Great style is in the details. It can be attention to fit, fun color pairings, fabric mixing, or interesting accessories. Personally, my favorite is to see a bit of quirk and humor in a person’s style. Having fun with your clothes is always stylish.
-What is the one thing you would spend a lot of money on?
Being a special size, I’m obsessed with the idea of custom clothing, so I would spend a lot of money on getting something custom made that I can’t find in stores in my size. Right now, that item is a custom made, menswear inspired three-piece suit in a beautiful grey cashmere. A girl can dream.
Having your clothes tailored. At 4’11” tall, I have to tailor most clothing items I purchase. Because of this, I’ve developed an eye for ill-fitting garments, and have learned the miracles even the smallest of tweaks can make on the way a garment fits and looks. Every woman I know who always look polished takes her clothing to a tailor.
Statement necklaces. I’ve always thought bold or chunky jewelry was out of the question for someone my size, but lately I’ve started exploring the possibilities. I really like how statement necklaces can chic-up an otherwise simple outfit.
Clothing in stores aren’t manufactured to fit your body, they’re manufactured to roughly fit thousands of bodies. It’s no wonder so many women have melt-downs in fitting rooms. Finding a good tailor you trust to give your clothes those nips and tucks they need to fit your specific needs can be akin to a religious experience.
-What’s your favourite short cut to style?
A pair of dark denim jeans, with a plain t-shirt, and a blazer thrown over. Just add heels and a necklace or scarf. It’s the easiest and quickest way to look polished.
I would describe my style as “Tomboy Chic”. I was definitely a tomboy as a child, and it’s stuck with me as I’ve gotten older. I love the sleek tailoring and interesting fabrics used in menswear, so I seek out the feminine versions of those pieces. I wear a lot of blazer jackets (I especially love tweed) with jeans, girlied up with fun heels and jewelry.