“My three questions: Is it good quality? Is it trendy or a timeless piece? Can I wear it multiple ways?” says Vanessa Lundy of VanaVain, a fashion stylist and blogger who deploys those questions when evaluating clients’ closets and her own wardrobe. From there though, this vintage aficionado’s breezy, era-mixing approach is anything but buttoned-up.
Her look in a few words: Vintage, eccentric, fun.
Sources of inspiration: I have a forever love for the 1940s and the 1980s, ever since I was a kid. Those are the eras when style was actually new and never done before.
Shopping MO: Most of my pieces are from thrift shops, consignment boutiques and occasionally Zara and H&M. I have to love something. The color, texture or style has to make me happy instantly, or else it’s a no. That’s how you get a cluttered closet: by buying pieces you don’t love.
How people respond to her look: I don’t pay attention to reactions, because I dress for myself. However, those who do mention it will often say they love how “fun” and “effortless” it is.
Style philosophy: I don’t plan outfits, so it’s always fun to dress on the spur of the moment and see what I come up with. I’m naturally spontaneous, so the process reflects that.