Antwerpian Streets of Colour

platform white converse shoes asos graffiti

Antwerp graffiti street

Street clothing shop antwerp colourful

Antwerp bench street shop blowup Buff Monster up ice cream

My Lazy Oaf bag found a friend!

yellow colourful bicycle Antwerp

Just last week I was chilling out, absorbing the atmosphere of Belgium’s Antwerp – a city that I was told was really exciting and, more deserving but less hyped than Berlin. I definitely preferred it to Berlin which I felt was a bit too ‘gritty’ and big! Antwerp was perfect, a small city where you could stroll amongst blossom and look ‘cutesie’ and then right round the corner look ‘urban’ in trainers amongst all the youthful street/sports style shops. I loved Kammenstraat and fit in just right with all my bright colours! This was the day that me and my best friend visited the more indie and fashiony south west area. We popped into the RA - an amazing artistically bodged-together looking gallery, fashion and book shop with healthy restaurant. I didn’t eat there but would not have said no to lying in a bunk bed munching their delicacies!

Antwerp street graffiti

Ice cream statue model street Antwerp

louise gray NEWGEN t-shirt Asos trainers New look leggings

painted wall jump

T-shirt – Louise Gray for NEWGEN / Leggings – New Look – Trainers – ASOS / Moustache Ring – Cherry Humbug (only £7!!) / Hat – Rokit Vintage

the RA museum shop antwerp restaurant

The RA restaurant

Antwerp Chairs furniture vintage shop

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6 Responses to Antwerpian Streets of Colour

  1. I love the way in all of your shots the colours just leap of the screen. The aesthetic of the place seems very youthful and urban but also with a folky gentility that you sense from the orange bicycle with knitted saddle and brightly painted chairs in cafes. It is unusual to find a relatively small city in which you don’t feel awkward for being completely yourself with your self-styling. Even in Manchester where I live you still get some dodgy looks if you’re going for a full on vintage look waking down Market street past Topshop et all, and it isn’t until you get round the back streets of the Northern Quarter that you realise anything goes and everyone is cool with that. You leggings are super cool and I would label the look as Fame meets Cabaret meets the Great Barrier Reef. Absolutely love it!

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