What is a chola?
Urban Dictionary defines a chola for us:
“Hardcore latina gangbangers. They usually have thin, arched, angry looking tattooed-on or penciled-on eyebrows, brown or dark red lip liner, ‘Monroe’, eyebrow and nose piercings, tats, Converse or Nikes, flannel shirts, lots of gold jewlrey (with their name and crosses), crunchy gelled or moussed hair either down or gelled in a high perfect ponytail either straight back or gelled in a design, and they go out with cholos. A lot of regular mexican or puerto rican girls do the look but aren’t cholas. A true chola is down for her barrio and is in a gang, and is as ruthless as a male gangbanger if not more. It is much more common to just look like a chola, and not act like a chola.”The chola style is common in southern California like east LA, San Diego, OC, and also NYC. In Miami they are called ‘chongas’.
Damn look at evelyn shes a fine ass Chola.
Badass, strong gangsta Latina women. While I might never be cool enough to roll with the cholas, I can definitely try to steal their style. Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Sandra Bullock have even been seen rocking the chola look.
If you have never had the pleasure of meeting a chola, or you are unsure about how to dress like one, there are a few basic rules to follow.
1. Chola Make Up: Cat Eyes, White eyeliner, Heavy lip liner.
2. Bandanas, Bandanas, Bandanas!
3. Suns out, guns out. Gotta flaunt that piece for street cred.
3. The Total Chola Package: Flannels, baggy jeans, Nikes or Converse, lot’s of gold bling!
You can shop your chola look almost anywhere when you piece these easy to find items together. When Hot Topic isn’t being an angry fat teenage girl, it can be a pretty good Chola with some pretty great chola finds!
Chola – licious Tio Trash Style:
Inspired by “Mi Vida Loca”