WEEKEND FORECAST: Graphic Tees, Skater Edition


“He was a skater boy…” were the words that helped bring Avril Lavigne to fame. She helped make the grunge skater look popular for women and men in the early 2000s. However, the '90s was the era that really sparked the skater grunge trend. The '90s was full of concert tees, flannel shirts left unbuttoned, and beat-up denim. Today we see a resurgence of this look from the runway to celebrities and even in everyday life. The skater lifestyle is all about being carefree and cool at the same time. Many times Skaters wear a strict uniform of graphic tees and long shorts or skinny jeans. Always topping their look off with a beanie.

The complete skater look may not be for everyone but adding a few skater inspired touches into your wardrobe can be fun. For instance, many male celebrities like David Beckham and Johnny Depp wear beanies for a casual but cool look. Flannel shirts are another great option to grunge up your look.

This week’s Fashionisto has a penchant for graphic tees. T-shirts are a very basic staple but picking the right one with a cool message or picture can make or break a look. Bring out your inner skater boy by trying out this skull graphic tee from Zoo York or this purple tee from Enjoi. Pair your tee with long shorts or a pair of skinny Levi pants from Urban Outfitters. Don’t forget to throw on a slouchy beanie for those bad hair days!

Hint: Wear your graphic tee under a blazer for a more tailored look. Throw hints of skater style into your everyday look with a pair of classic Vans or an effortless studded belt from Empyre.


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