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Street Style w/ Metropolis Culture

10/31/2017 05:53PM ● By Kylie Cooper

Word by: Kylie Kinnett  Photos by: Rachel Benavides

Street style. An approach to an outfit that emerges not from a studio or a mainstream trend, but from the roots of those who are wearing it. It’s personal and relays a message about the individual in regards to how they view the fashion world.

Kim Rios, owner of a personal styling and shopping business and vintage retailer Metropolis Culture, is no stranger to the realm of street style. Keeping true to the authentic and personalized themes that make up street style, Kim refers to her own personal version of street style as a combination of both vintage and contemporary. Creating timeless looks from pieces she has bargain shopped or thrifted, she is able to curate looks that are both chic and unique.

“I like to think an outfit worn today will translate just as well in two, five, or even ten years,” Kim says. “Inevitably I am a bit of a risk taker, in fashion and in life.”

Kim’s passion for all things style stems from wanting to create new looks and help others feel good in their clothes. “Friends and family have always come to me for my fashion sensibilities,” she says. “I have ended up styling more strangers than I can count and figured I should turn my passion into a business opportunity.”

Kim hopes to bring more individuality to the fashion scene here in Corpus Christi. “There tends to be a rather blasé attitude about fashion here,” Kim remarks. “Our local fashion is already one or two years behind and I feel the need to step it up. Everyone is unique and that should always come through in your style.”