This warm streak of weather we've been having lately has absolutely lifted my spirits. Can you tell?
Eek, I think you can see my stomach tattoos in this one. Sorry dad!
Today's outfit was inspired by watching Cass last night. In addition to the heart-wrenching story and killer soundtrack, the wardrobe was spot on and made me nostalgic for my punk/skinhead* teenage years. It may be too warm for a bomber jacket in April and my Doc Martins are long gone after years of (ab)use, but skinny jeans, a polo, and boots will never stop looking slick.
This is my play on the basics of a skinbyrd look, but with an "adult" spin on it. Instead of a Fred Perry or Merc polo, I opted for a swallow print polo from Italian designer Energie. Standard Levi shrink-to-fit jeans were replaced with skinny side zippered jeans. And the traditional 14 hole Doc Martin or Oxblood steel toed boots made way for classic riding boots instead. While I don't have the guts to shave my head to a traditional Chelsea cut, I've had bangs and Chelsea-esque fringe for almost ten years now.
*To any readers not in the know: skinheads are not synonymous with racism. Though the movement has attracted a small white supremacy following, it originated in the 1960s as a working-class faction with no racists overtones. You can read up more on Wikipedia.
Jeans: Forever 21
Belt + Buckle: Thrifted (Sweet Jane Vintage- Philadelphia, PA)
Sunglasses: Thrifted (Buffalo Exchange- Philadelphia, PA)