Annie in Florida is the master of looking great in skinny jeans year-round.
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Being from New York, I know the importance of good shoes that can withstand the snow and water while keeping your feet warm. While I always loved Uggs and Moccasins when I lived there, they were not water resistant and had terrible traction. I cannot believe that these boots are both waterproof but yet still so cute and fashionable.
What’s the biggest fashion mistake you’ve ever made?
I remember in high school it was a big trend to wear Adidas slide sandals with socks and a Hollister hoodie. I look back at pictures and cringe! I don’t know what my friends and I ever thought that was cute.
What’s the biggest change in the way you’ve shopped for clothes?
I always stop to think if the piece is something that I will get enough wear out of. For years I would buy items that I loved but really had no place to wear them to so they just ended up sitting in my closet. I try to buy pieces that fit my everyday lifestyle.
What’s the most important style item to invest in?
Good skinny jeans and a handbag.
Jeans are something that you wear over and over again and it’s so important to have a nice, flattering pair that will be your go-to for years. A handbag is important because it’s usually the first thing people notice.
What is the most underappreciated item in a woman’s wardrobe?
Jewelry! I think jewelry can make or break an outfit. I love keeping an outfit simple and really focusing on what statement jewelry items I’m going to wear.
What’s the biggest mistake people make when shopping for clothes?
Skipping bargain stores or clearance racks. I have found some of my favorite, most worn items at stores that most people would never think to shop in. Clearance racks also have a lot of hidden gems when it comes to fashion.
You have $500 to spend on your wardrobe. What do you buy, and why?
I would buy a mix of classic pieces that will stay in my wardrobe for years as well as some more “trendy” pieces. I don’t always spend money on trendy pieces because I know they won’t be in style for long.
Do you think your personal style can have a big impact on your life?
I think your outfit can always play a role in first impressions. I have been hired for jobs because of how I’ve dressed. I am currently a teacher and the person that interviewed me commented on my outfit when she called back to hire me.
Annie is wearing the Anton Suede Ankle Boot in Black.
Photos courtesy of Absolutely Annie.
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