Good news for nickel nursers – a good look is not about the money. And for the fashion addicted “we only eat bread at the end of the month” crowd (to which I also count myself) – there is a relief!

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poolboy, style, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Levis, American Apparel, Erlich, Levis, deadstock, ugly fit, Vans

ANTI STYLE

It’s the era of anti style. Even the shiny 90’s glam comeback is turning more and more silent. It’s about letting go of polished, super luxurious brand new looking, Instagram-worthy outfits. The anti style embraces life – comfort first. But paradoxically it’s still work to get that effortless appeal.

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DOING LOGO RIGHT!

The big logo Vetements T-shirts aren’t selling out anymore for a cause. Also the Gucci Logo T-shirt is flooding Instagram feeds (besides the obligatory Levis Tee) – this basically just hurts my eyes by now.

 

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FUCK FASHION!

You may say now – fuck fashion! I just killed my piggy bank last year to finally get the big Vetements logo  raincoat on eBay. But well this is what fashion is all about… It’s about the moment, the floating feeling of now – embrace it!

But you don’t have to pass brand logos completely. They are still good if they are in a dead stock appealing way – as seen on Balenciaga’s new F/W collection. (check my previous post)

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NO FAST-FASHION!

Please, also don’t open the door to fast-fashion copies. Now is the right time to get the one no-fashion piece at the flea market or the old school brand’s dadcore piece at the outlet center. The merchandise T-shirt from the car company which you would never have looked at a few years ago could be your new favorite IT-piece! Or maybe even the giveaway cap from your local towing or plumbing company.

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NO STYLE – STYLE TIPS

The important part is how you wear it! Right now there’s no way around tucking in pretty much everything from a T- shirt to a jacket. And the good old art of layering works since the early ages of fashion. The ugly-fit is something that comes handy with all the vintage deadstock items for your new look. So if the trousers are too big, just use some safety pins or a belt to make them fit.

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100 DOLLAR LOOK

My whole look in this story costs roughly $ 100 – and still there’s not a single fast-fashion piece in it. I bought the all American T-shirt and Jeans at a local outlet shop here in Florida for $ 20. The Sneakers are customized Vans which I bought at the outlet for about $ 30. The dad-cap was a online sale item for $ 35 and the Tank top (I had at home since a long time) won’t be more than $ 15 at an outlet.

 

poolboy, style, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Levis, American Apparel, Erlich, Levis, deadstock, ugly fit, VansCap: Gosha Rubchinskiy
Wife beater: Erlich
T-shirt: American Apparel – similar here
Jeans: Levis customized – similar here
Sneakers: Vans Customized

 

 

 

 

📍Location: Southwest Florida
📷 Photography: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr

 

 

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