City Muse: LA Arts District featuring Vans

Angel wing paintings by Collette Miller can be found in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.

The white canvas Vans Sk8-Hi Slim is the perfect pair to wear while exploring the murals, restaurants and people-watching opportunities in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. The Arts District is an eccentric neighborhood saturated in color with small art galleries, coffeehouses, trendy restaurants and art on every surface. It's culture done the cool LA way.  

We photographed personal style blogger Karina of TheLovelyLook.com around Joel Bloom Square where you will find a concentration of the neighborhood's colorful personality within a few buzzing blocks. Art is more than just pleasing to the eye, it's a statement. Personal style can also be both. This uncommonly vibrant cityscape is the perfect backdrop for illustrating three of Karina's styling ideas with the white canvas Vans Sk8-Hi Slim

Karina paired double denim with a gold-leopard watch and over-sized pearls to contrast with the all white Vans. Glam details elevate the no-fuss cotton fabric to a whole new level. We photographed her in front of a colorful mural by artist Kim West and outside the 12345 Clothing retail store. Karina's inspiration for this look was to use common pieces in an uncommon way.

Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.
— fashion designer Ralph Lauren

On the corner of S. Hewitt Street and Traction Avenue, there are two lengths of walls with bright primary colors and neutrals. Karina composed this easy-going minimal look with orange matte lips, architectural silver jewelry and soft grey neutrals with a monochromatic flair. 

Playful and pretty, Karina's last look is a palette of spring goodies - florals, pastels and fresh white sneakers. The Vans Sk8-Hi Slim plays well with her feminine spaghetti-strap dress and mini backpack. The 90s are definitely having a fashion moment here. We're pretty sure no one minds.

As a style blogger Karina absorbs inspiration then radiates that inspiration with her outfits. The blank canvas of the Vans Sk8-Hi Slim has endless style possibilities. How do they spark your ootd imagination?