the world’s current affinity for all things comfortable, in a post/pre/mid-lockdown world (depending on your country of residence), the K-pop singer served up a suitably sporty, yet totally chic, outfit that we’re dying to add to our wardrobe rotations.
Pairing the traditional femininity and structure of a corset and juxtaposing it with the casual silhouette of a tank and jogger creates a look that’s both bold and assertive. It echos the practicality of modern women’s lives, with a nod to the frivolity of dressing for the pure joy of it, something many of us are clinging ever more to in such uncertain times.
Here are our top picks to inspire a little bit of Lisa in your life:
1. The sports bra
We told you practicality was in: level up from the classic tank and try out some of these offerings from Stella McCartney, running from the gym to a socially-distanced soiree has never been easier, we suggest selecting a style with structured detailing. Now the only questions are which colour way? And will you ever be able to slip into something less comfortable?
2. The electrifying joggers
What is the best way to elevate the humble jogger you ask? Throw an outrageous print at it. Do as Lisa does, and incorporate current pattern trends and colour pallets; we’re talking red, animal print in all its forms and the still ubiquitous tie dye. Leave your fear at the door.
3. Tough glove
The key to nailing Lisa’s contemporary look is a tough accessory: gloves. We love this set by Stella McCartney. It slips seamlessly into the sport-luxe aesthetic that has dominated youth culture for the last few years, and creates a powerful and fresh sartorial statement.
4. A multifaceted necklace
The humble chain necklace has been in high rotation in recent years, an item that packs a big punch. Stack it with your everyday basics, or better yet pair it with a chic dog tag to really capture Lisa’s look. Despite its position as a staple for many people, there are several versatile options although we would encourage erring on the bigger and chunkier side.
5. Chained neck
As you can see chains are here in a big way, so don’t feel you need limit yourself to only one option, as we all know what variety is… If you’re going to commit to more than one chain element in your ensemble, mix it up; metals textures, shape, size. Matching jewellery can look very dated unless it’s executed the correct way, which is why we love this gold option by Alighieri, the textured links create an aurora of otherworldliness, yet still feel incredibly modern.
6. Commando chic
…but make it glitter. Here we have another example of merging traditional masculine and feminine iconography and creating something fresh and desirable for all. It’s tough, shiny and extremely Lisa. Pair with the aforementioned chunky chain necklace to really embrace your bolder side.
7. Defiant boots
Many a counter culture’s hero, the combat boot will always be imbued with a rebellious spirit, whether worn with a dress, a pair of jeans barely clinging on or a mud soaked tee. Perhaps the last boundary for the combat boot to cross was that of the jogger, and Lisa’s interpretation carries the torch of many a young rebel before her.