"I know my outfits can be insane at times, and that's just the way I like it," says Heather Thorgaard. Credit: Isa Giallorenzo

Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

“You will never catch me in an all-black outfit, let’s be honest,” says CouponCabin.com writer Heather Thorgaard, 31, who was sporting a vivid mix of pastel and neon hues that included a striped faux-fur coat that she says reminds her of cotton candy. “I believe that rainbows and sparkles are a neutral,” she says.

Besides piling up on different colors, the former fashion major, a native of Ottumwa, Iowa, is also a big fan of maximal accessorizing: “I absolutely love bracelets, rings, and necklaces, and find most back home in Iowa at this little shop called Bob’s Jewelry that is filled to the brim with antique and vintage costume jewelry from estate sales all around the midwest. Truly a one-of-a-kind hidden gem!”

But that’s not the only place she finds her treasures. “Don’t be afraid to shop anywhere,” she advises. “You never know where you’re going to find a unique and cool piece. I have been known to find things at a hardware store, Wal-Mart, or Chico’s just as easily as a vintage store or flea market.”

Another sartorial rule she lives by? “Dress for yourself and no one else. People are going to have something to say regardless, so in my opinion, let them talk. I know my outfits can be insane at times, and that’s just the way I like it.”