Meet New Yorker and SuitableYou personal stylist Katie W. In this edition of Meet The Stylist, we find out about Katie’s fashion icons, styling tricks and what her closet must-have item is.
What is your personal style?
I would say my style is ‘soft-edgy’. I love classic jeans and blouses, but am always looking to add leather pieces to make my outfit a little tougher.
Who is your fashion icon and why?
I find a lot of inspiration from celebrities. When you have an endless wardrobe budget, you’re sure to put together some pretty fierce outfits. Sometimes I’m excited by young stars, like Selena Gomez, and other times I am inspired by more sophisticated looks, like Kerry Washington.
Where do you get style Inspiration?
NYC is full of innovative fashion choices. Not only is it home to some of the most powerful designers, but watching people on the street can spark just as much inspiration. I always want to look my best when strolling around the city.
Any trends you are obsessing over right now?
Right now, I’m obsessed with everything plaid. I am constantly trying to find new pieces to add to my wardrobe… and then add a pair of black mules to complete the look!
Do you have a favorite saying or style motto?
Black is ALWAYS in style!
What is the best part of your job as a stylist at SY?
Shopping has always been one of my favorite hobbies, but I know lots of women don’t feel the same way. I love helping them fulfill their wardrobe needs. Their burden is my delight!
When you find a piece of clothing that fits perfectly, buy it in every color!
What advice would you give Suitable You members to look and feel their best?
Accessories can be easy to forget, but they can complete a look. If you feel like your wardrobe has fallen flat, the solution may be as simple as adding a necklace and a fun pair of shoes.
What is the one article of clothing that everyone should have in their workwear closet?
A tweed blazer is always in style! It’s classic but trendy. Colorful, but subtle. And goes with everything in your closet.
What’s the one makeup item you can’t leave home without?
Sometimes I don’t have time to spruce up my day make-up before heading out at night. Adding a lip color is a quick fix. I couldn’t live without Tarte Matte Lip Paint. I wear ‘Birthday Suit’ every day.
3 Fun facts about you?
- I love traveling- my husband and I have visited 3 continents in the past 3 years!
- This is my eleventh year as a classroom teacher. 🙂
- New York City is my favorite city in the world. There is so much to see and experience. I’ve lived here my whole life, and it still surprises me.
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By: Percy Jimenez-Nagy