Put Your Graffiti on Me

Top: Romance was Born // Pants: Zanerobe // Shoes: Prabal Gurung x Target // Hat: Street Artist Christian Hooker // Body Chain: Boera // Watch: Movado

Oh but to dress in men’s clothing everyday...I’m going to let you SoCal Westsiders in on my favorite little secret. Tucked away on Abbot Kinney Blvd is the best boutique of Australian brands you’ve ever seen. Aust is my official “Home Away From Home” (and those who can’t make the cross-country trek are lucky enough to have wifi). Whenever I am in a pinch or just feel like shopping, it is my go-to. I’ve literally wiped out their Zanerobe collection for one of the bands I dress and often have to talk myself out of the men’s section, which is where I found yet another pair of the perfect drop-crotch pants...this time in mesh.

When I’m wearing something from the dude’s department, I usually try to lady-up the look with a heel and in this case a colorful crop (also from Aust). This printed top by Romance was Born is on the super cropped side because…summer in October, but I am pretty excited to see longer versions in the stores that are more acceptable for low-key nights out. While I love a skirt as much as the next person, lately I have been into anything that allows me to go a little more street with a snapback or pullover. This particular hat is from street artist Christian Hooker (hence the script-no, I am not an advertising hook) and comes in all sorts of colors including black on black for all you undercover emos out there. I always wear my staple accessories (including the Movado watch and surplus of turquoise rings) but added a body chain because, why wouldn’t I?

images by Allen Zaki