There were a couple of my Twitter followers discussing Courtney’s fabulous style a couple of weeks back. Naturally, I had to click through and see what all the fuss was about. On my first viewing there were a couple of things that struck me about her style: she certainly wasn’t shy about wearing bright colours and her shoe game was tight! Any blog that mixes bold colours and great shoes instantly wins me over and I knew straight away that I wanted her to feature as a street style icon. She had agreed to allow me to interview her and feature on my blog within a few days of discovering her site ‘CupcakeObsessions‘. You should definitely check her out, especially if you’re a bit shy about using colour and need some ideas for combining colour palettes. So let’s see where she get’s her inspiration from…
What’s your name and where are you from?
Courtney Hayes, from Brooklyn, NY
Talk us through what you’re wearing.
I am wearing bright statement heels, a fun print, and rugged yet chic, relaxed boyfriend jeans. I topped off the look with a bold lip and a bold blazer. I feel this is a perfectly balanced, yet playful and powerful look. The blazer gives it a polished and “put together” feel, while the jeans are comfy and not too serious. The print in the top is fun, yet the cut of the top is simple, keeping it from going too playful. The heels & lip balance each other out, whilst adding boldness and pizzazz.
How would you describe your style?
Full of color, prints, & life! I am bold, and love to be playful.
High Street Honey or Designer Diva?
A combination. If I could afford more high-end designers, I would. Honestly though, you can find amazing vintage pieces with great style and quality at any price point. Also stores like Zara, ASOS & Topshop are great for quality & affordability.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I am my own muse, so I try to inspire myself. I get inspired by colors, images, art, nature & my friends & family.
What makes your style your own, what’s your signature look?
My love for colors, color theory, prints, patterns & texture make my style my own. I am especially passionate about vibrant & saturated hues. My signature look would be anything consisting of a bold color combo & bold lip.
What one piece are you coveting at the moment?
Hmm…always tough to narrow it down just to one piece! Alright, the piece I am coveting right now is the Marc Jacobs Striped Sequin-embellished jersey skirt. AMAZING! I could see myself styling this piece endlessly!
What are the 3 most important pieces in your wardrobe?
1.) Statement Heels- I have so many! They just add that WOW factor to any outfit.
2.) Bright colors/prints- Doesn’t matter what style, as long as it’s bright, vibrant or with print or pattern.
3.) A BOLD coat. The wind & temperatures here in fall/winter and early spring can get so cold! No one gets to see the fabulous outfit hiding underneath, so it’s that much more important to be bold & eye-catchy with an amazing coat.
What one piece of fashion advice would you give to readers?
Other than the very commonly stated, “be yourself”? I would advise readers to look OUTSIDE fashion to find what they really like IN fashion (politics, other art, sports, etc). Really try to push your comfort zones, especially with prints, textures & color…I promise you won’t be disappointed! Oh, and never say never, for you never know what the you might try in 6 weeks, 6 months, or 6 years…it’s all about experimenting and evolving, so have fun!
As always I’d love to hear from you. What do you think of Courtney’s style? Maybe you know a street style icon yourself? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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