I work with darling Emily and I thought it would be fun to get her perspective on what inspires her fashion and style. Emily's style is so classic....
I consider myself a “girly tomboy”. I was once referred to as “the little basketball player in heels”. My style reflects my personality, in that I like to be classy, yet comfortable. There are times when I love to play dress up. I’ll smack on some red, fuchsia, or wine colored lipstick, add a statement necklace and some bracelets, and slip into some heels. Other days, I prefer a comfy knit, sneakers, and skinny jeans. Needless to say, I stand at both ends of the fashion spectrum. Though my style is all over the board, I love the variety it gives to my wardrobe.
For inspiration, I often look to the past. Sometimes I find myself watching old movies just to see what the women wore. While getting dressed the other day, my husband scanned my outfit, smiled, and said, “You look like my grandma. That is something that she would have worn at your age.” While many people might take that as an insult, both he and I knew what a compliment that was. I also find inspiration through the seasons. Fall is, by far, my favorite time for fashion. I love dressing in jewel tones—Rubies, dark emeralds, sapphires. I also tend to gravitate toward neutrals, such as ivory, tan, and black. All of these colors, mixed with the comfort of jackets, scarves, chunky sweaters, tights, trench coats, and boots, make for what I believe to be the perfect outfit.
At the end of the day, I try to keep my style looking classy and laid back. It never hurts to play around with all sides of your personality.
Top: Ann Taylor
Boots: Nordstrom (Steve Madden)
Tights: Forever 21
Booties: Nordstrom (Seychelles)
Necklace: Forever 21