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Illustrator Marisol Muro on Being a Day-Glo Daydream IRL

by BUST Magazine

In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about personal style.

Marisol Muro
Los Angeles, CA

Walk me through this outfit.
I found the butterfly caftan while I was thrifting in L.A. I love bold colors and prints and I like to make a coordinating accessory. I made that butterfly ring out of felt and wire—like a butterfly hopped off my dress and landed on my finger. The shoes are ’60s strappy shoes. I love to collect any kind of Mary Jane. Lately, I’ve been very into ’60s and ’70s styles but I want to try and find more pieces from the 1800s. 

Do you put on a full-blown outfit every day? Or do you have sweatpants days, too?
I definitely make an effort with my outfits—I get depressed if I’m in really chillaxed clothes. I need to be dressed like I’m going someplace. I do go to the post office a lot, so they get to see my outfits.

What’s it like being a Day-Glo daydream IRL?
When you’re working with color, you don’t have the option to be shy or unexpressive. You’re this art piece and you have to be ready for people to approach you. I feel like there’s this judgment when it comes to people who dress really colorfully, like they’re crazy or super fashion-forward. I don’t know who made that up, but they need to stop! That mindset really deters people from having fun with their clothes.  

What’s your dream secondhand find?
In my early days of shopping secondhand online, I found this set of Peter Max sunglasses with big, tinted lenses and really detailed illustrations of spacemen and stars on the sides. I had never seen anything so amazing, but they were way out of my price range—I was in my early 20s and couldn’t afford anything like $1,000 for the set. Now, a single pair goes for around $1,000. They’re definitely the ones that got away. –Sylvie Baggett

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Get dressed like you’re going places with Marisol’s picks:

“I recently discovered this brand, which looks a lot like stuff I would design myself.”
Unlogical Poem Circus Jacquard Sweater Cardigan, $182.99,

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“Olympia Le-Tan handcrafted handbags are a dream! So many beautiful details.” 
Olympia Le-Tan Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Strapped Bag, €1,400

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“Carel Kina shoes are also an amazing basic-but-stylish pair.”
Kina White Patent Leather Mary Jane, €304.17,

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“A clear chunky heel is a fave in my closet.”
Public Desire Afternoon Mid Clear Heeled Sandals, $42,

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“Takesh makes heart-shaped sunglasses that I love! All the colors are so great.”
Takesh Jadore Sunglasses in Black/Rose, $169,

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“Marina Fina makes psychedelic accessories and art. I have a collection of her Flower Power earrings.” 
Marina Fina Neon Flower Power Earrings, $19.60,

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Photographed by Kat Borchart

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