Thursday, July 26, 2012

If you're easily offended, grossed out or get the creeps from the use of rats as accessories, then please excuse yourself. As for the rest of you, you were fairly warned.

There is always something so appealing about a good train wreck. You know, one too entrancing in all of its horror to look away from. Yolandi Visser of Die Antword fame is that absurdly glorious train wreck. I mean that in the best way of course, Yolandi.

Yolandi & Ninja, her blonde equally as intimidating male counterpart first hit the music scene in 2010 with the release of their video “Enter the Ninja” which went viral soon thereafter. It was the intensely powered raps, crotch grabbing and crazy counterculture style that drew me in – a style otherwise known as “zef”, a South African term used to describe what Americans refer to as "white trash" - which is clearly the quintessential part of their charm.

She may look cute and innocent, but don't let that fool you. This little pixie is extremely ferocious.

Yolandi’s style is certainly not for the feint of heart; utilizing an arsenal of ripped up t-shirts, hot shorts and spandex pants really does portray a white trash vibe, but with more intent and vigor. If anyone can make white trash look good, it’s her.

You wear those hot pants, girl.

So love her or hate her – you can still appreciate her! Try these looks on for size to emulate that trailer trash train wreck style while still remaining within the bounds of normal society. Sort of.

Glasses: Opening Ceremony $260 Top: Wildfox $90 Pants: Rag & Bone $139 Earrings: Alexis Bittar $95 Hightop Heel: Boohoo $50 Bag: American Apparel $51

 1. Topshop $36 2. Net-A-Porter $44 3. Topshop $11

Image Credits:

1. W Magazine 2. Yolandi's Facebook 3. Yolandi for FHM 4. Getty

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