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My pink hair makes me feel like a teenager again. Combine my newfound street-credibility with the current heatwave that pushes my style in the nice 'n easy zone and what do you get? Yep, me acting and dressing like the late 90s - early 00s teen I once was! Now, ten years ago my hair was short and bright red and I wore plaid, chains, safetypins, denim, boots and band t-shirts. I still really appreciate that kind of look, but it's a bit extreme for me and I don't think I have the stuff to make this look work anymore! Aside from that, heatwaves and punk-skate style don't really mix well, lemme tell ya. So I settled on laid back surfer style: very nineties and very cool and casual. And surfers are basically the summer version of skaters, right?
Essential piece: A BACKPACK, the number one on the list of teenage equipment, and coincidentally one of my River Island Student Night purchases. I got it at the RI men's department and I'm sure it will make the perfect schoolbag for my upcoming semester at Uni! Also important: relaxed denim, a re-imagined version of these sandals, a loose fitting top and messy, unwashed hair.
And what is a surfer look without the bikini, right? This tribal print bikini is perfect for my nineties vision. Can't you just see Sandra Bullock wear it in a 90s movie about a twenty something student getting tricked into smuggling drugs? RIGHT?
All I need now are those handmade friendship bracelet and loads of jelly bands on both my wrists. I even had a necklace with a weed-leaf pendant yo. Not that I smoked pot, but it was more about the ATTITUDE, maaaaan.
Oh, and a choker! Chokers were SO hip when I was a young teen. Now, tell me you were a hip youngster in the late nineties and you didn't have one of these?
Yep, I was one of the hip kids. This was after growing out and fading out my short red hair, but the denim vest was uber cool, trust me. My t-shirt had a surfboard print and the choker had a crucifix and shit. I was boss.
shorts: vintage Levis via T2
backpack: River Island