Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's a Snapback Thing


Hello there, hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas season! 
Today's post is "oh, surprise" an outfit post (which is pretty rare on my blog). It's all about the snapback this time... an accessory that makes me feel quite ambivalent. You wanna know why?
First of all, I still have that stereotypical "snapback-wearer" in mind... a guy from the Bronx (like me!), most likely a hip hop kid, wearing low cut jeans, bold jewelry and Jordan's (or whatever the hottest sneaker is) - an ultra cool guy rappin' his way through the New Yorker streets thinking he is the s**t. Incredible badass guys such as Lil Wayne or Jay Z - that's what I think of when I hear the word "snapback".
As you all know I have spent a long time in New York City and also my entire summer 2013 on Mallorca. After traveling back and forth between Germany, the States and Spain this year I have come to the conclusion: SNAPBACKS ARE EVERYWHERE! 
Any skinny New Yorker model is most often missing a bra, but never a snapback. When I went to a Tyga concert at the beginning of this year, every single male person in the club was wearing that kind of cap, however, they were mostly 17 years old and had no idea what exactly Tyga was singing there. On Mallorca my jaw dropped when I saw 11 year-old kids passing by on the "very touristy" boardwalk, all rocking a snapback. No matter whether it said "I love my haters" (that's surely a great one for a 9 year-old), "Dope", "YMCMB" or simply "Miami Heat". See, I had no idea what Miami Heat was before I came to NYC, I never watched basketball when I grew up in Germany, neither did I know what YMCMB stands for - how would a cute kid know the exact meaning of what's on top of his head?
I'm kinda done with this cap, in my opinion there are very few people who look authentic and cool when wearing snapbacks. Some of them I met in NYC, some of them have a true hip hop soul such as one of my favorite bloggers, Vanessa of  kugelrum.com. I'm not even sure if that includes me :-D
I was so proud when I bought my very own first black and pink Yankee hat at the Times Square Foot Locker store in New York last year. I felt cool, you know gangsta-like cool. But after I've seen all these peeps with snapbacks, I'm not really that much into it anymore.
However, enjoy these pics of me rocking my "whatever-you-wanna-call-it-style"! Have a great weekend, xoxo






18 comments:

  1. Amazing outfit, you look gorgeous darling <3

    Have a great weekend,

    kisses

    Matea

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  2. I like your coat!
    xoxo
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  3. Welcome back! :-) Thank you for your lovely comments as usual on my blog. I wore the dress on Thursday night - was perfect for partying all night long
    So my friend will be moving to New York next year which means I can finally go and see what the fuss is all about ;-)
    I see what you mean about snapbacks, they are cool on the right person but children wearing them is strange! It really suits you esp with this outfit, love the leather shorts too.

    Hope all is going well with your studies, my camera broke so finding it hard to try and blog atm :-( x

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  4. very cool street fashion look!

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  5. cute look!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  6. Loving your jacket and shirt! Great outfit! Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo

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  7. You look awesome, this is a really cool look. I would love to be able to pull this style off! xx

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  8. You have such a cool look, I love it! The hat looks cute on you :) xx

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  9. You look amazing! That hat looks so cool on you!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  10. Great Blog! :-) I really like the pictures.
    Hugs from germany xx

    Check out my new OUTFIT post :-)

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  11. "Missing a bra, but never a snapback" - großartig! Erstmal natürlich danke fürs Verlinken und die lobenden Worte ;) Mich stört das bei Sneakern mehr als bei Caps, wenn das ein oder andere Modell plötzlich zum Trend mutiert. Erst wirste gefragt ob du grad auf dem Weg zum Joggen bist, dann rennt jedes Perlenohrringmädchen ebenfalls mit Air Max rum... Ich find die Snapback bei dir cool, passt auf jeden Fall zum "urban" Look! :) ♡

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  12. Lovely sport look :) Like your sneakers I have no Aldo in my city :( Love the shop!!! You don´t follow me yet via Google Friend Connect? :((
    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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  13. awesome urban style look, the snapback fits perfectly with the look.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  14. simply lovely and very cute ! however chic :) ♥

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  15. Hello! Great :) I find you post very interesting)

    Lets follow each other on GFC?
    CENTRAL STREET

    Madina

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  16. Hi liebe Laura, Du schaust aber auch super cool aus mit Deinem Cap, gut, dass Du Dich inspirieren hast lassen! Ich habe mir auch kürzlich eines zugelegt und fühle mich sehr "interessant" damit. Natürlich ist Dein ganzer Look wieder genial <3 Hoffe Dir geht es so weit gut, hab mich sehr gefreut, dass Du bei mir vorbei geschaut hast!

    Alles Liebe, ein großzügiges Christkind und eine tolle Weihnachtszeit wünscht Dir von Herzen, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  17. Haha, I love the models missing a bra but never a snapback. I don't think these caps have caught on as much in Seattle, but I definitely see them in NY and LA! I think it's such a cool fresh accessory. And I love how you styled the rest of the outfit. Those pleather shorts are amazing!!! This definitely screams fresh street style. Love that you posted an outfit post : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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