Thursday, June 5, 2014

Styling Your Apocalypse: Global Warming (is actually happening right now)

Mark this day, readers. For this the first (and probably last) time my bare-ass legs will ever appear on this here internet. Never let it be said that I don't sacrifice for my art. (As you can tell, they're not often seen in the light of day either... not that mere Sol is a match for their pastiness. Oh no. This is a pastiness that defies the laws of UV radiation.)

But alas, summer is upon us (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) and I figured it was high time to bust out the knits from the summeriest chapter of Doomsday Knits - Global Warming.

Let's start with...

Oxygenate! Being the monochromatic creature that I am, it was hard not to go all-gray on this one, but I scrounged up some pinkyred goodies from my secret stash of "clothes with color" in the basement and I think it really pulls it together...and brings out the rosiness in my knees ;-P This top is heavenly- delicate silk and alpaca, feather light, incredibly soft. Because of the lace, I figure most people will wear it with another layer underneath, but I figured I'd go for broke with a nude bra. Honestly I don't think it looks too indecent at all, surprisingly enough. Let this be a lesson on "how to wear see-through clothes at the office."

Next up, Fatigued! This is another one that's a little big on me, so beggin' yer pardon- the belt helps a lot though. I didn't have a necklace that was quite right, so a vintage brooch takes its place. A flannel shirt because just wearing the dress seemed too easy ;-) I think it would look better with some brown strappy sandals, but I don't own any so the khaki flats blend in nicely. This dress is incredibly comfy- the cottony (100% recycled!) material lets you get away with wearing a knitted dress in summertime without melting. 

Ahh, finally some pants. And lovely Fennec! This shrug is so dang comfy. I could definitely see keeping it with you to toss on in case of unseasonal breezes or overly-air-conditioned interiors (wtf is with the air conditioner abuse in most public buildings? You kept things at 72 over the winter, why are you dragging them down to 60 now? Arg!) I love the big drapey hood (reminds me of druids and cloaks and other magical things) and the scarf can be wrapped around the front or tucked away towards the back, depending on the look you prefer. Also fun to swing around! (Perhaps to swat the haunch of your lazy cayuse, or lasso up a rebellious lil' cow. I don't know, I'm trying to justify the boots.)

This might be more of a fall outfit...but DON'T CARE. FALL FTW. FALL ALL YEAR. ALWAYS DRESS FOR FALL. 

Whoa, sorry, I don't know what came over me just there. 

Anyway... these are the delightful Desert Warrior arm and legwarmers! Legwarmers + heels are my favorite thing (that I never wear because I never go anywhere cool enough and also, ouch, heels.) The armwarmers and studded belt "edge up" an otherwise pretty cutesy outfit. I don't have much to say about the logic of this ensemble, but I love it. 

Ozone is pretty much an outfit unto itself. I really wanted to style it with retro platforms and a big floppy 70's hat, but I own neither (why do I own neither?!? Must remedy.) So... sweater boots and my husband's grandfather's hat it is!

I'm a mawwwwdull, you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the catwalk...

In all honesty I'd be most likely to wear this one the same way it's styled in a book- over a bikini, on a beach. It's warm and squishy and makes a fantastic cover-up. But it would also look awesome done up all retro-y with platforms and bellbottoms- especially the smaller size. 

That's it for this section! You can see all these patterns and more on Ravelry... and in case you didn't hear, the patterns from Doomsday Knits are now available individually! And we'd love to see your finished projects - and how you wore 'em- over in the Doomsday Knits group :-)

Other Styling Your Apocalypse installments:

Wasteland Vagabonds
Dystopian Dandies
Nuclear Winter
Kill All Humans
Sky Pirates
Misc Mayhem


  1. That poncho is glorious but MAN is it big... definitely makes a statement! I like the fall look with the legwarmers and the classy/see through office getup, too.

    1. Haha, I believe the sample is knit up in the "Amazon" size... there's a smaller version or two too though ;-)

  2. OMG, Ozone looks ah-maz-ing on you!

    1. Aw thanks!! It's gonna be hard to part with some of these, hehe.


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