Street Style: Merida Teot on Tattoos as Fashion and Art

Merida Teot.EXPAND
Merida Teot.
Photo by Mauricio O. Rocha

An all-black outfit may be stylish, but when you're dressing in a single color palette, you have to pay attention to the details. We spotted fellow blogger and stylist Merida Teot — who describes her style as "color meets local chic" — at the Whorl Imprints fashion show in Cherry Creek North. A Colorado native, Teot says she's lived in the "Boulder valley, to the mountains, to a few years in the northeast for school. Colorado is the greatest state in the Union and Denver is the best city. I am in absolute in love with it." We stoppd to chat with Teot about what she was wearing, what inspires her fashion and where she shops. 

One of Merida Teot's permanent accessories.
One of Merida Teot's permanent accessories.
Photo by Mauricio O. Rocha

Profession: Wardrobe stylist, retail assistant, director of bus operations for Whorl shop, blogger, fun seeker.

Style inspirations and icons: Local bloggers, color, menswear, Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port .

Two of Teot's favorite necklaces: One reads "to Neptune & back"; the other features a family heirloom diamond, and was made by her father.
Two of Teot's favorite necklaces: One reads "to Neptune & back"; the other features a family heirloom diamond, and was made by her father.
Photo by Mauricio O. Rocha

Favorite accessory: Jewelry. Specifically, I prefer handmade and local jewelers. Even more specifically, my dad's designs, 'cause he has made jewelry for thirty years and I love everything he does. I am also very partial to Native Clutter, Sparkle and Stone, and Landmine Design.

Favorite color: Purple and green! But I love color, and try really hard not to wear a lot of neutrals. 

Style mantra: What am I doing today? What is the weather? What is my mood, and what can I wear to show that I am me, and I am stylish and happy in my skin?

Another message that Merida Teot uses in her fashion.
Another message that Merida Teot uses in her fashion.
Photo by Mauricio O. Rocha

Shops at: Whorl, Inspyre. I really try and stay local, but i do have a soft spot for Target and other chain stores.

Tattoos: I believe tattoos are a form of self-expression, and fashion is the same. Fashion is art, tattoos are literally art on your body. I even have bought clothes and styled clothes around my tattoos. My tattoos are my stories, and I love to tell stories.

Like Teot, always tell the best story you can with your fashion, Denver. 


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