STYLE GURU STYLE: Aubrey Reid

So, the whole purpose of this blog is for me to share a little bit of my fashion sense with you guys. However, if you’re going to be taking my fashion advice, you probably want to know a little bit about me and my background in fashion, so here it goes!

I was born in Palm Beach Florida, raised in Frankfort, Kentucky, went to college in Oxford, Mississippi, and just spent the last five months of my life traveling around Europe. From the world capital of Jack Rogers and Lilly Pulitzer to the home of the iconic Kentucky Derby and one of the fashion capitals of the world (Paris), on can say I’ve had my fair share of exposure to the world of fashion. This being said, my outfits vary drastically between locations.

However, as I travel between L.A., Miami, New York and most recently, parts of Europe, I like to stick to the chic, understated look. In other words, I love wearing black. It slims you, gives you an automatic air of chic and let’s be real, it’s easy to repeat without people noticing. This is a big deal for me when traveling because I’m always the girl with overweight suitcase trying to cut down the pounds. I’m all about that little black dress and after five months in Paris, I can say it has become my staple piece. It can be dressed up or down and make you look slim and sexy either way. I’m pictured here wearing one of my favorites from BCBG with my go-to wedges in Camel by Steve Madden.

This brings me to my last bit of my fashion background and style inspiration: my mom. She has been working in the fashion industry for over 35 years and opened her very own upscale consignment boutique seven years ago. After sitting me on the lap of Hungarian designer Adrienne Vittadini at age two, she drowned me in the concept of investment dressing. She has always told me that a good bag or piece of jewelry is worth the splurge (like my Louis Speedy bag seen here with my Hermès clic clac bracelet.) I have learned that investing in these classic pieces will leave you better off in the long run if you’re wanting a wardrobe that will last.This is not to say you shouldn’t buy less expensive clothes. (I have loved Forever 21 since I was 10) It’s all about how you mix, which is what I want to share on my page. You can pair a 10-dollar dress with a Louis and look like you’re fresh out of Vogue.

I hope y’all enjoyed my little tidbit and I’m looking forward to seeing all of your posts too! For a closer look, at my all-over-the -place sense of style and my recent adventures around Europe, you can find me on Instagram and Twitter @Ayybreybrey.