Simply Street | Redefining Streetwear for Women

May 21, 2015

"Still sporty, still casual, still has a ton of attitude. But different. Different because my streetwear can be worn in a casual office, a party, and on the street. Different because it can intrigue many other categories as it teases with themes from different genres. Different because it doesn't need to explain itself to anyone with it's subtle boldness. This surely isn't my first time expressing my passion for streetwear but I am excited to help, along with other notable streetwear women in the game, to redefine this category."



Mesh Zip-Tail Tee - Threadworkshop Co. // White Boyfriend Denim - Zara // Necklace (similar) - Robyn Rhodes // Twisted Roller Buckle - Joanna Maxham // Gold Pumps - Valentino

If I can categorize my style into one particular genre, like a gun was pulled to my head (because I hate this question), I would say it is streetwear. I think that streetwear had a rise and a fall and now it's beginning to slowly rise again with an injection of creativity. Streetwear has its own distinct characteristics that exude a casual effortless cool that only a child of the street can conjure up. In the past, streetwear was heavily dominated by sneaker culture and men. It currently is dominated by men but I'd like to see that open up. Open up for women and different stylistic takes. 

I take streetwear and add my own personal anecdotes and touch to it. I like to add clean lines and femininity to it. I am not your traditional streetwear girl. I am quite frankly pulling the threads of streetwear and adding some sophistication to it. And by sophistication, I do not mean by only wearing luxury brands. It's the combination and the execution that is different. All in all, it's much more approachable as well. Still sporty, still casual, still has a ton of attitude. But different. Different because my streetwear can be worn in a casual office, a party, and on the street. Different because it can intrigue many other categories as it teases with themes from different genres. Different because it doesn't need to explain itself to anyone with it's subtle boldness. This surely isn't my first time expressing my passion for streetwear but I am excited to help, along with other notable streetwear women in the game, to redefine this category.

This is quite important to me because it's like finding out your favorite type of pie. I've evolved into myself. And I am sitting here and sharing with you what I have come to learn about myself. Style is an expression and it encourages you to explore all these paths until you find something you can possibly share with many but you will always make your own. Just like the idea of a "careers", some people know since they were young while others spend most of their lives trying to figure out what they want to do. It sure feels good when you find it though.


Photos by Lui Val
 

"Still sporty, still casual, still has a ton of attitude. But different. Different because my streetwear can be worn in a casual office, a party, and on the street. Different because it can intrigue many other categories as it teases with themes from different genres. Different because it doesn't need to explain itself to anyone with it's subtle boldness. This surely isn't my first time expressing my passion for streetwear but I…
"Still sporty, still casual, still has a ton of attitude. But different. Different because my streetwear can be worn in a casual office, a party, and on the street. Different because it can intrigue many other categories as it teases with themes from different genres. Different because it doesn't need to explain itself to anyone with it's subtle boldness. This surely isn't my first time expressing my passion for streetwear but I am excited to help, along with other notable streetwear women in the game, to redefine this category."



Mesh Zip-Tail Tee - Threadworkshop Co. // White Boyfriend Denim - Zara // Necklace (similar) - Robyn Rhodes // Twisted Roller Buckle - Joanna Maxham // Gold Pumps - Valentino

If I can categorize my style into one particular genre, like a gun was pulled to my head (because I hate this question), I would say it is streetwear. I think that streetwear had a rise and a fall and now it's beginning to slowly rise again with an injection of creativity. Streetwear has its own distinct characteristics that exude a casual effortless cool that only a child of the street can conjure up. In the past, streetwear was heavily dominated by sneaker culture and men. It currently is dominated by men but I'd like to see that open up. Open up for women and different stylistic takes. 

I take streetwear and add my own personal anecdotes and touch to it. I like to add clean lines and femininity to it. I am not your traditional streetwear girl. I am quite frankly pulling the threads of streetwear and adding some sophistication to it. And by sophistication, I do not mean by only wearing luxury brands. It's the combination and the execution that is different. All in all, it's much more approachable as well. Still sporty, still casual, still has a ton of attitude. But different. Different because my streetwear can be worn in a casual office, a party, and on the street. Different because it can intrigue many other categories as it teases with themes from different genres. Different because it doesn't need to explain itself to anyone with it's subtle boldness. This surely isn't my first time expressing my passion for streetwear but I am excited to help, along with other notable streetwear women in the game, to redefine this category.

This is quite important to me because it's like finding out your favorite type of pie. I've evolved into myself. And I am sitting here and sharing with you what I have come to learn about myself. Style is an expression and it encourages you to explore all these paths until you find something you can possibly share with many but you will always make your own. Just like the idea of a "careers", some people know since they were young while others spend most of their lives trying to figure out what they want to do. It sure feels good when you find it though.


Photos by Lui Val