MonJun 21st

Penelope is a good Steampunk name

So I tried to translate the steampunk look in a way that works on your body, for your life and doesn’t make you look like you’re role playing. It’s all about adding together a number of subtle touches - the camera bag with the safety pin necklace, scarf, vest and or blazer, riding pants and boots and all of a sudden the overall feel is more victorian/holmes than just new york black. or the skirt or trousers with a dramatic blouse and vest and booties and the overall look is a lot more than ann taylor. play around with these kinds of elements and you’ll end up with a look that(hopefully) you were going for.

one note: I only included one bustier and basically no bustles, etc because your athletic/boyish figure isn’t going to be flattered by the exaggerated hourglass shapes, it will look forced and a little weird so think more sexy Sherlock Holmes and Amelia Earhart than tavern wench.

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necklaces are the easiest way to accessorize and an a super cheap investment in a look that you might be over soon. pile them on together over something casual for day or use one as a finishing touch for night

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this is a little edgy but over a plain black dress or shirt is cool and unexpected

this is a little edgy but over a plain black dress or shirt is cool and unexpected

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this would be cute on a jacket or vest

this would be cute on a jacket or vest

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these are really pointless but too fun to pass up.

these are really pointless but too fun to pass up.

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OB.SESSED. with these for you. they’re somewhat practical, would look great over riding pants and are beyond steampunk.

OB.SESSED. with these for you. they’re somewhat practical, would look great over riding pants and are beyond steampunk.

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i LOVE this. it’s super on trend but understated enough to work

i LOVE this. it’s super on trend but understated enough to work

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