Erica’s No. 1 Fashion Tip:
Always dress for your body type and age. Also, have fun with fashion! Express yourself! Try to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with different looks.
How Do You Know What Trends to Try?
You have to discover your own style and incorporate little trends here and there. A great way to do this is to start making inspiration boards of magazine cut outs, fabrics, etc… anything that catches your eye. You will eventually see a pattern of styles that you are drawn to.
Must Have Fashion Pieces:
JEANS! I love skinnies and high-waisted 70’s style jeans! I think they fit my body type and personal style. When shopping for your perfect jean, you must spend time trying on many different pairs. Shoes and handbags are two important elements to your ensemble. They can completely make your look, and are worth the investment! A great blazer is another must-have! There are many different styles, such as schoolboy, cropped or tailored. Again, you have to take the time to try these pieces on or hire a stylist to assist you.
How Do You Begin Styling your Clients?
I see what you already have in your wardrobe and what you gravitate towards, I can get a feel for what you believe your style is. Then we define it from there maybe incorporate some things that enhance that. For instance if your style is Bohemian Rocker, we can get a pair of boots, scarves and a few statement pieces of jewelry that will complement what you already have. Something that is updated.
How Flexible Do People Need to Be With Fashion?
First and foremost, I want my clients to feel unbelievable! You have to be comfortable with your fashion choices. I would never force anything on someone. There are so many different looks out there to experiment with.
How Do You Personally Shop for Clients?
Ideally, I love for the client to be involved in the shopping. But some hire a stylist because they simply don’t have the time to shop and I am happy to bring the clothes to them. I pick several stores that I feel fit their style and pull many options for them to try.
Your Favorite Everyday Look:
Structured leather bag
Flats (ballet or pointy-toed)
A striped T-shirt
What is Your Go-To Look For a Date Night?
Confidence is key! You should always wear what makes you feel great! Personally, I feel sexy in something sophisticated with a rocker edge, so I would say my black J Brand skinnies, the perfect tee, pointy-toed stilettos and a leather moto jacket. During the summer, I am all about a great “boho chic” look! A gorgeous, flowing maxi dress paired with statement bohemian jewelry is perfect for a summer night!
What’s Your Fashion DON’T!
Going overboard with trends. You want to look polished!
What Else Adds to Someone’s Style?
I love, love makeup! When planning outfits, I always think about hair and makeup too. It’s the whole look!
Favorite Celebrity Style
Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson, Kate Moss and Emmanuelle Alt (editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris)