I love layers for many reasons – #1: the temp change from outdoors to indoors (&vice versa). How quickly you can go from 100 degrees outside to be freezing inside (think: grocery stores). I frequently wear blazers or cardigans over basic tee-shirts and dresses, as well as wearing scarves and tights. This really plays with proportion and not only helps with the temp change, but can make your outfit!
Vintage A lot of my pieces are vintage, or at least vintage-inspired 😉 I LOVE looking through thrift or vintage stores to find some unique items—Bonus: they’re usually really cheap and you wont be seeing anyone else with that exact piece!
From floral sundresses to embroidered skirts to stripe and polka dot printed tees, I love to wear a lot of different patterns especially when I mix and match. The key though is to either wear different patterns that share a color scheme or use similar patterns (like small polka dots and large polka dots.)
Colors Although the majority of my day-wear is in neutral colors like black, white, camel, navy, grey, brown, and olive, I do try to add pops of color. I don’t often wear outfits with more than one major color – my outfits are generally neutral with a splash of color here and there. Investing in high-quality neutral items is a great way to create a wardrobe that is versatile while still being visually interesting. Items like classic blazers, well-fitting jeans, solid-color dresses, leather jackets, and blouses can be remixed again and again into numerous different outfits. This is also a really easy way to get dressed: you just mix together some neutral basics and then add one colorful piece.
In addition to being retro-inspired, my style is also quite feminine. I often gear towards dresses or skirts and pieces with lace or floral detail. I adore shirts with a fun collars. Collars are my everything – probably has something to do with being in a Catholic school uniform for 13 years!
Shoes I may or may not have too many shoes- depending how you look at it. Anyways, I believe I have high arches- legit wearing flat shoes HURTS the bottom of my feet. My mother never wore flats – not even sneakers for gym class back in school- so I know I get this shoe thing from her. My Bf doesn’t get it – but then again he’s a boy so why would he! Don’t get me wrong, I got some Free Runs for the gym, original Toms and sandals for the summer – I’m trying to mix in more flats, but I prefer and do look for a small lift- small heel in everything! Ankle wedges and Ankle booties are my everything!
Accessories Part of what makes a look so put-together and what helps clothing turn into outfits are accessories. Sunglasses, a statement watch, and large scarves – never underestimate the power of a good scarf! This is an easy way to dress up an otherwise basic outfit.
Despite usually sticking to my tried-and-true wardrobe pieces, I will occasionally take fashion risks (My friends always question me when I tell them what my outfit is going to be!) Like high-waist wide leg pants, menswear-inspired outfits, over-alls, wedge sneakers or just anything that you think wouldn’t go well together! Not being afraid to try out avant-garde looks is an important factor to my style.
I try to never look overdone – I love to appear effortless, as if I just rolled out of bed and threw on the first thing I saw (which is rarely ever the case haha…I usually try on a few pieces before I go with my outfit – but no one needs to know that 😉
Motto: Look good do good! Try not to leave the house until YOU (and only you) feel comfortable and happy in what you have on
Similar Style : Rachel Bilson, Blair Waldrof, Olivia Palermo, Kate Bosworth, Miranda Kerr
Stores: J-crew, Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, Brooks Brothers, Anthropology, American Apparel, Second-Time-Around, Buffalo Exchange…