Part 1 of 3: Who Wore it Better, the Leather edition
Not many outfit changes this week, probably because they were too busy bringing the dramz. While A continues to build a mystery, Paige tries to solve it. Poor kid has no idea what she's up against. And that includes a jealous Emily. In other news, Ezra is back! But Aria's got her secret kiss and he's got a kid and a mom who isn't stoked that he 1) knows about the kid and 2) dates a high schooler. Spencer is working her way through the stages of a breakup and seems to have moved on to the showering and not playing strip trivia stage. Cece skips town, Wilden is oddly obsessed with these girls and Ashley is a cop killer. NBD. This this a quiet week in Rosewood.
So many leather jackets this week, I almost thought we'd landed in an episode of Vampire Diaries. Except in Rosewood, each lady likes to mix it up with different shades and cuts. Aria kicks off the episode bringing it back to black, a small mercy considering everything else she had going on this episode.
Considering we can't really see the leggings, I'll call this the most sane teenage outfit she's ever worn. The coloured widgets on her oversized bag keeps it from being boring, as does the giant scarf.
Em, on the other hand, is working a decidedly more retro look.
And by "retro", I mean I'm being nice and she's somehow gone mullet rock fan on us with denim that has leather sleeves. I don't want to get Canadian on all y'all, but this is what you find at the Tim Hortons after a Trooper concert in the 1980s. Just ask Robin Sparkles.
It really doesn't get better when the jacket comes off.
It's a plaid vest. VEST. 1992 called and it wants its vest back. Oh Ems. I've got some advice for you: pick a decade and stick with it. And once you've done that, ignore your decision, because clearly this isn't working. Which is too bad. I might have otherwise said something nice about the floral cut-outs on your sleeves making an ordinary henley interesting, but no. You had to wear a plaid vest and that's a no-no 'round these here parts.
Her ladyfriend Paige is doing a much better job with the leather, even if it is a bit of a grey overload.
The grey leather is a bit bulky on her and she does look a bit monotone, but compared to Emily, this is fantastic. And the long chains jazz up the outfit a bit. As does her facial expression. Girlfriend is throwing some serious shade on her costume store summer fling.
Is it her sudden inability to cooperate and pony up the names of who rented the costume? Is it her attempt to wear a racer back tank better than Emily? Is it the seasonal inappropriateness of the tank top?
Maybe it's all of the above. But you know things aren't working with your outfit when Paige judges. Because girlfriend is on the fast track to Emilytown. Just look oversized grey jersey!
Please. I swear she used to dress better than this.
Wearing a much lighter shade of grey with her boho chic is sketchy town skipper CeCe.
The flowy shirt under the jacket is a bit much when it comes to length. It's just so unflattering, but everything else is so very CeCe and I love it on her. The jacket gives the top some much needed structure, and the boots? Killer. (Heh. Fashion foreshadowing?)
Oh, hey Ashley! We were just talking about killers. When Mrs. Marin returns to the scene of the crime with her teenage daughter (as you would), Hanna brings it with her brown leather jacket with wide lapels.
I don't love the t-shirt, but I'm going to give it a pass as Hanna wasn't expecting to go out and look for a potentially dead detective. She really just wanted to chill out with some tunes.
Sometimes I forget they're teenage girls, what with all the killing and more killing and missing bodies in their lives. I'm sure everything will be peachy for the Marins and no one will get their hands on that police camera.
At least she'll be wearing a great leather jacket when the recording is texted to her along with a menacing message.