3 Stripes, We're Out

Monday, July 27, 2015

This set is actually from a few weeks back, when I had the chance to work with one of my favorite little kittens. Our schedules rarely link up but any time I get with her is much appreciated. It's both important and rare for a photographer and subject to have great chemistry together, and I felt that as well as a mutual respect right off the bat with this lil cat. We shot this casual fit that's perfect for those sweaty summer days out nearby my old neighborhood in South SF where she currently puts in werk. You can't go wrong with the brand with three stripes!

Chemistry is a subject that is still applicable almost everywhere in our lives. Just not necessarily the way we were taught back in high school. It's necessary for a team to mesh well and come together to produce a great end-product. It's necessary for lasting friendships and relationships to form and grow. It's necessary when two creators come together on a project with visibly pleasing results. And of course, it's necessary when it comes to all the unique elements of an outfit.

Even when it comes to the simplest or most relaxed of fits, it makes a world's difference to make sure every piece fits together as perfectly as puzzle pieces. This outfit is a decent example of a quick but put-together fit I'd throw together for a very casual day out, such as one filled with errands.

This top was a rare find at a local thrift store which I pulled off the racks with such a quickness that I almost pushed the rest of the clothes over. I loved the bright colors and unique speckle pattern, and I automatically thought up infinite ways to wear it. For this quick fit I paired it with my acid wash cut-offs and threw on a two-toned fedora. To tap things off I paired the look with my favorite American Apparel lace-up leather oxfords, and kept the shade at bay in some pink/orange reflective sunnies.

Personally I always like to put together a fit I'd be proud of, even if it's a quickie. Not even for others, but just for myself—my form of expression, my creative outlet. My form of art & storytelling. A reflection of my mood, my character for the day. I've always loved playing dress-up and creating my own stories through my wardrobe, and I adore that blogging gives me a chance to do so professionally. As Vivienne Westwood said, "you have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes." And who knows, you never know what characters you might meat along the way. ;)

Photographed by Melissa Catahan (@misacat_ / tumblr)

Adidas Shirt—Thrifted, Crossroads
Acid Wash Shorts—H&M
Lace-Up Oxfords—American Apparel
Sunnies, Hat—Forever XXI

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