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Thursday, June 25th 2009

studio style: bobbie

The shopbop studio stylists seem to wave a chic little wand and voila!—a limp tee and a rumpled pair of jeans transforms into something high voltage. What’s the secret behind their stellar personal style? That’s what we’re here to find out. Meet Bobbie:


Suzanne: You’re wearing our hottest new shorts trend—bike shorts!  Can you give us any tips for how to keep them looking fashion-forward and not like we just crossed the finish line at the Tour de France?

Bobbie: Bike shorts are so easy for summer. For casual looks, style them with slouchy cotton tanks, embellished sandals, headscarves, sunglasses, and lots of jewels. For a dressier look, try pairing them with the unexpected, like a silk top and heels. It gives you an effortless, not-trying-too-hard look.

S: Tell me about your bracelet.

B: I love earthy jewelry. I scoop up wooden bangles whenever I can, and I picked this one up at a market in Ireland. One of my favorite pieces right now is a necklace I made from Alkemie rings. I loved the rings, so I added them to a chain I can wear every day.

S: How would you describe your personal style and how has it evolved since working at shopbop?

B: I've always had an interest in fashion. I started sewing and reworking my own clothes when I was in middle school. I love the unexpected—like ratty cutoff bike shorts with a button-down shirt—and I love thrifting and working my finds in with designer pieces. Styling on a daily basis has shown me what works and has also surprised me at times. There are so many options. My advice is to wear what you feel comfortable in; don’t pay too much attention to the dos and don’ts.

S: What sorts of things inspire you when building looks?

B: My BFF comes over before we go out and we try on everything in my closet—some bizarre combinations!  Sometimes we get terrible results, but often we put things together in ways that inspire me for the next day at work.

S: Favorite new shopbop brand and how you’ll wear it?

B: David Lerner and Patterson J. Kincaid! I love pairing the oversized Patterson J. Kincaid tops with the David Lerner leggings. It’s totally my go-to outfit.

Bobbie wears:
* Denim Vest by Pencey
* Clean Drape Tank by James Perse
* Wake Bike Shorts by Leyendecker
* Wooden bangle from Ireland


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