Let’s be honest, if Benny Rodriguez wasn’t in your top five crushes as a kid (“you’re killing me, Smalls!”) you’re lying to yourself. Right now, us Style Gurus are crushing hard on baseball T-shirts ̶ an absolute must this season for kicking back to those summer vibes.
In an age where gender normalcy is anything but, the androgynous look challenges the stereotypical image of Wendy Peffercorn lotioning up by the pool and puts this Fashionista in the game.
This athletic wear meets street style is all about spontaneity to assure that you’ll be ready for anything this summer brings. In our beach town of Isla Vista, our summer days come year round and I’m pretty sure a shirt and shoes policy doesn’t exist. The same is true for the blurred lines of gender boundaries, virtually nonexistent here, as guys and girls alike are skate boarding to class, surfing at sunset and hanging by the beach.
Combining casual elements like high rise jean shorts with the basic baseball shirt and sneakers creates a low pressure look that is ready to go wherever you are. The key is to look effortless, not thinking twice before hopping off the couch to run with the boys. Be the Benny Rodriguez of your own Sandlot.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “Don’t be afraid to join in with the guys. If you’re concerned with looking too tomboyish, add a simple necklace and bracelets, or try tying up the shirt to beat the heat. Be bold and own your look with confidence.”