A Chicago Insider On What To Wear, Eat & Do

Garnering over 44k followers on Instagram, Kayleigh Li offers her audience a glimpse of Chicago from the eyes of a fashion insider, with stylish flat-lays and considered outfits to inspire. Looking to luxury brands like #brandtotrust Loewe, Chloe and Helmut Lang she favours a minimalists style but with the edge of someone living in one of the biggest American cities. Here, we quiz her on her style and thoughts on positive fashion… 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

Chic, minimalistic with a glimpse of masculine ambience

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON EARTH-FRIENDLY FASHION, HOW DO YOU TRY AND INCORPORATE THIS INTO YOUR WARDROBE?

Totally in for it. I always like to mix and match my clothing and make sure they’re not just worn once and thrown away. I either donate pieces that I’m no longer wearing for a long time to charities or wear them on rotation.

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR STYLE?

I get inspiration from everyday life, especially from random people I see or meet.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE CHICAGO’S STYLE SCENE?

Casual, practical most of the time.

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO SHOP IN YOUR CITY?

I visit a lot of furniture stores in Chicago, not too many fashion stores though. I normally shop online. Furniture shopping is one of my favorite things to do over the weekend.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY IN TOWN?

Wake up at 10am.
Get refreshed with my favorite skincare products, get dressed and of course, my favorite lip stick and blush on.
Eat brunch with friends.
Furniture shopping in the afternoon and content shooting for instagram.
Dinner with friends or family.
Movies in the pm.

HOW DO YOU PLAN YOUR LOOKS FOR TRAVEL?

 I would make sure my style while traveling fit the vibes of the places I’m visiting.  Accessories is also key to the overall styling, to look presented.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE YOU’VE VISITED?

Hawaii. Dreamland.

IF YOU COULD PICK 3 PIECES FROM OUR #BRANDSTOTRUST, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

  1. PLUNGE ONE PIECE – BODAS 
    Olive (or green in general) has always been one of my favorite colors. It reminds of the time I spent on Big Island of Hawaii and endless forests which I love. This specific swimsuit also speaks to me with its retro, simple yet classy design.

2.  JANE BAG – GABRIELA HEARST
           This one has been on my radar for a while. Uniqueness in design and fabric quality are two things I pay the most attention to when picking a new bag, and this bag obviously has it all.

3. OFF-THE-SHOULDER COTTON POPLIN GOWN – LOEWE
          Off-shoulder, off-shoulder, and off-shoulder. I can never get tired of off-shoulder pieces in summer time. It’s elegant, chic and easy to wear at the same time.

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