Wear is… Natalie Gray?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Natalie Gray?

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WEAR IS… NATALIE GRAY?

Natalie Gray does it all. Somehow between balancing a new Youtube channel and blog,  advocating for mental health and pursuing a bright future in marketing, she still finds time to curate a fabulous wardrobe. Her breezy personal style is the type to remind us of the beauty in classic simplicity, and her Instagram is a collection of the stuff your most Pinteresty dreams are made of.

So keep reading for Natalie’s thoughts on Lizzie McGuire, worn in jeans and creative outlets in a time of uncertainty.

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leather jacket outfit

Hi Natalie! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

My name is Natalie Gray, I have experience in marketing and communications and am currently looking for a job in marketing as I build my platform on Instagram (and now YouTube)!

1. How would you describe your style in 3 words?

Minimal, neutral, classic.

2. Who or what are your current biggest style inspirations?

I have no one specifically, but definitely a lot of the people I follow on Instagram. I’m really attracted to over-sized items, structured items, neutrals, classic pieces, and chunky gold jewelry. I tend to stay away from trendier items as I want to collect pieces that will last for several seasons.

minimalist outfits
minimalist outfits

3. What does personal style mean to you?

Personal style means everything to me. I love being able to be inspired by everything around me, everything I consume. My style has definitely changed as I’ve gotten older, as well as my viewpoint on fashion as a whole. My goal right now is to buy less pieces and focus on expanding my closet with more intentional, timeless and sustainable pieces. 

While avoiding fast fashion entirely is my ultimate goal, I recognize how much of a privilege it is to do so. I think making baby steps is super important – like learning tips about thrifting, educating yourself about the impacts of fast fashion on the environment and workers, and honestly realizing that buying less and outfit repeating is 100% okay (be like Lizzie McGuire)!

4. What’s on your thrift list right now?

I haven’t been thrifting for a long time due to the virus, but once I’m comfortable going back, I definitely am looking for some worn-in jeans, dresses and oversized tees.

minimalist outfits
neutral tone outfits

5. Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Victoria Pedretti, Laura Harrier, Orion Carloto, Zendaya, Jenn Im & Zoey Deutch!

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Something I am really proud of right now is my resilience. I am proud of myself that I’m continuing to use my voice by helping educate people on important social and environmental issues that are occuring, along with advocating for mental health awareness during this time (and always)!

It’s so important for people to listen to their bodies, take a break if they need to. With the state of the world, it seems trivial sometimes to care about fashion and beauty, but it’s still important to have a creative outlet even with all of this uncertainty. Finding balance is key!

Where else can we find you, Natalie?

I am launching my YouTube channel this week actually! My channel is self titled, just “Natalie Gray”. I also have a blog that I am currently re-branding but I am super excited to post more regularly on it soon which is bynataliegray.com. Since I’ve grown quite a bit recently, I am excited for these new avenues of creativity and continue using my voice to promote the things I’m passionate about!

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