Whether you love it or hate it, the concept of a dress code has become less relevant with every passing year. As time marches on and the retail industry changes, shoppers are prioritizing versatility and longevity more now than ever when it comes to purchasing clothes. Personally, when I shop, I won’t buy something unless I can imagine wearing it three different ways. I want to make sure that the piece will stand the test of time (and rinse cycles) as well as flatter my shape and work for my lifestyle. One investment piece that I oftentimes gravitate towards is the jacket – in particular, the blazer.
The blazer is a universal layer that, when fitted properly, is flattering and sophisticated. It can be the cherry on top to a business-professional ensemble. It can be the last layer that you throw on before heading out the door to meet your friends for happy hour. It can be the stylish flair that elevates your afternoon-at-the-mall outfit. Even though diamonds are nice, I could make a case for the blazer being a girl’s best friend.
Traveling has always been a huge source of inspiration for me. I’m fortunate enough to have visited some truly beautiful places with unbelievable venues, delectable food, and of course, stunning scenery. Each time I step foot onto new territory, fresh styling ideas spark to life. If I had to determine the most influential element of these memorable trips, it’s always the colors around me. Flowers on trees, patterned beach blankets, vivid plating at restaurants, and even a glimpse of a bird or a fish can influence some of my most successful looks.
One of my favorite parts about traveling is being able to dress for the new landscapes around me. When I was recently in St. Barth’s, I gathered inspiration from the rolling seaside and vibrant colors to create new looks of my own. This particular photo shoot took place at Hotel Le Toiny, one of the premier Relais Chateaux properties on the island. I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful, eclectic area to enjoy some time away from the city. Continue Reading
Like history, all great things in fashion repeat themselves. Enter: the revival of the military trend. With structured silhouettes and androgynous accessories, it’s a statement that takes some skilled styling to pull off. Continue Reading