Street Style: The Art of Play

By Kestrel Jenkins

inspiration: Channeling Playtime

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.” -Earl Nightingale 

This month our style icon Bianca helps remind us of the value in enjoying the moments and remembering to “play” and connect with our inner youthful selves. She shares her thoughts and how spending quality time with her next door neighbor brings her pure joy ::

“It can be so easy as an adult to get caught up in the “seriousness” of our everyday lives, work and responsibilities, that we forget that we are human, that we naturally crave fun, freedom and adventure, and that we are all fundamentally kids at heart. 

One of the things Skylar reminds me to do more in my life is to play! I try to create healthy play by letting my inner child run free for at least an hour each day. I’ll dance wildly to my favorite music, go running barefoot in the grass, practice yoga, splash in puddles, or take a hike in the woods. Relaxing and having fun makes me feel happy, alive and free. I also love to play with my fashion style – from haute couture to sporty – embracing a range of emotions with the palette of my wardrobe. To me, this is the essence of creativity.”

Pants (made of cotton, swapped)
Jacket (vegan leather, thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co.)
Shoes (Converse All Stars, reused)
Top (by Indigenous Designs, fair trade and organic cotton)

photos by Edgar Artiga



Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.


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