Seeing Addie Rose Boutique owner Meagan Doyle in action is like watching a master sculptor at work. During our interview, the creator and curator of the shop actualized outfit after outfit, proving that the shop’s high end-inspired collection is ultimately on par with its pricier counterparts. While mixing and matching textures, prints and fits, Doyle continuously surprised and enlightened me with each carefully constructed outfit, with one ensemble consisting of a white tank top shift dress and gray striped sweater combo that has provided me with enough inspiration for the entirety of next season’s looks! Addie Rose’s eclectic closet can work for anyone, age, body type and fashion timidity disregarded. Addie Rose’s selection is understated yet ultra-cool, encapsulating the very specific nonchalant and chic vibe required to create a refreshing look that defines what day-to-day fashion can become when quirky, unexpected risks are taken.
Name: Meagan Doyle
CollegeFashionista: What is the inspiration behind Addie Rose?
Meagan Doyle: The name came from my daughter, who is seven now. I am a creative person so I’ve always loved art; this is my form of art. I like styling and putting pieces together. I’m not a huge name brand person; I like a more personal style so everything in here is usually fewer than 100 dollars. We try to keep a steady flow of new things so we get like 15 to 30 styles a week so the shop always looks different.
CF: How would you describe the style of the store?
MD: There’s such a mix. Everyone wants to put ages on stores but for a small shop to stay in business, I think it’s more of a taste. Either you like the taste or you don’t. Sometimes people come in and think our stuff looks boring until they put it on and they realize it’s a different cut that they are not used to. I’m definitely more about fits and styling, putting the entire outfit together.
CF: What are your favorite upcoming fall styles?
MD: I love fall clothes. They’re my favorite because I love all of the layering. I’m big on texture, like with my jewelry I’ll do more of the metal pieces. I’m excited for jeans especially since patchwork and moto jeans are really in. I like boots, too! Moto boots with a little dress can completely change the look. Even adding in some tights and a leather jacket take a step further and into winter.
CF: Are there any specific designer styles that you like to choose from?
MD: I like high end fashion, but I don’t like to pay for it. I love finding things that are very similar to high end pieces but are widely available. Our jeans are manufactured by the same place as J Brand so they’re a very similar fit but much less expensive. They are still good quality and a nice brand!
Learn more: Check out Addie Rose Boutique on their Instagram or at their location at W 135th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66224.