** This is the latest of an ongoing series profiling peeps I know with interesting style. If you would like to be featured or nominate someone contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org **
Intro:: This edition features my lovely friend Devon whom I met at work. I was struck right away by her sense of style and ability to look cute and chic even when she has to be at work at 4am! Devon is laid back, sweet and fun, and her clothing definitely exudes her bubbly personality. She also loves to accessorize with a good scarf just as much as I do so of course we bonded over that! Read ahead to learn more about Devon’s style from her own perspective…
Name: Devon Stinson
Location: Dayton, OH
Who: I’m an aspiring graphic designer who’s been out of school for a couple years. I’m currently working as a merchandiser in retail. In my free time I enjoy doing my nails, shopping, and playing video games (mostly online games). I have a blog based on just that, being a girly-girl but also enjoying the video gaming world — www.devonstinson.com
Describe your style: Cardigans are my biggest go-to item. Also, I love a good pair a well fitted skinny jeans. My style is pretty simple. I love to mix and match, while keeping things comfortable and causal.
My style focuses a lot on comfort. If it isn’t comfortable, I won’t wear it. When I purchase items, I have to keep in mind what I’m dressing for. My job restricts most of my fashion choices, not because of the policy but because of the work I’m doing. I’m on my feet all day, I’m consistently moving, climbing up ladders, lifting, and bending over. I wear minimal amounts of jewelry and what I do own I recycle into many outfits. I don’t own more than 2 pairs of heels/wedges. I tend to stick to flats. I’m obsessed with TOMS! I enjoy being able to mix and match items in my closet while still being comfortable.
What influences or inspires your fashion choices: What influences and inspires my fashion choices usually depends on what I’ll be doing that day and the weather. Nothing too complicated. As far as inspiration, I’m heavily inspired by the people who surround me. Their fashion choices and opinions help me with my fashion decisions. I’m a very visual person. So, when items are displayed and advertised well, I tend to gravitate to them.
Where do you shop:
Delia’s (don’t shop here as much anymore but I find things every now and then)
HotTopic (don’t shop here as much anymore but I find things every now and then)
Places I admire and would love to shop at in the future:
Adele, she may not be considered a “fashion icon” be definitely a big icon of mine.
Also, there are many plus-sized fashion bloggers that inspire me:
- People who think Crocs are acceptable shoes to where outside of gardening… (in what situation are the acceptable)? UNLESS you are wearing these: Their Adrina Flats are very cute (I have a pair). ;)
- People who wear the Victoria Secret PINK lounge wear in everyday activity.
- Bootcut jeans tucked into boots…
- Leggings as pants.
- And my biggest pet peeve, when people don’t where clothes that fit them comfortable (fits too big or too small).
That’s about it! I believe there are a lot of fashion rules that can be broken, if one goes about it the right way.
Parting wisdom: Be accepting of your body type. Learn the best ways to showcase your body. Fashion is a wonderful way to display your personality. Confidence is the best fashion item you can ever own. :) ALSO, don’t be afraid experiment and to try new things. I know all my fashion choices aren’t perfect but I have fun with it!
Where to find you: I write a blog about pretty much anything that interests me. It’s mostly involves fashion, beauty, and video games. www.devonstinson.com