Rainbow garments fill my wardrobe because color is comforting to me; it feels like a little reminder of my childhood.
One of my primary fashion guides is a mother-figure from my early childhood, Bessy. Bessy draped herself in blues, purples, greens, and yellows, her henna stained hair was a fiery red, and she wore teal eye liner with sparkles in her eyelids. Bessy’s house was decorated akin to the way she dressed; I remember the purple painted floor was bejewelled with glitter, and there were images of nature goddesses covering the walls. Bessy tie dyed her family’s white clothes, and consistently had multiple craft projects in progress. Growing up in this vibrant environment gave me a major appreciation for color, which remains influential in my color palate today!
Recently I have felt an urge to dress outside of my usual style "box". This drive to be creative has actually helped me come up with new favorite looks! For instance, I LOVE how this (mostly) monochromatic outfit turned out:
A good portion of my bottoms come from Miracle Eye. These JailBait Leggings were my first ever purchase from Miracle Eye!! This is like cruising down memory lane for me... :)
Even though this get up is lacking in the pigment department, I am totally into it. This freakin' rad graphic tee (handmade by Pantainanas) was what set this whole outfit into motion. When I picked out to wear my With Lavender & Lace mini bows I thought I'd go for a playful vibe (really into dressing as a 3 year old lately!!) by adding my super cuuuute Vinca white li'l bunny earrings. Throwing on my slip on sneakers (with black/white checkered laces, duh!) just seemed like an obvious choice... Then, voila'! This outfit came into being.
Don't be afraid to experiment with a variety of styles - you might be surprised at how much you enjoy what you come up with!!— Isabel Hendrix (@Isabel_Hendrix) June 21, 2015