I love chatting to school kids, as I find they are the most on the ball with the freshest music and fashion.
Last weekend I was catching with my mates younger brother, a sixth form student in Exeter, about what’s circulating in the South West at the moment. The answer: trippy t-shirt prints and statement-making sing-songwriter, Lorde.
Like all creative souls, 16-year-old Lorde’s style is a mosaic of influences and sounds that has produced an infectious result.
Her lyrics have a teenage kick to them, sung with a combination of sweet and sultry to create a ‘series of lusts and luxuries’, absent of the usual bemoans of failed relationships and focusing on more real, poetic content.
Lorde, AKA Ella Yelich O’Connor, also enjoys huge online popularity – approaching 120 000 followers on twitter and over 56 000 on Soundcloud, and a Tumblr that confirms her creative flair. There’s even whispers among some writers she’ll be the next Queen of Pop.
Although Tennis Courts and Royals are proving popular I personally prefer The Love Club – a contagious, ethereal pop song. Her debut album Pure Heroine is due for release on October 28th.
Next, I was then taken through pages and pages of different ‘up-and-coming’ boutique clothing companies, that all featured large, vibrant, quirky prints that guarantee attention.
Urban-wear brand And Also seems to be this month’s flavor, offering bespoke and unique clothing ‘dropping something fresh every week’.
The collections include classic logo prints, florals, geometric shapes and more whack stuff like this Eaten Alive! Dino print T Shirt.
This is the ideal brand for the adventurous and attention-seeking teen: the prints are imaginative, fresh and fun. Although most of the clothes are uni-sex, I feel like the choice is slightly better for guys.
They do however have a collection of pretty cute beanies.
My favorites from their site included this men’s T Shirt:
And these crazy socks:
Keep an eye on their twitter for discounts.
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