Tammy Treat Is The Fashion Inspo You Need Right Now

by Carmella D'Acquisto

Tammy Treat brings kitsch, goth and glam together for a vibe we are really feeling this fall. Check out our interview about what inspires her style and how to cop the look.

Tell me about this outfit.

I styled these old American Apparel disco pants, because for me that’s a classic—I love the style and I think it looks cool. I wore a Giorgio Armani sweatshirt with a chain belt that highlights my waist, which I love to do. I paired it with my favorite bag ever, this vintage Winston-Salem cigarette-like vinyl tote from the ’60s.

For my other outfit, I didn’t want to do all vintage; I wanted to have some accessible looks. I wore a pink Skims dress, a cropped puffer jacket, and my little eight ball bag. It’s pretty useless, but it looks cute. 

How did you develop your personal style?

I’ve always been a part of different subcultures and have been developing my style since middle school. I started off being a little mall goth in the late ’90s. Then I got into rockabilly, and then punk, and now I just kind of mix all those things together and add a heavy dose of glamour. 

Where do you look for inspiration? 

I look at older movies and vintage photo shoots. I had a really big Elizabeth Taylor phase and wore looks I thought were classic, but then added some fun key elements to them. In the last year I started going outside my comfort zone with sporty things, like a velour tracksuit. 

It’s spooky season. What are you excited to wear? 

Oh, all my vintage furs. I also collect a lot of outerwear, like capes, fur hats, and things of that nature. I wear my little ankle boots that go with everything.

What kind of advice would you give others trying to find their own sense of style?

It’s always about what you feel good in, what you feel your best in, and then just replicating that. Find yourself a really good base wardrobe and try different funky things on top of that. Mix it up with different jackets or patterns. And never underestimate jewelry and accessories.

Also, don’t listen to what other people say or think. I really don’t care what anybody else says about what I wear. I would literally look this way even if I was the last person on Earth; it’s what makes me happy. 

Cross over to the kitschy side with Tammy’s faves

Dundas X Revolve Grace Faux Fur Coat, $129,revolve.com.

https://www.michelinepitt.com/products/bad-girl-cigarette-pants-in-vegan-leather-vixen-by-micheline-pitt, $118, michelinepitt.com.

Vanessa Mooney The Cherry Heart Rosary, $99,vanessamooney.com

Mary Frances Lucky 7 Crossbody Handbag, $380, maryfrances.com.

Jeffrey Campbell Dice Heels, $190, jeffreycambell.com.


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