(windbreaker- Alexander Wang, pant-Stella McCartney, sneakers-Vans, sunnies-PRADA)
Can’t you just feel the angst of summer seeping through these images?
I really wanted to capture the emotional tone of being outside through a summer in Austin. The heat is depleting, the flora is thriving and the daily debating over whether or not to bask amidst it ensues. For me, these debates usually result in a few kayaking adventures, pool parties and a LOT of brunches on patios. Sitting over a tuna poke with a mimosa is really where my knack for conversation and dressing is best utilized.. whoops! Can you blame me? Austin literally has a whole culture of sunday funday enthusiasts. I’ve decided that’s my niche.
I’m feeling all kinds of myself in this look. I love how the sporty high-fashion element of my clothing plays off of the rebellious attitude personified by this forgotten building. Each image contains some nice elements of nonchalance and dreariness accompanied by a multitude of colors which is joyfully contradictory.
In my mind this is really a “tom boy” aesthetic, here. It’s not an exceedingly masculine look but it’s definitely menswear inspired…now, taking into account my hair and sunnies with the clothing, this is a prime example of how fitting the word androgyny is to my appeal.
I know the off the shoulder piece isn’t necessarily common for a guy to wear but that is what makes this work. It’s extremely out of the box yet it feels so right with the rest of my look. I have paired this statement piece with a light-weight ruched pant to mimic the “windbreaker” texture and keep in the realm of elevated athletics. The graphic stripe in the vans brings the whole look full circle by cementing the playful 80’s throwback.
My 3-second-read says “I’ll be active…but not at the gym.” (I’d turn into a meatball if I spent time in the gym. I gain muscle really quickly. Lol yikes!
See ya on the flip;)