& we’re back with a BANG! I cannot ‘Express’ how excited I am to show you guys this editorial. My LA photographer & long time friend Caitlin Harroun & I took to the busy streets of Times Square to capture one of the most vivid outfits I’ve ever styled. Even though I have a love-hate relationship with this part of town it was the perfect backdrop for such a monochromatic look. After all, if you can stand out here, you can stand out anywhere.
I want to talk about risks for a second. As a digital influencer I feel like it’s easy to assume the ‘safe’ route when showcasing outfits to earn likability & relevance. But whatever happened to taking risks, thinking outside the box and trying something new? I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve stalled my style game this past year to focus on travel content but this monochromatic outfit has inspired me to new levels again. I need to jump back in head first, going with my gut & showcasing some new fresh ideas. All cards on the table people! No one got anywhere while playing it safe.
Segueing in the outfit itself, I must point out that these pieces are all separates! so if you’re looking for “that Express red suit” then look again & use my links above. Monochromatic is a very bold statement and depending on the event or situation it could be a home-run. Before deciding that red was the winner, I debated between maroon & cobalt blue as well. Express has a lot of fun summer-autumn transition colors so make sure to check out all your options HERE.
photography: Caitlin Harroun
Art direction, editing & model: Adam Gallagher