Dancewear: Inspired by Nathalie Lucas

Nathalie Lucas is my favorite dancer/choreographer on Youtube. Her moves inspire me, and so does her fashion. Here are some of my favorite videos/outfits by Nathalie.

Break the ice

If U seek Amy

Tik tok


Poker face

Bad romance


Losing my way


Nathalie always looks effortlessly fabulous while dancing, rocking her red, blonde or black hair. Her style is comfortable with shorts, relaxed tank tops and tunics with socks or leggings. She would go barefoot or sport high-top sneakers and uggs. Spaghetti or bikini tops would be layered underneath careless off-the-shoulder tees, bringing out the sexiness.


1. Long sleeve tee:

Items in this set: BDG Cozy Pullover Tunic, $38 Foot Traffic – Nordic Textured Tights, $15 Unisex Stripe Knee-High Sock, $10 Acorn Sheepskin Aussie Boot – Tall, $95

Items in this set:Truly Madly Deeply 80s Sweatshirt, $38 Dance Shorts – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $16 Stripe Thigh-High Sock, $15    Black terry wristband    Checkerboard Authentic Gender Selector, $42


2. Loose tops:

Items in this set: Charlotte Russe – Oversized Pocket Racerback Tank, $10 Danskin® – Semi-Sheer Fold Over Waist Short/Skort, $20

Unisex Stripe Knee-High Sock, $10 Foot Traffic – Black Fishnet Arm Warmers, $9

Items in this set: Silence & Noise Dyed Dolman Top, $38    Dance Shorts – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $16 Unisex Stripe Knee-High Sock, $10

Op – Juniors Foil Stripe String Bikini Top, $7.50   Luxe Wellesley Strap Gender Selector, $70


3. Hip hop beat:

Items in this set: Silence & Noise Split Sleeve Tee, $24 Foot Traffic – Knee Length Legging
Purple terry wristband    Showdown, Women Gender Selector, $70


Items in this set: Harem Capri Pants – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $28

Knit Arm Warmers – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $6.50   Tropical Ikat Square, $20 Short Cami Unitard – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $20


4. Ballet/modern:

Items in this set: Copper Key Tie-Dye Leggings, $14    Black terry wristband
Pretty Cami Leotard – Mirella – Dancewear Solutions, $32 Dance Skort – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $13 uggs black


Items in this set: Danskin® – Women’s Microfiber Hipster Crop Tights, $12 Foot Traffic – Peace Knee High Socks, $9 One Shoulder Leotard – Balera – Dancewear Solutions, $23

Runway looks for less: DKNY Spring 2010 RTW

Items inspired by DKNY Spring 2010 RTW, mostly clothing from Urban Outfitters and Charlotte Russe.

1. Casual suit: blazer and pants/shorts

DKNY Spring 2010 RTW

This is my first attempt on interpreting runway looks and it takes a lot more time than I imagine.

The collection is Spring 2010 Ready to wear by DKNY. It definitely sparks my interest because I’m a fan of comfortable clothes that look effortlessly stylish. Here’s some background information about the designer that sets the theme for her collection.

Donna Karan, formerly head designer of Annie Klein, launched her own line in 1985. She invented the legendary Seven Easy Pieces, which include: 1. Bodysuit  2. Coat 3. Jacket 4. Blouse or turtleneck 5. Pants 6. Wrap skirt 7. Something fancy for eveningwear.

This collection contains pieces like jumpsuits, blazers, tailored pants/shorts and wrap dresses that reflect the comfort and versatility of her design.

1. Casual suit and blazer:

Casual suits mean a blazer/jacket that is worn with casual pants that are roomy in the hip area, tailored shorts or skirts. They are paired with plain button-down shirts or colorful blouses/tank tops.

2. Jumper/jumpsuit:

The shape of these jumpers/jumpsuits is emphasized by a delicate tie of the same fabric at waist. They are an updated version of the 70s, 80s jumpsuits in that the pants are harem instead of bell-bottom. They are also paired with blazers for a more formal look.

3. Tie/wrap dress:

These are minimum, shaft-like dresses (with the occasional exception of a looser, more flowy top) whose waist is emphasized by ties, cinching and draping. 

4. Prints:

There is a combination of sophisticated metallic floral prints and bold abstract prints. Some of the pieces appear to carry a vintage floral feel.

5. Graphic tunic dresses and tees:

The oversized tunic dresses have a consistent abstract floral prints. These long-sleeve tees are extra comfortable and laidback. Note that color biker shorts are discretely layered under shorts and skirts.

6. Swimwear:

These one pieces can be interpreted to have the same build as bodysuits.

Photos: Marcio Madeira/