I kind of have a uniform as of late and well, you’re lookin at it. First of all, Vans high tops… where the hell have they been all my life? How have I walked so uncomfortably through life without a pair? These past few weeks as we enter warmer weather I’ve been a big fan of wearing boyfriend jeans and high tops together, and when you’re on the run as regularly as I am an outfit like this is a godsend. It’s casual, it’s edgy (a la Gwen Stefani), and it’s a great way to wear two of my favorite Spring trends at once. The trick however with wearing both trends at once is that this look can go from femininely edgy to “do I look like a dude?” quick. This look requires balance by pairing it together more obviously feminine touches like a crop top, a tank top, a chic colored jacket, accessories, and if you wanna make it really easy on yourself: lipstick. When you’re on the go and you need to be comfortable yet cute, vans and a pair of boyfriend jeans are the way to go ladies.
Enough about this outfit though, lets talk about this wondrous piece of visual imagery right here. The backdrop is a new street art piece you can find at the corner of Cloverfield and Broadway in Santa Monica, and incredibly and damn right impressively enough the mural wraps around an entire building – a really big building mind you, that was actually once owned by Sylvester Stallone and is now the home of post production company Rock Paper Scissors. The head artist in charge of the project is LA’s very own RISK, and this mural displays his signature “beautifully destroyed” artistic style. With the help of a few friends including OG Abel, Nathan Ota, Sel Dog, Sonny Boy, Severe and Vyal, RISK and company have gifted Santa Monica with a little more life, culture, and color with some (fucking awesome) vibrant street art.
Photos | Tommy Garcia Photographer
Details | Jacket: Zara (similar) | t-shirt: Zara (similar) | Jeans: Calvin Rucker (here) | Shoes: Vans (Leather SK8-Hi Slim Zip) | Sunglasses: Le Specs (Halfmoon Magic) | Lipstick: Bite Beauty (Pomegranate)