How would you describe your personal style?
Evolving! I feel like I am constantly trying to balance the perfectly functional “how to be a stylist” wardrobe with my love of fashion and the desire to wear really special pieces from the brands that I admire. Now that I am in my 30s, I care more about effortless and minimal style-- hopefully the result is simple and chic.
Tell us about what you chose to work with from the Negative collection, how you styled those piece(s), and why?
1. I chose a slate bralette and high-waisted bottom paired with my see-through Jacquemus sweater dress. The tonal color play felt natural to me. It was really nice to see the undergarments pare back to the clothing.
2. The lace dress I wore is vintage Ralph Lauren that I found up in Kingston this summer. I had been hunting for the perfect items to wear under it. The dress needed the balance of bare-but-not-too-bare for everyday life. I liked the minimalist vibe of the Buff Silky set - it had that magically enhancing without being too there affect.
3. The last little set (the white Whipped top and bottom) is just personal joy -- there is nothing more desirable than to lounge around in your space in something that feels so good on your skin but also feels playful and flirty and beautiful.
What do you look for most when it comes to intimates?
I really believe you can be so empowered by what you’re wearing and that definitely starts with your first layer moving outward. When you have a good feeling about what’s on your body, your whole day is just bound to be more successful.
What makes you feel strong and confident when it comes to what you wear?
I’m a pretty petite human and often feel my most confident and ready to conquer anything when my clothes just fit well. It sounds so simple, but things like jeans being the right length, garments being proportionally shaped. The main thing is: make it fit well. You could make a brown sack fit well and I would feel great.
Best styling tip you can share?
First: Just make sure it fits.
Second: If you ask yourself, “Do you think you’ll still love it in 10 years?” If the answer is definitely yes, it’s pretty much a shoo-in.
Best undergarment-specific style tip you can share?
Hand wash them, always, no matter what. We’ve all had those moments of: Oh, it'll be fine I’ll just do it this one time. And I always regret it, always. Taking your delicate pieces into the shower with you and getting some special undergarment soap - like the laundress bar soap, literally in your shower - it’s a game changer.