I’m so excited to bring y’all another Evolution of Style post today, this time from Jewel of the blog Eat.Drink.Shop.Love. She’s a fellow Atlanta lady with a fabulous sense of style, so I’m thrilled she agreed to help me out with a post this morning! I loved reading all of her responses to these questions, especially because I too loved Cher Horowitz!
Looking back in your childhood, when was the very first time you remember thinking about fashion and style?
I started thinking about fashion and style at a very young age. I have memories of wearing outfits that my mom would have to rip me out of because I loved them so much I couldn’t take them off. I think it all started with that famous first day of school photo. To this day I have a book with each first day of school photo from my childhood to my senior year of high school. One thing that really inspired my fashion sense was movies. I was in the fourth grade around the time I first saw the movie Clueless came out and fell love with Cher and Dionne’s fashion sense from the movie. That year my first day of school outfit was knee highs, mary janes, a mini skirt and a matching cardigan. I was the best dressed kid in the fourth grade.
Who was the very first person you looked to for style ideas?
My older cousins. I am an only child so I spent a lot of my summers with my older cousins. I idolized them and their fashion sense when I was younger.
Did you have a favorite outfit growing up? One that your mom or dad just could not get off of you?
Yes, a floral print jean dress and a matching vest with cowboy boots.
How would you describe your style now?
Simple but Chic
What sort of things do you consider when putting together an outfit?
Does it look good on me and does it flatter my body type
Who do you consider your style icon today?
First Lady Michelle Obama. She’s the Jackie Kennedy for our generation. Women years from now will be dressing like Mrs. O.
What trends right now are you loving?
Right now I am loving the bright color trend. Whether it be a brightly colored dress, jeans, or a cute top. I started noticing last year that my closet was filling up with greys, blacks, and dark blues and needed to brighten up my life.
How do you see your style changing in the next 10 years?
I see my style leaning toward more classic looks and not focusing on trends so much. I want my closet to be filled with timeless looks that won’t go out of style.
What’s the one item in your closet you couldn’t not live without?
The perfect shift dress! I love how shift dresses compliment every body type. They can be dressed up or down for every occasion.
Thank you so much, Jewel! Everybody go check out Jewel’s blog Eat.Drink.Shop.Love! And if you haven’t yet read all of the other Evolution of Style
Have a lovely Tuesday.