In typical basic bitch fashion, I steal all my boyfriend’s clothes. His socks, T-shirts, sweatpants — on a few desperate occasions I’ve even used his deodorant and toothbrush. Is that gross? Anyway, the one piece of clothing I just can’t stay away from are his hoodies. They’re not the most flattering on me, size-wise at least, but they’re my absolute favorite. If somebody were to ask me what I feel sexiest in, it’s boys clothes. Maybe it’s the tomboy in me…or maybe it’s the fact that I’m too fucking lazy to throw a proper outfit together most days. Wearing a loose, baggy hoodie all day feels like walking around wrapped in a cloud. There’s no better feeling to me.
I honestly kind of struggled throwing this look together, despite the simplicity of it. There’s no doubt that I want to look good in photos, but I also want them to be me. The authentic me. Not the “maybe-I-should-wear-this-instead-cause-its-sexier” me. Trust me, it’s easy to look sexy in a dress and heels. It’s not as easy in a hoodie that’s three sizes too big. That’s the challenge, and I love facing it.
I found my love for skate shoes in middle school. I vaguely remember shopping around London with my mom when I saw a badass pair of black suede DCs. They were just chunky enough to pass for girl’s shoes. My middle school boyfriend was so impressed with my new kicks that he made everyone in our recess line look at them. No biggie. A decade later, my style still hasn’t changed. I’m always wearing these classic black and white Sk8-Hi Vans.
This hoodie though is the real showstopper. It’s the Death Rider hoodie from P & Co. They’re based out of England and offer FREE SHIPPING worldwide, so it’s definitely worth to look around on their site. My grey beanie is from Urban Outfitters from a couple seasons ago — buy a similar one here. The metal nerd/creeper glasses are from Portland-based shop Sloan Boutique. You can buy similar ones online from Aldo, H&M, and ZeroUV. Happy shopping! (All photos taken by Amber Kriek at PDXclusive Media.)