Caged swimsuits, crazy sunglasses, pink hues, hologram everything – I’m pretty sure that when I sleep, I dream of Azealia Banks’ ATM Jam music video.
Like for real, I thought I couldn’t love #YUNGRAPUNXEL anymore after becoming obsessed with her for her string of Mermaid Ball soirees in Los Angeles, NYC and London last year – yup, Miss Banks threw Mermaid-themed parties across the globe in celebration of her mixtape, Fantasea, released Summer 2012. The London event was even INSIDE an aquarium. So um, yeah, love her.
Back to ATM Jam – the video is just beyond 3 minutes and features pastel-haired babes and Azealia herself in dyed furs, hologram and plastic/translucent skirts, crazy bedazzled sunglasses, and platforms. Aesthetically, ATM Jam, directed by Rony Alwin, calls upon pinks, purples, and turquoises as an overall motif to compliment the ladies seemingly outrageous-yet-totally-tangible outfit choices. In fact, tons of items (or similar items) in this video are available on Miss KL. So, my dear babes, read further to see how you can rock a look inspired by Azealia Banks & ATM Jam.
An integral component of the ATM Jam LA-inspired aesthetic is sunnies. Sunnies, sunnies, and more sunnies. Pastel-colored cat eyes and round, John-Lennon sunnies adorned with jewels, flowers, and more. This is a look that can be easily added onto almost any outfit for a daring, zany flare. Choose any of the sunglasses below to automatically spice up your steez.
Another integral component to ATM Jam? Choker necklaces. A subtle detail that I can truly appreciate – choker necklaces have been slowly coming back into style and are now being rocked by the daring fashion gals out there; a year or so from now we’ll be seeing them on basics at the mall (where all great trends go to die). For now, though, they are reserved for the bad bitch who can rock the dominated or dominatrix look. Tone down the S&M aspect of the look with jewels and light metals, like with these styles below:
Caged swimwear and undergarments – awful for tanlines, incredible for revving up a simple intimates look into edgy territory. Caged or cutout anything is tough to pull off, it takes a lot of letting go of any inhibitions and being like, “I got it, I’m flaunting it” – with any of these styles, you just gotta go for it. To start out a little more tamely before putting it all out there, layer the below styles under a sheer top or dress for a little coverage.
Quite possibly my favorite looks in this video are the reflective ones – Holy Hologram, indeed. I love shiny shit. With hologram, translucent, or refractive anything, you can either go big and make that your entire look (all shiny errthang) or make it the focal point of an outfit by pairing the holographic piece with more submissive items (basics, if you will). Miss Banks & co. strike a great balance with a good collection of shiny & non-shiny items. You can mimic this look with items below:
Speaking of apparel, who else is in love with Azealia’s outfit in the above screenshots? A crop top and harem pants are definitely the 2013 go-to outfit (shoutout to comfy trends luv you 4ever), but Azealia spices this look up with some shine in her bedazzled crop top and plastic-detailed star sweats. While I can’t give you this full on look from Miss KL (trust me, if I could I would be wearing it right now), but you can definitely mimic this look with these items:
Last but not least, the shoes in this video, though briefly shown, are platforms straight outta Spice World. I love platforms, I’d name my first-born child Platform Heel if that wouldn’t be weird, so the fact that Azealia added these into her video makes me happy. AND it ties together the whimsical feel of the video – these girls look like they’re about to hit up Alice’s super trendy tea party in Wonderland (invite me plz, Azealia?). Here are some of my favorite platforms we’re currently carrying on Miss KL.
Now get out there and show ‘em how it’s done.