If I don't feel comfortable, I don't wear it.
top: American Apparel
linen pants: vintage
necklace: Sword + Fern
belt: bought from a homeless fellow for $2
bracelet: leather cat collar (found)
I like to mix basics with really special pieces, like this vintage bag I found in Rome.
-Sarah, Artist/Law Firm Employee
skirt: American Apparel
I like to keep my closet full of clothing that is elegant but still practical.
-Sarai, Owner of Colette Patterns
I don't take fashion too seriously and I don't follow rules. I love big, bold and bright as well as anything that makes me laugh!
I have a terrible time being trendy. I prefer well-made vintage clothing that is timeless and elegant.
-Elizabeth, Owner of Xtabay Vintage
dress: vintage 1950's Hawaiian sundress (from Xtabay)
shoes: Steve Madden
bracelets: from estate sales and her grandma
I quit wearing jeans on my 30th birthday. I want to be a lady!
-Clara, "If I believe in it, I can sell it!"/Event Planner/Artist/Non-Profit Manager
necklace: her grandmother's
I aim for 'polished and poised,' but my style usually turns out to be 'urchin-like dishevelement.' I'm finding peace with that.
-Elizabeth Dye, Dress Designer, and Owner of The English Dept.
top: Elizabeth Dye
skirt: a vintage tennis skirt
shoes: Dries Van Noten
I want to revel in my femininity. My outfits are usually a throwback to the 1920's and 30's.
top: hand-me-down from a friend
shoes: Goodwill bins
belt: vintage (from a friend's mom)
headband: made from a sweater tie
I like to mix vintage with handmade pieces.
I try to support indie designers as much as possible
-Jena, Blogger at Modish
I don't usually wear color. I almost always wear black! - Kelsey, 17, Student at Franklin High School
tube top/dress: from a friend and cut off to fit better
shoes: Magpie Vintage
I love anything vintage, whether it's from the 1920's or the 1990's. I enjoy thrifting at the Goodwill bins, where you can purchase clothes by the pound!
There are so many great thrift stores, I don't see a reason to spend a lot of money on clothes. I rarely buy anything new.
bike: built by a friend
I used to be a fashion stylist but now that I am a mom, I shop a lot of garage sales and mix those finds with boutique purchases.
-Shay, Mom of three
scarf: H & M
bag: Tucky Mama