Peter asked me a really great question the other day: If you had to shop one brand for the rest of your life (within budget), what would it be? In other words, which brand perfectly captures your style? To be honest, I’m still not quite sure I know the answer. One day I may wake up feeling flirty and feminine, and the next more edgy and fierce. How can I choose one store when I have so many different elements to my personal style?
Sweater: Banana Republic | Jacket: Express | Jeans: Paige | Hat: J.Crew | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o | Scarf: SheIn | Boots: Sam Edelman | Watch: Kate Spade | Lipstick: MAC “Verve”
Even though my style can vary drastically, I tend to favor certain styles and colors in certain seasons. In spring and summer my girly side comes out. Just scroll back through my Instagram feed and you’ll see weeks worth of playful dresses in bright colors filling the screen. But come fall, I take on an edgier me. Black and grey become my daily uniform, and I definitely tone down the girly. Does this happen to anyone else?
Lately my style persona has been expressing itself through leather and wool. Rather than my usual heels and flats, I’ve been gravitating toward boots and booties. My latest purchase (these beauties from Sam Edelman) have been on heavy rotation this fall. Super comfortable, sophisticated, and just the right amount of edge. I’ve also been working hard on my hat game. Has anyone else become a sucker for this trend? I never really was a hat person until last year. And now … I can’t stop wearing them!
I eventually was able to answer Peter. Club Monaco would be my choice – the perfect mix of feminine and edgy. But luckily, in real life you don’t have to pick. So I encourage you to wake up tomorrow morning and express whichever version of you feels right. Because if it feels right, it probably is.