Alright, since no one else is gonna say it.. I will. Did we even get a spring this year? It’s June and I’m still waiting on the weather to give me some rain to do Chicago fashion photoshoots in. It’s June. Anyway, I asked because this ClaustroClothic was supposed to be a look for the spring.. I had a shoot for it and everything.. Yet spring never came. Call that Chicago fashion.
ClaustroClothic #25: Teal
What inspired this look?
So much has changed since my last ClaustroClothic. I moved house, I fell in love, Liberation by Christina Aguilera came out, I gained two new business partners and I changed my hair.. I had never dared to venture into pink.. Yet, this transition called for something new.. Something vibrant.. Something fresh. The blooming of all these things in my life called for a splash of color in my life.
Why Label This Look Chicago Fashion specifically?
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, I always thought Chicago fashion.. at least in the streets was about coordinating. A lot of people on the south side spent time in the store matching their fitted to their shoes to their shirt.
That was Chicago fashion to me. I didn’t go to Chicago Fashion week, I didn’t spend time in fashion school.. I just looked at what was around me. It was all about coordination. So when I got older.. I knew that’s what I wanted to take away from my city as far as fashion.. I wanted to be coordinated.
Top to bottom, everything has to match!
What’s your favorite part of this outfit?
*pulls out foghorn* Let. Me. Tell. You!
Teal is life, teal is love, teal is the last color Shop Kinky Girly released before the owner blew my mind with a brand new vegan collection. Some say mint, some say teal, whatever it is, I’m wearing it!
This one in particular is the Valentina Harness. I love it because it has so many different adjustable straps, kinda like the Dita but a little more subtle. The neck strap sold me. It’s like wearing a collar and a harness at the same time.
Well, that’s it!
Stay tuned. I’ll be serving a pink look next that I can’t wait for you to see. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram to see outfits I put together daily.