I’ve always thought I had a hard time being “stylish” but if I had to describe my style it would be Joey Ramone meets “I found this on the floor this morning.”
The perfect blend between fashion and function, from fit to finish. I’m big on Classic Americana (Trad/Ivy/Prep/Workwear) and European Country. If James Dean and Ernest Hemingway opened a haberdashery named “Cloak & Swagger,” I would be the poster child. If I had to pick one word to describe my style, it would undoubtedly be “Dapper.”
My style has slowly changed over the years from super punk to more soccer mom lately. I’m really into comfort and ease these days. On the occasion that I do treat myself to a night out I can still spruce things up a bit. Usually a way too short mini dress and some pumps or thigh highs do the trick.
My dad always distinguished fashion from style. Fashion was always art to me, and just like art, it can be a love/hate relationship. But style describes you, it develops as you develop.
I like to combine the structure of classic with the whimsy of childhood. In short, Art Prep.
I like to think of my style as an extension of my creativity. I dress how I feel the most comfortable. I’m just another thrift store/vintage shopper. If my clothing isn’t vintage, then I’m usually buying it because it has some sort of nostalgic or vintage appeal to me.
Laurel T. / Fashion Designer / laurelwells.com / Avondale Estates
Wade T. / Creative Director / Son&Sons / Avondale Estates
I’ve lived in Paris and the beach in Southern California, and I have a small closet of things that would fit well in one world or the other, but I like mixing them.
On a day to day basis my style is greatly influenced by what kind of music I’m listening to. If I’ve been listening to a lot of punk I’ll want to wear my leather jacket but if I’ve been listening to a lot of Neil Young I’ll wear my suede fringe jacket.
Throw it on and go anywhere, anytime. A little bit vintage, a little bit destroyed, eclectic, personalized, well-researched. As long as you have nice pieces, no matter if they are of the expensive or thrift shop variety, you can usually throw something together and leave the house without spending an hour on your hair or putting on too much make-up.