Thursday, May 22, 2014

Styling Your Apocalypse: Wasteland-ish Vagabonds

I am running out of semi-clever titles. "[Teenage] Wasteland Vagabonds"? I don't know.

Wasteland Vagabonds was definitely one of the most fun chapters to style- lots of layering and sticks and thigh chains and stuff. Styling it for everyday wear is slightly less exciting, but still pretty fun.

First up, Rattlebone! These are nice because they're long enough to really keep your arms warm, even if you're wearing a regular ole t-shirt. I like 'em with a cowl to cozy up a plain ole jeans & tee outfit. (I swear these pants don't usually look so weird, I think I'm just standing oddly- oops! I love these new(old) bootie things I found, but I'm still sort of torn about the best way to wear skinny jeans with them. Rolled? Scrunched? Tucked in? I default to scrunched but they always worm their way inside anyway...)

I'll admit this isn't the most "everyday" ish outfit in this series (though it is insanely comfortable.) I decided I liked Forager best left open in this case, though you can pin the flaps shut at the shoulder with a shawl pin (as shown in the book pictures.) While I admit that viking sword leggings don't make a ton of sense with moc boots, the end result of it all is a little bit... Conan-the-Barbarian-Lady-Chic (in a universe where Conan-the-Barbarian-Ladies wore anything but tiny leather bikinis.) Pro tip: Did you know you can add "Chic" to the end of anything and it makes it sound fancy? Pretty sure that's a real rule.

(Rupert's helping!!) I decided to play up Wayfarer's bandana-ish qualities and go a little cowgirly with it. The leather lacing fits nicely in this context. For a toned-down version, you could wear a different sort of boot (or even flat). But hell, you* bought the freakin' cowboy boots on ebay a year ago, you need to find more opportunities to wear them, dagnabbit! 

As always, you can check out all of Doomsday Knits on Ravelry here or at Cooperative Press's website. 

And here are some links to other Styling Your Apocalypse posts!

Sky Pirates



  1. Those leggings are awesome! I love the conan-the-barbarian-ish-ness of that outfit. And I think jeans tucked into the little boots might work.

    1. I saw those leggings on etsy awhile back and was like MINE GIMME MINE DON'T CARE HOW MUCH MINEEEE. Larissa Brown's Viking romance novel (which I'd just read at the time) may have had some influence in that decision...

    2. They're from

    3. Yeah that's the one! Awesome shop.

  2. I LOVE THE LEGGINGS! I have the other sword ones, and i get tons of compliments every time i wear them. I need to figure out which of your patterns I want to purchase, and get on it. Or just save some pennies and get the whole book. Yeah, I think that's a good idea. I dig your style, and this book is beyond perfect.
    PS Thanks again for the yarn shop rec in A2.


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