Jim Croce, one of the best folk singers of all time, wrote a song back in the 1970s called “Roller Derby Queen” praising a roller derby woman he met. I grew up listening to Croce and because of this, whenever I hear about anything relating to roller derby, I perk up. So, of course, when I saw this Fashionista roller blading into my friend’s dorm, we started to chat. After I finished fan-girling out about this Fashionista’s unique footwear, I notice that her clothes were adorable. Although many schools do not have campuses where rollerblading is feasible, copping this Fashionista’s style certainly is.
Since Irvine’s weather goes from rainy to seventy degrees to bitter cold, this outfit is perfect for one of those beautiful moderate days with minimal wind. This Fashionista breezily combines a leather jacket with a spring dress. Short, strapless dresses such as this one and this one are perfect for those treasured seventy degree days. For the days reaching in the low sixties (which my spoiled self does not like), a leather jacket makes sure that you are not shivering as you sashay (or rollerblade) through Aldrich Park.
As for footwear besides rollerblades, try some sandals (to bring more femininity to your look) or combat boots (to bring some edge to your look). And, of course, you cannot forget the obligatory Ray Bans.
For those of you who take up the roller blading trend, you gain my utmost respect (there is no way I have the coordination to make it around Ring Road even once on roller blades), and, if you are lucky, perhaps the next great folk song will be about you and aptly titled “Roller Derby Fashionista.”