Style Profile: Kim, Myanmar/New York

After meeting Kim on Tumblr a few years ago, I've continued to admire Kim's ability to pull off a wide range of styles.

In the past Kim sent in looks that were very city smart, with bright yellow snap backs and layered jackets over red stripes, pink shirts and drop crotch pants, occasionally stepping it up a notch with a button up with contrast collars and multi colored boat shoes. I certainly hope you enjoy the looks Kim is bringing us today and the interview to follow. One cool thing to note is Kim's shirt in the second outfit Kim picked the fabric and had it tailor-made in Myanmar several years ago when it was affordable.

Where did you grow up & where do you live now?
I grew up in Yangon which used to be the capital of Myanmar. I currently live in Queens, New York.

How do you think your friends would define your style?
I think they will say dapper at times when I need to attend formal events and swag out when I'm not attending formal events.

What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe?
Snapbacks or beanies.

What’s your biggest style challenge?
Trying to make my outfits look timeless so that I can pull it off in the next 10 years. There are different styles emerging all the time so tryingto make a style look and feel timeless is very challenge but interesting. 

Which literary figures do you most admire?
Milan Kundera

Who’s your style icon?
It's really hard for me to choose one because I get all my inspirations from so many people - sometimes I will get inspiration from a random person from New York streets, you know.

Look 1:
Run DMC sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters [read disclaimer]
Black Jeans: Forever 21
Brown Desert Boots: Clarks
Backpack: Flud Watches
Watch: Movado
Haircut: Manetamed, Williamsburg, NY

Look 2:
V-neck button-down shirt: Tailor made in Myanmar
Beige dress pants: Next Generation (Thai Brand)
Watch: Movado
Shoes: Toms

Look 3:
Hawaiian shirt: Buffalo Exchange
Glasses: Ray-ban Club Master
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Shorts: A&F Jeans  [read disclaimer]
Bag: no brand, bought in Japan
Straw Fedora: Gap
Shoes: Toms 

Follow Kim: Lookbook | Instagram | Tumblr

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.