I started watching Skins during the summer, when the first two seasons become available on instant watch. I was immediately obsessed, especially with the fashion choices of the entire cast.
But it wasn't until Series 3 when I really locked my sights on a style I really loved: Effy Stonem. She's a neo-grunge punklet who favors baggy tops and bare legs, girly pieces mixed with tough leather staples, and whose mysterious personality is only heightened by her risque sense of style.
I love how Effy takes cute pieces - like the chiffon dress, above - and toughens them up with leather jackets, motorcycle boots, and lots of jewelry.
I couldn't find a good photo of it, but her first outfit of Series 3 is one of my favorites - a purple chiffon top, too much jewelry, and fishnets. Grungy, simple, and risque.
Of course, the influence of the late 1980s in unmistakable in Effy's style. It's grungy-dirty-rocker and sweet little girl - a little Madonna and a little Nirvana.
Dress - Damaris, All Saints. Jacket - Forever 21. Motorcycle Boots - Charlotte Russe. Layered Necklace - 1928 Jewelry.
Effy's style screams coolness and confidence. Effy is quiet and mysterious - the color palettes of her outfits mirror this, with their dark, almost muddied, colors. Black and gray are staples, occasionally mixed with pops of color. A short dress in dark gray paired with a leather jacket and tough motorcycle boots make a great outfit; pair with a bright, pretty layered necklace (the longer the better) and grungy flyaway hair for the ultimate Effy look.