One of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received was a commentary on how original my style was. Phrased differently, my friend compared me to other girls she sees around whom she categorizes as ‘trying too hard’ or ‘straight off the mannequin’. This is not a written work of raising my own ego, but it’s an encouragement to finding your own style. I think that what withholds some from reaching this objective is taking inspiration too literally. Generally speaking, art is created from inspiration but to truly be a unique artist, one must not mimic but rather interpret and translate. One must ask, “What do I want to take away from this work of art and translate it into my own?” It is in finding your own style that it becomes so rewarding because it will always feel good to live in your own skin.
I take inspiration from all mediums of art and the more I dive into this world, the better I understand myself: preferences and all. In today’s world, social media makes it so easy to access all different kinds of art that inspiration can be found in the click of a button. One of my favourite sources for fashion is Japanese street style. It is ever so effortless but one-of-a-kind. So this is my take on it and since it’s snowing, there’s a hint of Canadian vibe. Due to my thirst for adventure and my longing desire to escape the cold, please take me to Harajuku!
Quick tip: Stop thinking! Sometimes, just going with your instincts and dressing according to your mood makes for the best outfits.
Photography by Kristine Vasquez
Hat: Free People (similar here)
Turtleneck: Winners (similar here)
Skirt: Thrifted (similar here)
Espadrilles: Nine West (similar here)