Last year I had the opportunity of learning from a great English teacher, Ms. T. I always looked forward to seeing her literary tee shirts and noticing how her style was eclectic and very different from other teachers. Which is reflected in her answers below…
- Favorite things in my closet: I definitely go through phases with certain pieces of my wardrobe. Often, though, my favorite things tend to be really versatile accessories. Right now, I’m “having a moment” with my black leather jacket and a tote bag I use for work. The jacket is a splurge purchase from Lord & Taylor, my favorite department store, and is a nice piece for layering. The bag (which I now have in two different colors!) was a somewhat impulsive Target purchase that has become the thing I use at work for carrying around my laptop and the other million things I need throughout the day.
- Favorite decade of clothing: I’d have to say the 20’s. There was a wonderful mix of glamour and fun emerging in women’s fashion, but still a focus on classic, streamlined looks.
- TV/Movie character with the best fashion sense: My top 2 right now would have to be Joan Holloway from Mad Men and Olivia Pope from Scandal. Joan wears a dress like no one else and Olivia has a new, fabulous coat every episode. Both women are confident and powerful, which is reflected in everything they wear.
- If I could choose any fashion designer to create a whole wardrobe for me, I’d choose: This is a tough question! While overall it would be hard for me to pick just one, I’ve always been a fan of BCGB, so I’ll go with designer Max Azria. I have some great pieces by him, including a number of dresses, which I think have a particular appeal. With a mix of on-trend and classic pieces, I think this wardrobe would be the most versatile and complete with both basics and fun, unique items.
- My favorite trends: Blazers, denim, extra long sweaters, and retro-inspired athletic sneakers.
- Oldest item in my closet: Brown leather riding boots- a classic for any wardrobe, but mine are lined with sheep’s wool so they’re even more of an essential for the cold here in Boston.
- Best fashion advice I’ve ever received: Style is what’s yours and fashion is everything else. It’s fun to look at trends, runway, red carpet, etc., but what matters most to me is what I wear every day. Whether it’s a fancy dress or one of my literary t-shirts, it’s all a part of my own personal style.