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CAYLEE’S STYLE: Simple and chic with an interesting quirk or edge; something feminine, preppy, rock n roll, or vintage inspired, depending on my mood.
INSPIRATION: People, places, music, photography - everything! I recently moved from Indianapolis to Chicago and it’s inspiration overload here.
STYLE ICON: My ideal aesthetic is the perfect mix of Emmanuelle Alt + Alexa Chung. I also adore Elin Kling from the fashion blog Style By Kling; been a fan of hers for three years.
WHAT ASPECT OF FASHION APPEALS TO YOU THE MOST? The whole idea of personal style - finding exactly what appeals to you and suits your personality and lifestyle best, and building a wardrobe around it. Who cares what others are wearing, what the trends are. You can be inspired by and take elements from those, but wear what you like, and most importantly, what feels like “you”. It will be authentic and real, and that’s true style. And it doesn’t matter how much an item costs, or what’s on the label. I’ve always been on a budget, and the thrill of the hunt for the perfect inexpensive piece from a secondhand shop or high street store like H&M. It’s also the thrill of the hunt!
STAPLE ITEMS FOR FALL: A great, comfortable pair of boots and a coat that is warm and stylish. I’ve also really loved colorful tights this fall, it’s a fun way to brighten up an outfit.
FAVORITE WINTERTIME ACTIVITY: Laying in bed under the covers watching movies, walking around outside after a snowfall with a cup of hot chocolate, and thrift shopping for knits and outerwear.
STAPLE ITEMS FOR WINTER: Opaque tights to wear with dresses and under pants as an extra layer of warmth, giant scarves, thick knit sweaters, the perfect coat you can throw over everything you already own, and ankle boots that brave all the elements.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: I don’t make resolutions. I’m going through a lot of difficult situations at the moment, and I just want to spend time with the people I love most, doing the things that make me happy, and continue to grow and learn; to inspire others, and myself.