My friend Jackie is one of those people who always looks great in an effortless sort of way. She mixes high and low in a sophisticated and classic way. She always looks put-together and her outfit always matches the occasion perfectly – never overdressed or underdressed. I was thrilled to have the chance to ask her about her style philosophy and where she finds inspiration. I love that she emphasizes simplicity and accessories when she talks about style. Here are few photos of Jackie and her style picks. I hope you find her style and fashion philosophy as inspiring as I do!
Name: Jackie Cartwright
Occupation: Executive Assistant at a Software Company
Location: Pacific Heights / SOMA, San Francisco
-How would you describe your style? I’d describe my style as very on the go. I honestly find whatever is simple (and not wrinkled) and accessorize from there and try to layer pieces so I can go to events straight from the office.
-Your lifestyle seems to take you a lot of places – work, nights out in the city, travel, etc – how do you make your wardrobe work for all of these? I do take trips often and I never check my luggage, my friends make fun of me because I pack very little, usually in a backpack. I tend to wear simple things and dress them up with fancy accessories like a fur collar, a giant Miu Miu bag, high stilettos (which are usually in my purse, I live in flats), pearls, bright colored belts, etc.
-Do you have any fashion rules? Never be underdressed and never carry more than one bag. I see women downtown sometimes with a purse, laptop bag, gym bag and or a lunch bag! Its just a little much.
-Who are your style icons? Anyone whose style you really admire? Olivia Palermo, Rosie from (http://www.thelondoner.me), Lana Del Rey.
-Where do you shop and what brands do you love? I honestly don’t shop that much and I hate to shop in the typical girl sense, I usually speed shop by myself or obsess about things online and then buy them a month later. I have a ton of pieces that I love and tend to rotate things in my closet. When I do need something I usually go to J Crew, Banana Republic, Madewell, or find something vintage, usually accessories.
-Where do you look for inspiration? I love thelondoner.me and thesartorialist.com, my friends Pinterest boards, my travels, and deep in the archive of my own closet.