Some of you may not know this, but I actually used to be a huge beach bum. One of my favorite jobs was my job at Hollister Co. when I was 17. It was perfect for my style at the time and I got to work with all of my friends so it was kind of a bonus. This was way back though, pre-Abercrombie lawsuit days when rules were very strict. I have to admit though, something about being apart of a “good-looking” group of people does make you feel like you’re someone special. It’s basically the same effect as your typical high school popularity contest. Everyone wanted to work at Abercrombie/Hollister, and everyone wanted to be the cheerleader that dates the football player.
It’s funny how easily we get sucked in to these kind of enviornment. Popularity creates a hype around something, it makes you feel cool, and its basically the definition of a trend. The truth is, I actually don’t mind it. I may say I’m all about being an individual, and I am in a lot of ways, yet never when it comes to fashion. I do try my best to stay on trend, it also helps make me marketable as a personal brand. I just like to think I put my own spin on things to make them more true to myself.
Take today’s outfit for example. I’m rocking my Abercrombie-esque denim shorts, and a loose button up blouse which is slightly more modern than something you might expect from them. I also wear the top a unique way that makes it all my own while pairing it with my Converse rather than flip-flops. I know, it’s really not THAT different, but I love the way I have made it my own (or tried to).
If you love the look, you can shop it below! FACT: The shirt and shorts are both under $30!