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Inspiration: Indonesia Part II

Little known fact: Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world! Despite its overwhelming heat and humidity (96%….ouch!), it’s appropriate to cover your shoulders and legs while in the city.  Because of the intense mugginess, that meant lots of drapey layers, which ended up being rather comfortable.  I was wearing relaxed and loose clothing that I practically could have been sleeping in, so I coined the term PJ chic!

Since being back from Indonesia I have certainly continued to embrace this PJ chic attire.  I try to stay away from over-patterned, bright harem pants because they are hard to pair with sophisticated tops and jackets, so neutrals are the way to go (if you don’t want to look like MC Hammer, that is).

So my advice for wearing easy lounge pants that you can convert to a more formal setting?  Keep them neutral, and try to stay away from crazy patterns.  I always like wearing mine with booties, but you can also spice them up with chunky heels for a boho vibe.  I own the Talula pants posted above in black, and I kid you not, I wore them for 3 days straight after buying them.  They are unbelievably comfortable, and they hit the ankle at just the right spot! Here are a few of my other favorites:

I promise, once you start wearing these pants, you’ll want to say sayonara to your jeans!

– Kasey

Above: Talula Los Feliz Pant

Catherine Malandrino – Gisella High-Waist Harem Pants

Loft – Lou & Grey Linen Drawstring Pants

Let’s Get Started

Happy Sunday from my bed!

My name is Kasey, and I am a Los Angeles native, born and raised.  I’m an enthusiast of all things fashion and style, and I am a firm believer that inspiration can be found in all places!

My mom told me that I started dressing myself before I could walk.  So at the age of thirteen when I had the epiphany that I wanted to become a part of the grand world of fashion, my mom wasn’t surprised at all.  I’m currently studying cultural anthropology and sociology.  So how do fashion and anthropology tie together you ask?  Culture shapes what we do each day, which includes what we’re wearing while we’re doing it.  Our identity is our own personal culture, which contributes to the larger category of fashion culture.  So in a sense, our daily clothing choices are shaping not only our personal identity, but the vast, stunning array of fashion that exists in the world.

As a self-proclaimed global citizen I’m aware of the socioeconomic situations of undeveloped and underdeveloped countries. (It’s practically what my anthropology degree is based around.)  So I try to search for jewelry and clothing that contributes to these countries in some way.  I love buying garments and goods that are created by artisans around the world – it’s an uncomplicated way to make an impact on a person’s life!

I’ll be sending information your way about global market fashion companies, what they’re selling, and how you can wear it, as well as street style that inspires me.

Stay tuned for some fashion fun!