Trendabl User Spotlight

Name: Caylee 

Occupation: Retail Management & Blogger of If You Seek Style

City: Chicago, IL

My style is… casual cool. I love to mix elements like vintage with modern and classic with edgy. 

I cannot live without… ankle boots.

 

My last purchase was… a fourth pair of black high rise skinnies - I wear mine too often. 

Next on my wish list is… transitional spring jackets

My fave fashion….

Blog (besides your own of course)? I want Knight Cat to come back so bad I can taste it. 

Icon? Emmanuelle Alt

Brand? Topshop. 

Store? A thrift store. 

A fashion rule you never break is… not dressing for myself. I always wear what I want to wear so I’m comfortable, and most importantly, feel good about myself. 

What most inspires your Trendabl posts? I’ll always be posting the latest outfits from my blog! 

If you could shop anyones closet, whose would it be? Sheila Marquez. Can I have her apartment and hair too?

What trend(s) are you most excited to incorporate into your spring/summer wardrobe? I’m most excited to rock classics like denim, but take it a step further with pieces like little overalls. I also want high waist bikini bottoms and have found so many vintage dresses this winter just begging to be brought out. 

When do you pick out what to wear for the next day? Usually that morning. I dress for the weather, the occasion, and then my mood. 

How did you first get interested in fashion? I’ve always been into clothes and dressing myself; I can remember going to yard sales as a kid and I made sure it was me choosing my ‘first week of school’ outfits, which were always my favorite. It sort of evolved from there into reading fashion magazines, working in retail, and then finding style blogs.

What do you love about living in Chicago? You have everything you need but it still feels like a small town. The thing I love most is the friends I’ve made, and also my neighborhood (Wicker Park), the thrift stores, and the music scene/festivals. Chicago summers are literally the best.

How would you describe the fashion scene in Chicago compared to other major cities/fashion capitals? Of course the fashion scene is not as prevalent as in places like NYC, but what I truly adore here is that people really care about expressing themselves through their clothing choices. It brings out the individual, and nothing is cooler. 

Who would you most like to see on Trendabl? Alexa Chung

What fashion motto do you live by? “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn” - a quote by Gore Vidal that has always adorned my blog profile. 

*Follow Caylee on Trendabl @ifyouseekstyle! 

Trendabl User of the Week

Name: Brighton Ring

Occupation: Event Planner

City: New York, NY

My style is…Endlessly evolving. From hobo-chic and downtown-edgy, to the clean, tailored uptown girl, my style is always simple and effortless. 

I cannot live without…oversized sunglasses, leather leggings and my best friend.

My last purchase was…Céline Trapeze Bag

Next on my wish list is…a plane ticket to Lake Como!

My fave fashion…

Blog? Becauseimaddicted.net, WhoWhatWear.com, and Style.com (my bible)

Icon? Bianca Jagger, Ralph Lauren and the late menswear designer, Bijan

Brand? To name a few…Céline, The Row, Helmut Lang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, YSL…and the list goes on…

What inspires your Trendabl posts? My style is geared by emotion. I wear what I’m feeling and even though I always dress for myself, I find it intriguing to see how I’ve inspired others.

If you could shop anyone’s closet, whose would it be? Definitely Ashley Olsen – I borrowed her Chinese qipao that she wore for a photo shoot for my 5th grade cotillion and it was my first fashion risk. My first purchase from her closet would be her vintage Fendi Crocodile Tote. So chic! I’d also love to shop Emmanuelle Alt’s closet. I adore her low-maintenance, minimalist, androgynous style, always accompanied by a leather jacket or blazer. To me, that’s the sexiest way for a woman to dress.

What trend are you most excited to incorporate into your summer wardrobe? Printed palazzo pants

Who would you most like to see on Trendabl? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Harper Beckham

What fashion motto do you live by? “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off, that are the most intriguing.” – Alexander Wang

Follow Brighton on Trendabl! @brightonring