My style is always Old School in a sense, in highschool I wore a leather jacket with patches and spikes, combat boots and had a mowhawk. I may have toned it down a little over the years but I always have elements of skulls and spikes, and clothes that are worn, ripped and torn. I’m not one for looking neat or wearing “pretty” things. I’ve tried it, it doesn’t work for me.
While doing my summer shopping this year I was excited to find out that “old school” is somewhat “in” right now. I don’t care when other people start to dress like I always have, no one is a wanabe in my book, fashion is for fun (and covering oneself). I am happy to have items I like more readily available and I’m sure lots of other people are as well. Tank tops with deep cut armpits, fringe, purposely worn out fabrics = awesome.
Here are a few other people from the group with a similar style to my own, and whether it’s a new style or they’ve been dressing this way longer than any of us, they would be happy to know they can replace some of their favorite pieces now without the pieces looking too new. The “broke in” look is key to being old school.
Old School Metalhead – Croatia
By Antonija Butkovic at CROATOR.NET
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My favorite Old School items right now:
Snake Venom Tank – Rad lilac tank featuring a coral, black and white “Snake Venom” print. Scoop neckline, lace trim. Looks killer tucked into cutoffs with spiked boots! By Wildfox.
Slayer Tank Top – Totally faded black tank featuring a scoop neckline and white “Slayer” print. Deep-cut armholes, oversized fit. Looks badass tossed over a lace bra and cutoffs! By Chaser.
Studded Moto Jacket – The perfect black vegan leather moto jacket featuring a cropped fit and silver studded detailing. Asymmetric zip pockets, button tab at shoulder. Fully lined. Looks badass tossed over a tank and shredded cutoffs!
American, Distressed Denim Jacket – Supremely rad distressed denim jacket featuring silver spikes at front and a massive American flag patch at back. Chest and side pockets, button closures. Cutoff hem, unlined. Looks perfect tossed over a body-con dress with Docs! By UNIF.
Roller Cutoff Shorts – Perfectly distressed black and blue denim cutoffs featuring a high waist and classic five-pocket styling. Button/zip closure. Totally rad paired with a vintage tank and ankle boots! By One Teaspoon.
Laced Leggings – Awesome black leggings featuring laced side panels. Stretch panel at waist, unlined. Looks rad paired with an oversized tee and platform boots!