“I never look at a piece and think, ‘that won’t work for me because of XYZ’, I’m always thinking ‘How can I make this work for me?’ I love experimenting and pushing limits to make the clothes that I find cool fit my personal level of modesty. Using my imagination and playing with pieces that wouldn’t normally go together is my trick to adapting a look to be more modest.
I’m a sucker for a good statement blouse and no one does them quite as well as Ellery. There’s always a striking balance between wearability and an eye-catching detail that takes the blouse to another dimension. I fell in love with the fringe detailing on this particular number – the way it moves is truly a spectacle on its own. Western inspired style is definitely having a moment and I think the fringe combined with the subtle references in the scallop detailing are just the perfect touch. I wanted to keep the focus on the blouse, so pairing it with some understated opaque leggings and over-the-knee boots seemed like the right move. This woven 0711 clutch is another ode to the western vibes and it pops against the otherwise all-black look.”
“I’ve been a leather pants girl for a few years now, but these are not your typical skin-tight leather pants. These Joseph babies are definitely more of a modest girl’s leather pant if there ever was one. Can we just talk about the genius boot leg? Oh, and the button up detailing? Also, they’re incredibly soft and comfortable. I decided to pair them up with this poppy Rejina Pyo knit that has my favorite type of neckline – non-suffocating turtleneck! I think all of my modest girls can attest to the annoyance of a too-tight neckline, and this one is the perfect fit for coverage and comfort. Topped off with a neutral trench coat draped over the shoulders, this look is the easiest ‘cool girl’ outfit formula.”
The one style piece I can’t live without in the city is a pair of sick sunglasses. They can be transformative to a look but also have their practical uses. I love a style piece that is both fashion and function.”