Skate culture is not something that I necessarily associate with NYC. As a product of a foreign land called Orange County, aka “the OC,” I am not a stranger to skater boys, or Vans shoes. Or perhaps we discuss decks, trucks, and Wahoo’s Fish Taco?
When my friend Greg asked me to attend the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA competition with him at Chelsea Piers, I was quick to say “DUH!”
I definitely couldn’t miss out on a taste of California coolness in the Big Apple. Major problem. What to wear?! Normally, cutoffs, a tee and flip flops would be acceptable, but this standard beach uniform would not suffice in an urban situation where walking is a necessity and one must be prepared for bipolar weather changes.
The outfit below fulfilled my needs.
1/2 beach hippie. 1/2 grunge. 100% chill beeyotch.
WEARING | AJ Morgan sunnies, Doc Martens boots, Luv AJ body chain, (left hand) Luv AJ ring + ring via Seed at the Camp, (right hand) Max & Chloe ring + Forever 21 ring, WearHard spiked friendship bracelet, maxi dress purchased at Nordstrom a few seasons ago (dare I say vintage?), hoodie via small boutique in Santa Barbara from my college days
Photos by Gavin Christopher