If 2019 was any indication, 2020 will be the year of Justine Skye. The past few months have been great to the Brooklyn native; she landed two acting roles—one as a stripper named Keesha in the film Already Gone and another as, well, another stripper named Violet in BET’s Tales, which brought to life Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”
After breaking free from her record label, Skye recently re-introduced herself as a confident, self-assured, and 100 percent independent artist with the September release of her EP Bare With Me. Now with a little over a month left in 2019, the singer squeezes in just one more project—a special collection for H&M.
Designed in collaboration with her stylist, Ade Samuel, the collection features a bright assortment of cozy activewear and warm-weather pieces inspired by the two Los Angeles and Brooklyn—the two cities where Skye spends much of her time. A quick perusal of Skye’s Instagram shows the singer has an affinity for 90s-inspired, body-obscuring silhouettes, so it makes sense then that she designed a grey high-neck sweatshirt and matching grey pants with “1995,” the singer’s birth year, inscribed on each piece, perfect for those on the east coast braving the cold weather.
As if… we could ever get tired of another tartan skirt set, Justine and Ade whipped up a blue and red plaid version with a zip-front windbreaker, matching skirt and mini handbag.
“I’ve always loved patterns and I definitely love to be comfortable. [Ade and I] wanted to make sure this collaboration represented me in the most unique and best way possible,” she tells ELLE.com. “We wanted to make sure we had some comfortable pieces that everyone could see themselves in, as well as fashionable pieces. I also love small bags and they’re what’s trendy right now, which is why I decided to include a small bag.”
The designer duo put a new spin on a twinset with a cloud printed bodysuit and matching windbreaker that Justine says “completes any look.”
“I’m always traveling back and forth between LA and NY so I feel like this jacket is super easy and light to travel with yet still fashionable and warm,” she explains. The collection is a direct reflection of her “unique” and “defined” closet, which is filled with “oversized pieces that are easy to just grab and put on.”
The 17-piece collection ranges from $4.99 to $54.99 and officially launches online and at select NYC stores on November 22.
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