Two Worlds Collide

Extraterrestrial invasion. Alien Overlords. Imprisoned children. Post-apocalyptic Boston. Unexpected family drama. All right, so it’s not my standard rom-com, but the return of Falling Skies next week has my inner fangirl a little obsessed. After re-watching last season in all its Spielberg-y glory, I couldn’t help but stare at the artistry of the costume design. (Yes, even amid battles and fighting for the human species, my mind always ends up on the fashion thing.)

Just look at the masterful layering. The coats. The boots. And even those fingerless gloves that everyone seems to be sporting. It may be post-apocalyptic, but it’s not post-style. Thank goodness – I always had a hunch that fashion survives all.

It got me thinking, though, if my hometown of Boston were really under attack from aliens, what would be in my fashion survival arsenal?

  • Thick wool socks
  • Black turtleneck
  • Black boyfriend tee
  • Sturdy, skinny-leg denim
  • Flat, tall leather boots
  • Coat from Marmot (who just so happens to have an exclusive with the show)
  • Black fingerless gloves
  • Lots and lots of ponytail holders

Did I miss anything?

Oh, and want some survival style of your own? Check out this Falling Skies Geared for Survival sweepstakes, happening now.

And to keep you on edge of your seat until Sunday, here’s a little peek at the new season (and all the show’s eye candy, naturally).

- By Cassandra Handley, Editorial Director

June 14, 2012