No. You Don’t Have To Stand Under A Lamp!
When you think of lampshade, the first thing that comes to mind is an over sized shade standing on top of a thin stand. Well, Lamp-shading is a street style where you wear an over sized top over your shorts or an over sized dress with knee high boots. Basically anything over sized that falls just above the tall knee high boots. This trend has found fans in Carly Rae Jephsen, Kate Moss, Rihanna, etc. The trend got the most attention once the Jenner and Kardashian clan started rocking. Many designers like Christian Dior, MSGM have also joined the club. You might ask, why the hell is this trend catching on, we say why not? It’s comfortable, easy and can be dressed up or down.
Here are some styling inspirations you have to try no matter your size.
A Classic Lampshade:
For this look all you need is an over sized, over used sweatshirt and your favorite but most comfortable pair of shorts. You can borrow your boyfriend’s or brother’s sweatshirt. Complete this look with tall boots. If you could get your hands on waterproof boots it could be better. Wearing shorts is a preventive measure. We wouldn’t want a wardrobe malfunction when hanging out with friends. If you are comfortable with the length of sweatshirt, then go for it. A sweatshirt can be replaced with an old shirt or t-shirt. Accessorize this chilled out style with a hat and cross body sling bag.
A Dressier Affair:
Not everyone likes or pull of a sporty and rugged style. There is a chic side to lamp shading trend. Inspired from runways, we have a look for brunches where you want to look effortlessly chic. An over sized shift dress, tall boots and a belt (if you require) is all you need. Add a coat if too cold. Cross body sling bags are the perfect accessories for this look. You can add a little twist by wearing stockings and calf or ankle length boots. Add a dainty necklace and a cuff for classier look.
If you have a dressier shorts and need to incorporate that in lamp shading trend we have a perfect styling tip for you. Pair the dressy short with a chic over sized sweater. But this time make sure your tall boots have stilettos heels. This way we can create a slender and chic illusion. If you could re-create this look in monochrome and add a pop of color through accessories that would be great. A dainty necklace or an ear cuff adds the cuteness in the look.
Lamp-shading is cheap, chic and effortless. You don’t to invest in lot of clothes, boots or accessories. All you need is to go through your closet or your boyfriend’s for that perfect oversize sweater, sweatshirt or t-shirt. A lot of celebrities have hopped on this bandwagon of lamp-shading trend. Get inspiration from Kendell Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Kate Moss or Carly Rae Jephsen.