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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Imaginary Shopping Spree: Nine-Year Old Boys Are The Ultimate "Effortless Chic" Icons
It's one of the weird Holy Grails of fashion to look like you don't try too hard, like you just wake up in the morning and grab some shit in the dark and still manage to look faaaabbbbuuulllooouuuusssss. The truth of the matter is that "effortless chic" is a lie, even if you are a Balenciaga muse and you never brush your hair. If you really want to look all "effortless" and "unstudied," you should be emulating the style of nine-year old little dudes! No one has ever accused a nine-year old boy of "trying too hard" when it comes to getting dressed. To judge from my own nine-year old nephew, he just tosses on whatever as fast as possible, shovels breakfast in his mouth and then rushes downstairs to play video games all day. His and his buddies' default fashion choice are jeans, high-tops and t-shirts that are hilariously "EXTREME!!!" in their graphic choices and font selections. Make sure your commitment to personal grooming is equally lackadaisical and be obsessed with playing Modern Warfare 2 as much as your mother will humanly let you and voila! Effortless chic, complete with effortless lifestyle!
Below, some boys t-shirts from Target. This is as much "fashion" as a nine-year old boy can stomach, plus kids' shirts are all cheap. (As a grown lady, I buy the larger sizes, which works for me, as I am not endowed with an ample bosom. If you can't cram your boobs into a kid-sized t-shirt, look for stuff with robots, dinosaurs, surfers, skaters or astronauts. Kiddos love astronauts. Or cram your boobs into an astronaut t-shirt anyway. I'm sure that works, too, on some level.)
This is my nephew Julian. T-shirt says it all!
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