I re-watched Lords Of Dogtown recently, and then in weird universe-gift fashion, I then was lucky enough to fly to LA with Vans for their Dogtown / Z-Boys retrospective event, BLACK RAINBOWS.

Both the film and the retrospective made me realise something – I would like to now channel my love of 70s fashion strictly into Californian Venice/Santa Monica skate style. Obviously for the die-hard skaters this just involved filthy jeans and Vans, all business. But in general the style was a bit of an edgier take on general American sun-soaked style.

For women, that looks like a blend of tomboy silhouettes like wide-leg jeans/overalls, crochet and summery halters. For dudes, you can’t go past Heath Ledger as Skip Engblom with his Hawaiian shirts and DGAF laid-back vibes:

But the Z-Boys themselves were all stripes, flannos and layering – here’s actual Jay Adams back in the day.

I’ve rounded up some stuff from the usuals if you’re keen to join me in cultivating this MOOD of an aesthetic.

VANS

Vans Anaheim Factory Era 95 DX Navy/Red, $119.99

ASOS

Monki Yoko Wide Leg Jeans, $80

GLUE STORE

Deus Palms Dean Shirt, $89.95

ROLLA’S

Eastcoast Flare in Brown Cord, $149.95

NASTY GAL

Crochet Daisy Top Co-Ord, $56

ROLLA’S

Denim Sherpa, $199.95

GENERAL PANTS

Insight Bulli Striped Tee, $59.95

GENERAL PANTS

Insight Evie Wide Leg Jean, $89.95

GENERAL PANTS

MISFIT Low Life T Shirt, $59.95

ABRAND JEANS

A Kim Coverall, $119.95

UNIVERSAL STORE

Levi’s 501 93 Straight Jean, $149.95

VANS

Vans Era in Navy, $109.99

AUGUSTE

Voyage Tee, $75

STUSSY

Leary Marl Socks, $24.95

NASTY GAL

Crochet Pattern Halter Dress, $90

ABRAND JEANS

A High Relaxed Short, $89.95

WRANGLER

Adder Tee, $59.95

THE ICONIC

The Wolf Gang El Sol Halter Top, $160

THRILLS

Poppy Haze Shirt, $89.99

WRANGLER

Garageland Shirt, $89.95

SPELL

Aurora Peasant Cropped Top, $159
Image: Lords Of Dogtown