friday fashion: dressing a la robot

From your visual receivers to your treads, if you’re going to be robotic – and so many of you already are – you have to dress the part.  Herewith some tips on how to achieve the proper effect:

As tempting as it may be, the answer is not simply shiny stuff. The visual cues of the robotic include metallics, yes, but keep an eye out for design cues that suggest mechanical objects, engineering feats, code and material innovation.  Here are some examples.


Sunglasses by Quay

Via Thrillist


Jacket by Elizabeth and James

Via ShopBop

Dress by BCBGMaxAzria

Via Nordstrom

Dress by Jill Stuart

Dress by Tadashi Shoji

Dress by Foley + Corinna

Via Shopbop


Leggings by Sass & Bide

Via Net-a-Porter

Skirt by Adam

Skirt by Cheap Monday

Via Shopbop

Skirt by LaROK

Via Shopbop


Heels by United Nude

Sandals by DKNY

Don’t actually know what to call these by Matiko

Via Bluefly

Posted by Farrah Bostic via email from reminds me of robots

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One Response to friday fashion: dressing a la robot

  1. Adam skirt is amazing. There was an entire feature on United Nude shoes the other day, in the Times, I think.

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