Seapunk – It’s This Thing

Seapunk is this fashion style/trend/lifestyle/I don’t know, it’s cute. Supposedly it started from a girl who dreamed of a leather jacket with barnacles instead of studs (@lilinternet). It also is influenced by Hipster Ariel, a meme that simply involved someone putting thick frame glasses on The Little Mermaid. So simple, so brilliant:

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So brilliant and cute, that people dressed like her for Halloween:

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Then it evolved into every day wear for the more outlandish:

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You’ve got to have lots of turquoise. Which is the hardest color to keep in your hair, of course. Charlotte Free busted on the modeling scene years ago because of her hot pink hair, this is a great Seapunk look:

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You don’t have to go completely counterculture to wear this trend, though. This is a great dress for more fancy occasions, I’d wear lots of pearls with it: wedding seapunk

Some pretty heels in acceptable Seapunk colors, beige for sand, you know: lovely heels

Hologram is also a MUST. Blumarine had a hologram theme for their Fall 2012 line:

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Or my backpack, it’s available at Urban Outfitters: holographic backpack

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Of course, if you want to go all out, just model yourself after this queen of the seastreets that Humans of New York caught today (inspiring me to write this):

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Have fun with it! I’m going pretty turquoise and light pink soon. It will probably last two weeks, but those will be a great two weeks. For an extensive history of the OG seapunks, check out this Vice article

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Hunters Sign with Mom+Pop Records- Band to Watch

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Hunters are a rowdy group from Brooklyn who just signed with Mom+Pop Records and are already opening for JEFF the Brotherhood, a personal favorite of mine. Listen to their 5 song EP, it gets better and better song by song, fuzzy rock that is reminiscent of Sonic Youth in a way, and the tracks progressively build until track 5 is just full blast. Love the alternating vocals, reminds me of the angel and devil screeching in each ear. As soon as they start, they light the stage up. And why yes, I do love her hair.

great live video of “Deadbeat” and tour dates

hear their EP free or buy