Our staffers are a chic bunch, each with their own unique spin on fashion. This month we chatted with Stylist Karina about her personal style philosophy.
Go-to brand: I tend to experiment with a variety of different styles, but always find myself reaching back to DSQUARED2. Their separates are to die for—always the perfect mix of preppy and punky. Their styling has such a fun sense of humor too. I love looking for inspiration in their shows.
How did you get into styling? I attribute my love of fashion and styling to my two older sisters, both of whom are great illustrators. When I was younger, I would watch them draw figures and design beautiful outfits. It was fascinating to me, and I developed the same hobby and love of art later on. From there, I always had an eye on the fashion industry. It’s amazing how styling on paper transitions so easily to styling on real people.
What’s your style philosophy? Make every piece your own! I love a good challenge with pieces that feel uniquely not my style—some of those items even become favorites. With the right accessories, you can make anything work for your personal style, so have fun and have a sense of humor when outfitting yourself. I’m also someone who loves creating a variety of ways to wear basics. I try to do my own Ultimate Closet and reinvent pieces over and over again. It’s great to wear items I know I’m comfortable with, but discover new pairings. It helps keep my wardrobe feeling new and fresh.
What one item in your closet could you not live without? My lapis Pamela Love pyramid necklace. It goes with everything and the stone is mesmerizingly beautiful.
Shop Karina’s go-to brand, DSQUARED2.