MEET YOUR NEW PROM GOALS
By Spencer Cain, April 12, 2018
The key to twirling on your haters (and everyone else in school)? An XXL amount of sequins, obviously. Kemi Olukanni owns the night by maxing out on our favorite trends, namely a fanny pack and oh-so-small sunnies.
Renting a pricey tux you'll wear once and stress about spilling on is so not the move. Go bold or go home — like Mars, whose floral suit moment can double as sleek separates whenever you want. Yep.
Listen, it's all in the accessories — and with chinoiserie prints trending, make a big bag statement like Joy Taira. An update on the classic prom dress, an embellished mini proves that classics never go out of style.
ASOS DESIGN embellished sleeve smock mini dress, $119
Essentiel Antwerp Pastis heeled shoes with pearls, $213.50
ASOS DESIGN chinoiserie zip-around box clutch, $26 (similar style)
ASOS DESIGN statement hand earrings, $9.50
Don't let anyone tell you that a blazer is a pre-req to nailing your BNO style. Musician Quiet Luke keeps it fully business on the bottom in a pair of tailored slacks — but then goes full festival in serious sequins up top. It's all about contrast.
ASOS DESIGN festival co-ord sequin bomber jacket, $95
ASOS DESIGN skinny shirt with burgundy panel, $40
River Island wedding skinny-fit suit pants in burgundy, $39
ASOS DESIGN loafers in black leather with creeper sole, $87
So you've got the dress covered (in ruffles, of course) and even a kimono to bring the vibes. But as Jessica Wu shows us, don't doubt the power of sleek glasses and a bold lip.
Directed by Sara Nell McDowell
Photography by Sabrina Santiago