Girl In A Shirt: Denise Schaefer

Model: Denise Schaefer // Photos: Corey Wilson // Hair & Makeup: @heatherroseharris

“They just want to be left alone.”

“I think you’re wrong.”

“Really? You think girls actually want guys to bother them while they’re at the beach?”

“I’m not saying pull the headphones from her ears and ask for her number while she’s taking a nap. But you’ve got to think about why they’re there.”

“To study, hang out with their girlfriends, get some sun.”

“What, there’s no sun in their backyard? At the pool? At the lake? They’re at the beach because they want to be a part of the beach scene, of surf culture. If they weren’t attracted to that they’d be somewhere with easier parking. And there’s a reason nobody talks about ‘pool culture.’”

“Maybe you’re right. But how do you approach them? It’s just so daylight at the beach. Everyone can see if they shut you down.”

“How do you approach any girl, anywhere? Just man up and introduce yourself.”

“Easier said than done.”

“What’s the worst that can happen? If she’s icy then you just excuse yourself and go surfing. It’s not like you went to the beach to hit on girls, anyway.”