Hot Topic is synonymous with thick black eyeliner, heavy metal T-shirts, and teenage angst. In a J.Crew family, Hot Topic is the cool black sheep you'd actually want to hang out with.
For the uninitiated, Hot Topic is not a style genre you dive into head first, but that's just what we did. We asked three women with "basic" wardrobes (in the predictable and practical sense) to get head-to-toe Hot Topic makeovers.
Before we start the makeovers, let's define basic.
BASIC: (adjective) A simple style of fashion. A style that avoids anything uncomfortable or anything that makes you stand out. Keeping it casual, comfortable, no-frills fashion.
syn - casual, comfortable, plain