STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Skating in Style

If spending endless hours on Vogue.com is part of your daily routine as it is mine, it’ll come to no surprise when I announce the rising popularity of the skater girl look. Now, when the word “skater” comes to mind most people associate the passion with well-known brands such as Thrasher, Obey and Supreme and perhaps the ultimate skater girl crushes like Patti McGee and Laura Thornhill. Of course skateboarding has been around for years but now, the fashion industry is paying more attention to it then ever. Since I could only get so much information from the computer, I decided to venture off to a local skate park next to my school to see if the rumors were true… If fashion and skateboarding do truly get along.

As soon as I arrived at the park, there was a skater girl who practically had “Fashionista” written all over her. She was casually riding around on her skateboard in the most vibrant, retro mini dress I have ever seen… And we all know I’m a sucker for retro! From head-to-toe, this Fashionista embraced such a unique style that it came off as effortless and yet, exuded such confidence. The trendy mini dress was paired with baby pink Vans, a choker from Topshop, John Lennon-inspired sunglasses and the most adorable Fjallraven Kanken backpack! Since mini backpacks are not only a major trend but also becoming a substitute for your everyday purse, I have to admit that was my favorite element because it truly brought the outfit together.

Even though this Fashionista was rocking this rad ensemble at the skate park, it would also make great daytime attire—the colors were designed with summer in mind.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Lately, I have been influenced by the casual street-style of pro women skaters. My advice would be to wear something that empowers you.”