Toying With Fashion

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If you know me very well, you know that I love all things avant-garde and eccentric. Whether it’s music, movies, fine art, or even fashion, I just can’t get enough. In this day and age, we need people who are willing to break the mold and step out into their own light. I’m not saying that everyone needs to be that way. Some people just don’t feel comfortable. On top of that, if everyone dressed in a way that was considered different, then it would just become the norm, defeating the purpose of dressing different in the first place.

I enjoy spending a lot of my time downtown. The area has come a long way in the past few years, and it has been really cool to see it flourish. I find it to be an ideal place for me to take pictures because there are so many people, and there are so many shops to visit. One of my favorite places to hang out downtown is the Central Market. I love that this place brings together so many different people from so many different walks of life. During the weekday, you’ll find more of the older crowd at market. On the weekend, you’ll find the younger, college student type crowd. Weekends are usually when I take most of my pictures.

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

About a week ago, my significant other and I went downtown for the day, enjoying the nice weather and soaking up the sun. We stopped at market to eat at one of our favorite food stands when I saw this fashionista’s outfit. I told my boyfriend to grab our food when our order was ready and I ran as fast as I could to get some pictures of this awesome outfit!

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

This outfit is really cool from far away, thanks in part to the bright colors. But when you get up closer, you see all the intricate details and get even more awe struck. The biggest and brightest piece of this outfit is obviously the button up. I love the “in your face” color scheme and the vintage cereal box print. It’s very reminiscent of the toywave movement that gained popularity last year, thanks in part to its creator, Tumblr user Nursary. I cannot help but smile when I see this button up; it is something that not everyone may feel comfortable wearing. If you’re daring enough to try, however, you’ll be the center of attention everywhere you go.

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

The creeper-esque red velvet shoes paired with the rainbow socks were a really great choice. Not only does it really add to this statement outfit, but it totally ties it all together. Like I mentioned in an earlier article, shoes can really make or break an outfit. In this fashionista’s case, the shoes really made the outfit. I think anything less than an eccentric, cool pair of shoes wouldn’t have been as effective. You already know that I would have totally worn these shoes!

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

Something I also really loved about this outfit was the eccentric accessories. The Viewmaster necklace is really cool! It keeps with the color scheme and adds to the toywave vibe. I was also a big fan of the egg earrings. They’re your basic earring shape with a really cool twist. They make a statement, without taking away from the outfit as a whole. The best accessory in this outfit though, was the blue clock backpack. If any of my readers have ever watched Yu-Gi-Oh, it reminds me of the card, “Time Wizard.” It’s the one part of the outfit that anybody and everybody could wear.

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

Toying With Fashion -- the child like movement in fashion | gutterfashion.com

What’s the most eccentric article of clothing you own? Is it something you wear a lot or something you wear only when you’re feeling really confident? Let me know in the comments below!

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