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Maybe it's cringe to name a fashion trend after yours truly, but the thing is...it's actually really spot-on. Sorry! I think when you see the eclectic, vintage-y vibes designers sent down the runway for fall/winter 2023, you'll understand what I mean—they're basically plucked from an archival issue of Cosmopolitan. The irreverence, the miniskirts, the skin! It's giving '90s, early aughts, and a little dash of Carrie Bradshaw, which, hello.
Anyway, don't just take it from me. I work here! You could say I'm biased. In case you need further convincing, allow me to introduce you to our lovely model, the YouTube creator Nailea Devora, who is demo-ing how to pull off Cosmocore to a damn T. More on her below. We've got everything covered!
Some important things about Nailea Devora: She’s a wildly successful YouTube creator and TikTok star (but you knew that), she’s a fashion and beauty girlie (like, Yves Saint Laurent shows, a partnership with Revlon, the whole deal), she’s hot as hell (please see: all these pictures), and she loves Halloween (direct quote: “Halloween is for the girls”). Her style strategy is also, conveniently, exactly like ours. “I don’t put myself in a box or label myself as one aesthetic or another,” she says. “That’s just limiting. I like to think there are no rules when it comes to fashion.” Okay, yes. Now do yourself a favor and godown a rabbit hole of her vids.
THE X FACTOR
Like we said, the whole vibe is ‘90s/early aughts Carrie Bradshaw, with emphasis on those little details—ahem, nipple flowers—that make a look stand out.
Line & Dot Flor Rosette Mini Dress
Christiana Floral Minidress in Light Jade
Glory Mini Dress
Wenda Rosette Crop Top in Red
Ruched Rosette Choker Tube Mini Dress
Fleur du Mal Rose Cup Dress
OLD MEETS NEW
To really sync up with this style, you want to hit that vintage/modern mix but with
a spicy twist. Bustier bodices for dayyyyys.
Talena Dress in Metallic Gold
Heather sequin-embellished Mini Dress
Palm Beach Maxi Dress
Elegance Choker in Metallic Silver
AND DID WE MENTION SKIN?
Yes, backless. Yes, see-through. Yes, both at the very same time.
Elena Mini Dress
Nunni sequins midi slip dress
Alba Mini Dress with Lace
It certainly wouldn’t be very Cosmo without a lingerie moment.
Odelyn Triangle Bra
Beso ruffled transparent shirt
transparent Crinkle Silk Button-Up Shirt in Lotus
semi-sheered high-waisted Skirt
Pink Nelly Miniskirt
Leonie Crystal Mesh Ballerina Flats
DEEP Vs > EVERYTHING ELSE
Channel J.Lo’s 2000s Grammys dress, please. If not, a vintage DVF wrap is an iconic choice too.
Abigail Silk Jersey Midi Wrap Dress
Relaxed Pleated Detail Wrap Dress
Gravia draped wrap-effect silk-satin mini shirt dress
Madison Wrap Mini Dress
Linen wrap dress
Alaric wrap-effect printed georgette maxi dress
GO BIG OR...THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION
Western saloonwear meets Madonna’s lace era = genuinely why not?
Annette Cami Blue Slate
MICRO MESH BIKE SHORTS
Seamless High-Waist Limitless Open Air Short
Mandy Rose Choker in Black
Taler Heeled Boots
ON THE CHAIN
Chainmail, obviously. Did you know you can wear these sweet bralette things as necklaces? Because that’s what we’re doing from here on out.
crystal-embellished mesh-chain bra top
Serenity Silver Copper Mesh Dress
CHER JEWELED MINI SKIRT
Rema Mini Skirt in Metallic Gold
Black Pace Sunglasses
Tennie Pointed Toe Lace-Up Boot
PICK UP ON THE PATTERN
Life’s too short! Wear all the prints together and instantly be better than everyone else. Sorry to them.
Lisy Floral Long Sleeve Tie Waist Dress
Ryad Floral Print Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Dress
LINEN BLEND CORSET DRESS
The Lulo Project Antoinette Dress
Livi Dress in Blue.
MAKE IT MODERN
Now here’s the updated Carrie: a tank with a feathery mini instead of a tulle skirt. And functional black boots because we’re on the go!
RIBBED TANK TOP
Good American Scuba V Tank Thong Bodysuit
Crochet Feather Mini Skirt in Off White
Magnolia Feather-Trim Faux Leather Miniskirt
Black Cleated Tubular Boots
Balance Terra Coin Pendant Necklace Vermeil
Photographer: Brendan Wixted. Stylist: Cassie Anderson. Creative director: Mallory Roynon. Senior Producer: Liesl Lar. Producer: Lee Havclicek. Production Assistant: Emily Geraghty. Makeup: Vincent Oquendo. Hair: Levi Monarch.
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