Today I spent $11 on a magazine with Young Thug in a dress in it.
What can I say? *I'm a very fiscally responsible young adult. I also can't think of any more clever titles about black and white dressing. But nonetheless, expensive literature and my limited brain are not the real prompts of this blog post, the real prompt is that of streetwear being universal.
Today I headed to Seattle with one of my friends from FIDM and was pleasantly surprised to find we had dressed in a similar aesthetic. Black and white and fairly minimalist. What was even better was that her mesh jersey was from one of my favorite streetwear stores on Fairfax in Los Angeles, appropriately named Dope, and we were heading to one of Seattle's best streetwear shops, Alive & Well. After grabbing a logo t-shirt there for someone back in CA (ahem I hope you read this), I also picked up a Seattle cap and threw it on for the rest of the day.
Maybe its because we had on similar outfits, or because I've attained a new appreciation for smaller shops over the past years, I then had a little realization. No matter what part of the country you live in, streetwear plays a huge part in bringing culture and fashion together in a very wearable and (usually) unpretentious way, and that's truly dope.
* You also have to admit a trap artist in a pink tutu is sort of iconic, actually very iconic.
Ps. Be sure to check out Alive & Well the next time you're in the Seattle area!