Be Fearless: Wear Stripes While Skateboarding

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Stripes and skateboarding have something in common – people fear them for no reason. I say be brave like Ana Laura Garcia from Buenos Aires in Argentina. She looks amazing in stripes especially as she airs over stairs. Check out her video for day and night clips.

When and where do you like to wear stripes? I agree with Teen Vogue that stripes are sporty check out their article for inspiration on how to wear stripes.

So till next time keep it fun and fashionable on and off the board!

Skateboarding Improves School Work?

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Stefani Nurding is a busy skateboarder – she’s also a model and artist. Since starting this blog I’ve been amazed at not only how many talented and stylish skateboarding girls there are but how many of those girls are multi-talented.

Before skateboarding, I played a little basketball but never had a sport per say. My parents encouraged me to be active and I heard that sports actually made you a better student. I just didn’t believe it.

Now that I’m an active skateboarder, I do see how it’s made me a better student. The proof: report cards which show an improvement, the number of days absent has gone down, and my parents don’t have to chase me down over homework. Why the improvement? I think it’s because skateboarding really has taught me the value of persistence, patience and practice.

I’m not saying I’m a model student, but I’m sure a lot more balanced than I was before skateboarding. So thank you to skateboarding for really making a positive difference in my life both on and off the board.

Enjoy Skateboarding

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This is an excellent picture of Audrey Berdar and I love her caption: “Get out there & enjoy the ride”.

I totally skateboard for fun, and while I work and hope to be a better skater, my happiness is not dependent on my skill level. I also believe that no matter what you’re wearing you look better when you’re smiling.

Keep sharing those pictures of having fun skating – they are after all the most fashionable pictures and what will inspire other girls to give skate boarding a try.

 

 

Skateboarding Ring 4 St. Patrick’s Day

The Claddagh ring represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. On this St. Patrick’s Day I’m wishing you all those blessings. As for skateboarding with rings – small, silver, and maybe layered is what I’m loving right now – till next time keep skating and keep it fashionable.
The Claddagh ring represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. On this St. Patrick’s Day I’m wishing you all those blessings.
As for skateboarding with rings – small, silver, and maybe layered is what I’m loving right now – till next time keep skating and keep it fashionable.

Show You Believe in Equality in Skateboarding

GN4LW stands for Girl is NOT a four letter word. They have a 2nd edition deck out with Dusters and I’m encouraging everyone to take a look. I’m digging it because the graphics are crisp, I’m loving the color scheme, and I 100% agree with the message.

People can argue with me all day on whether or not a skateboard deck is a fashion accessory. Truth is your deck is a way to express yourself and let others know what you value and believe in. When you ride a GN4LW board you’re letting the world know you believe in equality in skateboarding.

Positive messages are always in fashion. So the GN4LW gets my fashion seal of approval in both its black and white formats – maybe because summer is coming I’m loving the white brighter one just a little more.

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Girl Skateboarders Inspire Me

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Lorena Brown did not skateboard as a child she just decided as an adult to give it a try. I’m so glad she did and now she’s motivating others to start and keep skating.

“I’ve fallen countless times, getting all bloody and bruised. Fractured my wrist, rolled my ankle. I know it’s the name of the game and it’s been quite a journey so far. Sometimes I get frustrated because my body won’t do what I want it to do on the board then I see a child roll by and their ripping It’s been hard for sure for this 29 year old newbie BUT I’m no quitter!! I’m determined!! And the most important thing that brings me through is to just have fun!! Don’t give up on what makes you happy, no matter the struggle!!” – Lorena

Thanks Lorena – I’m glad you’re an inspiration & not a quitter – plus I love your style including those super cute sneakers!

Skateboarding Skirt

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Why wear a skirt skateboarding?  I don’t skateboard because I’m trying to be a boy – I’m a girl and I’m a proud girl. Skirts are fun and fashionable so why not wear one that is skate friendly. Here are my personal thoughts on what makes a skirt skate friendly.

If you’re planning on just cruising any skirt that allows you to push and doesn’t get stuck in wheels will work. If you’re more adventurous – I advise above the knee to allow for pushing.

I favor skater style over pencil style because a skater skirt will flow up & twirl not creep up & have to be pulled down. At least when I’m skating, I don’t want to be adjusting my skirt.

As for material, I’m aware latex is currently a fashion trend and that leather is always fashionable but for skating I prefer a lighter more breathable material like cotton.

I’m pro shorts or leggings under the skirt. Why wear a skirt if you’re already wearing shorts or leggings – style the skirt is a fashion statement. I’m not the only skirt loving fashionista click to read Teen Vogues Top 100 cute skirts for fall!

On or off the board wear what you want and stand proud.

Video on the skatingfashionista instagram.

Skateboarding in Yoga Clothes

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I am a fan of yoga and skateboarding. I think of skateboarding as rolling yoga. And yoga wear is fashionable. Yes, there are things to look out for like “see through” yoga pants and a crop top alone is probably inappropriate for school and any shorts can be too short, but overall yoga clothes are fashionable and comfortable.

I wear my yoga clothes skateboarding. Not only do they move with me without ripping they wick the sweat away. I do not know how material knows you are sweating. I just feel dry and look dry which is always fashionable.

As for cost – shop around – most expensive is not always most stylish. Yoga clothes can be mixed up with cute jeans or a cute top. It’s about feeling comfortable in your clothes & having fun. In this picture I’m wearing Onzie capris – pronounced Own-Zee – I love them for their style & I appreciate they are 100% made in the U.S. and ship worldwide. And yes it does get cold in San Diego so I have a sweatshirt on.

Skateboarding should free you physically, mentally and spiritually – make sure your clothes can do that too!

Skater Girl on the Edge

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There is nothing average about Tisha. The picture doesn’t do her justice – you have to go see the video of her owning the half pipe to see how much skill and fun she has on the edge. She’s a stylish shredder originally from Guam now chillin on the East Coast.

That’s just one of the awesome things about skateboarding – any person, any day, any country – have board can skate. And I would love to skate where Tisha is – this West Coast girl wants to visit the East Coast.

International Women’s Day

 

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Today March 8th is International Women’s Day for more information check out their site and below I’m sharing some important quotes.

“The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.”

I work for change by showing the positives – actual girls skateboarding – that doesn’t mean there’s equal numbers of girls at the skate parks but there are more girls skateboarding. That’s how I make a difference and I challenge all of you to make a difference too:

“So make a difference, think globally and act locally!! Make every day International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.”