We Asked 6 Women To Describe Their Personal Style
How would you describe your style? It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself at some point in your life, in front of the mirror in the morning. Or it could be the way your friends describe you. In high school, just like The Breakfast Club, it seemed there was an easy (though limiting) label for everyone. But then you graduate into the real world and realize there’s so much more than those clique-made looks. Your personal style starts to get complex as you set out on that journey we like to call life, figuring out exactly who you want to be. Where you live, your career, hobbies, passions all begin to mold your style.
Suddenly you’re a little bit soccer mom, with a side of Big Little Lies Zoe Kravitz boho, all balanced out with ‘90s minimalism. Yup, that’s totally possible, and probable. Taking style inspiration from the people around us (real and fictional) can lead to an eclectic mix of our own taste. So, we knew it would be fun to ask six of our favorite women to describe their style. These rad ladies prove that no style is one-sided and, all cheese aside, once you’ve found your groove it’s all about owning it and having fun with it.
Virginia Josefina Calderón
LA native Virginia Calderón is, to say the least, a lover of vintage. Her outfits always have that nostalgic element whether it’s a vintage Chanel bracelet or orange tab Levis. Her style superpower? She can borrow a piece from just about any style and put her own twist on it, making it totally unique and totally her.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? I like to describe my style as French tomboy with a hint of minimalist Japanese grandma. A friend once asked me to describe my style and joking around came up with that statement. It stuck. The tomboy in me loves sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt which can make for the right outfit no matter where your day leads. I also use that statement to describe my style because my style is all over the place. If I love a piece from another “style" I love to borrow from it and put my own twist on it. It's important to me to not copy and add my own original flair. I believe it is important to always take inspiration from other people, things, and put your own imprint on it!
WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSET ESSENTIALS? My essentials would have to be a good pair of trousers, oversized top, and jumpsuit. If something isn’t comfortable enough to wear all day and possibly sleep in, it’s not for me.
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It’s easy to feel like you’re BFF’s with style blogger, Rachel Nguyen without even meeting her IRL. How? Following her adventures through That’s Chic’s Instagram, Youtube channel, and online blog, Rachel’s playful, outgoing personality is totally captivating. Plus, this woman can rock a denim mini like no other.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? High-low flamboyant tomgirl.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSET ESSENTIALS? A great pair of jeans, frilly dresses, boxy blazer, and thoughtful accessories.
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Dreamy may be the best way to describe how we feel about Lucia Zolea. Her alluring snaps on Instagram have gained quite the cult following, and we’re not surprised at all. If her style doesn’t inspire the modern-day Greek goddess in you, then nothing will.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? If I could describe my style, it would be very feminine, easy and romantic.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSET ESSENTIALS? My Kate Young for Tura sunglasses, Maryam [Nassir Zadeh] shoes, and a light dress or ruffled blouse and trouser.
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Brooklyn-born stylist, writer and mother, LaTonya Yvette knows what’s up when it comes to maximalism. She’s the woman to teach you how to dress up a puffer jacket and show you that wearing every bold color is possible without overdoing it. Her vibrant style is bound to put you in the best mood.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? Personally I love color. I am attracted to feeling sunny and joyous, and my clothes are a reflection of that. Dressing up in a sense, is art to me. It's a way to be creative, so each day of the week, I may be someone else entirely.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSET ESSENTIALS? Anything patterned or bold. If you have one pair of pants that are patterned or bright then you can work from there, everything else is cake. As a mother, my goal is always to spend less time doing things, so I have more time doing things I love. So staples that speak to my core that I don't find boring are key.
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Jewelry designer Jess Hannah knows a timeless piece when she sees it. She is constantly inspired by her grandmother, and the era of charm she lived in, and loves to indulge in elegance and exceptionally crafted pieces. It’s all about those simple staples paired with fine, delicate jewelry, much like the kind she makes.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? Grandpa’s pinky ring, Grandma’s blouses, and a block heel.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSET ESSENTIALS? Vintage Levi’s, white tees, Shaina Mote rompers, LOQ slides.
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Part-time writer, part-time florist, Lisa Przystup makes basics feel revolutionary. Her jeans and t-shirt combos manage to give off a fresh vibe, as if we’ve never see the two pieces together. When it comes to style and creating that perfect wildflower arrangement, bringing the right items together is her speciality.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? A sartorial groundhog day. Basically t-shirts and jeans or vintage minimalist with the occasional ill-advised avant garde blip.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLOSET ESSENTIALS? Cropped, wide-leg pants; high-waisted anythings, vintage Levi's, jeans in general, t-shirts/tanks/muscle tees, statement earrings so I don't look so boring.
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Top two images by Jenna Saraco of Local Creative