Every generation’s teenager has different personalities. Today’s teens come from the generation that grew up playing their parents’ mobile phones and tablets, the generation that spends a lot of time on YouTube and Snapchat, the generation of “woke” and equality. Gen Z.
But much like their predecessors, they speak their own language, write their own rules, and wear outfits two years before they become trendy.
In celebration of this pioneering individuals, a fashion label created a special collection consisting of “trends that haven’t even become trends yet.”
Bershka calls it BSK―pieces great for skate parks, schoolyards after hours, hanging with friends.
The vibe is relaxed and put together, kind of like you didn’t study for the test but aced it anyway. These are the styles one can literally throw on in the morning and look amazing in the whole day.
For girls, BSK goes all in on showing off that slice of skin above their jeans and below their shirt. All hail the midriff, basically. Crop-tops are mega, and the more cropped the better. Case in point is the ultra-cropped sweat with its surfer vibes, worn with a so-pretty-it’s-edgy floral print skirt.
Ensembles ready for hanging out include a skate-style crop-top with graffiti print paired with lilac trousers (and BYO board), lime green romper with punk-inspired chunky boots, and white tee and denim Bermuda shorts with a set of iconic flame-print sneakers.
Other major looks for girls feature souvenir shirts―menswear style with short sleeves and old-school prints, like something dads might bring back from vacay. Work them with denim shorts, a crocheted crop-top, and seashell choker and, voila! A trend is born!
Knit tops and seashells are all tapping into the ‘60s and ‘70s vibes. Also in the mix are tie-dye flared trousers and denim shorts, knitted Bardot tops and mini dresses, but revamped for the pulse of today, with chunky platform sneaks, micro-sunnies and silver chains, mixing up the decades and giving them a new-age spin.
The ‘90s nostalgia goes on with looks featuring denim dungarees, halter tops and bucket hats, and bike shorts worn with an oversized tee, but BSK keeps it “next gen” with extra-sporty high-octane colors, reflective detailing and the latest chunky trek sandals.
Styles also take a trip to Miami with a total-white look including a souvenir Miami tee, white cargos, and kicks with neon bits. Gray tracksuit shorts worn with a flower print asymmetric top are great for lounging. And a workwear-style romper taps into the safari trend but freshens up with sporty accessories.
Sure, Gen Z is too young to remember the early 2000s but that doesn’t stop them completely owning the style. Check out the Too Fast Too Furious tee, matched with bandana print flares―worn like everyone’s watching.
Bershka is located at Glorietta 2, SM Aura Premier, Mega Fashion Hall, and Ayala Center Cebu.
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