The things I love most about fashion are all of the differing styles you find in so many parts of the world. In bigger cities, you’re more likely to find a larger portion of the population sporting more eccentric and eclectic looks. You can go to an art district in the city and find all kinds of styles, many of them being the things Gutterfashion is all about. In smaller cities, you will more often than not find a collective or similar style amongst the population. That isn’t to say there aren’t people in a small city who dress differently than those around them (look at me). Some cultures even have strict rules as to what is okay and what is not when it comes to the way you dress in public. It truly depends on where you were born and raised. Always remember to celebrate different styles and never put someone down because the way they dress isn’t your “thing.”
This week’s look is an entirely second hand look, although only one of the pieces I’m wearing was picked this week. I have been trying to visit more second hand stores that aren’t specifically thrift stores. I’m finding it’s easier to get some great vintage second hand pieces when you’re shopping at a location that has curated every article of clothing. Another cool thing is that you get to discover someone else’s tastes and find a common ground with them, possibly making a new friend in the process.
My vintage button up that I’m wearing is certainly going to become a new favorite piece. I picked it up at a local vintage shop (check out Gutterfashion’s Instagram if you want to know where) and do not regret it at all. This is a very versatile piece that can be worn with so many things. Wearing a button up unbuttoned is the most common way to wear one, but I’ve noticed a lot of people tying them around their waists these days. The pattern running across the button up has a bleached feel to it and I can’t get enough of it. There’s something so nostalgic about bleaching your clothing on purpose.
I’m not sure if I talked about it in one of my earlier posts (I think it may have been my very first) but this cigarette burnt bingo shirt is the coolest thing I’ve ever created. I drew my inspiration from a Tumblr user whom I follow, who was rocking a similarly styled shirt. This shirt is something that is very different and isn’t a common style you’d see on the street. The shirt is so tacky, looking like something a grandparent would wear, but the burns on it turn it into a completely different garment. It’s not something that many would choose to sport, but can become something cool if you so choose to wear it.
You may notice that these distressed jeans look very familiar. That’s because they’re the relative of another pair of jeans I own. I got these at the same thrift store during the same trip as I did the other ones. I believe that one can never own enough distressed clothing. Cohesiveness is important in an outfit and this one is no different. The bleached effect on the jeans compliments the button up in a way that really ties the outfit together. These jeans fit perfectly; I hope that I don’t ever have that moment where they don’t fit nicely anymore. I’m becoming very attached to these jeans!
So, how do you feel about this outfit? Is it a shining star or just another page in a boring and awful book? Would you wear this outfit? Let me know in the comments below!