Written by S. Renee
Party On: Spring Break Fashion Inspired by the movie “SPRING BREAKERS”
“Spring Break Forever” was the theme echoed throughout the timely film “Spring Breakers,” starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson, releasing in theaters nationwide March 22nd. In true “Girls Gone Wild” fashion, Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith save up enough money to leave their small town, dorm life existence for a run in the “real world, (which, at the tender age of 21, equals chasing fun, sun, booze and boys). But when these ladies come across their fair share of sketchy dealings, (singing along to a Britney Spears ballad with a white, grilled-out gangster rapper named Alien while wearing a ski mask and dancing with a machine gun confirms my idea of “sketchy), they get a taste of how “real” life can actually get.
In addition to the theme of invincibility aggressively portrayed by all the characters, at the foundation of the films’ infrastructure runs another theme that courses through the movie like wildfire: clothes are overrated. Spring break staples, bikini’s, tankini’s, and the ever-so-popular “naked-ini’s,” show up and show out, in every color, style and material possible. What made the wardrobe interesting, though, was the “beach meets the hood” collaboration sported by the films leading ladies. Bikini’s, mixed with oversized skullies, sweatpants and Nike dunks, was the “OOTD” everyday in St. Pete’s, which, given the series of unfortunate events the girls find themselves in, was highly appropriate (literally running from trouble could be another concurrent theme in this one).
For the hoards of spring breakers already hitting the beaches this spring (or planning to), life is but a dream, and their 5-7 day reality looks peachy through the bottom of an empty Corona bottle. Suitcases filled with anticipation often leave with empty pockets, abused livers, and the occasional broken bone or story of a night in a holding cell. Most will be dressed the part, but let’s just hope your spring break doesn’t turn out like the movie…not everyone can rock a bikini and a skully over their face while waving a .44 and yelling “get down on the floor!” and still be cute. I’m just sayin’…