When it comes to shopping, I am the president of the Picky Club—and I blame it on my profession. Because I spend most of my days inundated in fashion, from meeting emerging designers and discovering new silhouettes to writing about fashion’s past and its future trends, by the time it comes to actually investing in pieces, I am hard to please. My shopping is an amalgamation of knowing too much about upcoming trends and knowing that I like what I like.
I am very comfortable with my style; I know I err on the minimalist side and gravitate toward neutral basics with subtle pops of color or funky design elements from time to time. And I am fully aware that I lovesophisticated, strategic cut-outs as an elevated twist to basics. I also think it’s imperative to note that I recently made a drastic move, both geographically and style-wise, from New York to Miami, and my shopping taste has been refreshed. My shopping carts have gone from all-black ensembles, knee-high boots, and chunky knit sweaters to bright-colored numbers, body-hugging thin knits, and all types of sandals. While being deemed a picky shopper often has a negative connotation, I look at it as a good quality as I shop with a specific vision and rarely have to return things. Keep scrolling to discover the dresses, sweaters, and shoes that have real estate in my shopping cart right now.