Here’s more behind-the-scenes style talk with one of our resident fashionistas, Alex. She’s all about bold accessories, sky-high heels, and vintage pieces. Get to know how she creates her fabulous outfits and what she’d never be caught dead wearing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Chic and glam, yet wearable. I’ll wear leggings most days, combine them with a tee, a cute vest, or sweater. I’m always in heels and love wearing a lot of bracelets and big rings. To me, pulling an outfit together is easy when you have accessories. I’d like to think I create my own trends for myself. A leopard print, although quite intense for most, is definitely one of my basics.
When I see something that inspires me, I like to build an outfit around it. Some of my favorites include high-waisted, flared jeans, and a miniskirt. I’ll often wear a mini, add a blazer, a pair of chunky heels, and I’m good to go. My mood definitely determines my style for the day.
Q: What/who inspires your personal style?
A: Ever since I could remember, I admired my grandmother and mother’s styles. They are both very elegant and chic. They often wear black clothing and accessorize with long pearl necklaces, belts, bangles, and rings. Regardless of whether they’re making dinner, going to the grocery store, or going out to a great restaurant, they are always dressed to impress. For years I’ve been the one to search their closets for vintage pieces like Chanel belts and purses. They don’t let me forget that I started very young in creating my own little fashion world.
Q: What do you love buying at Beyond the Rack?
Q: What are your favorite trends you see now?
A: I don’t really see too many new trends. Bright colors are coming out for spring. I think trends are good for making a regular outfit fun and up-to-date. You can throw on a pair of leggings, a simple T-shirt, a classy blazer or sweater, and add a “trendy” pair of boots. That, to me, never fails!
Q: What, in your opinion, is the worst fashion faux-pas?
A: Faux fur. And a couple of things I’ll never put on: sweatpants and/or running shoes. This happens only when I go to the gym or play tennis.
Q: What are your top 3 fashion labels?
Stay tuned in the weeks to come for more behind-the-scene peeks at our most fashionable BTR employees!