Wear is… Nikita Jackson

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 Nikita Jackson?

black headband and beige top outfit
60s inspired jumpsuit outfit

WEAR IS... NIKITA JACKSON?

Between her glowing complexion and whimsical wardrobe, Nikita Jackson might just be an actual fairy. This British beauty blends together Parisian and Scandinavian influences to create a style all her own. Her closet is filled with earthy colors, quirky Peter Pan collars and flirty dresses, making her perhaps the chic-est Science teacher on the planet. Keep reading for her thoughts on patterned tights, seasonal dressing and Queen.

Hi, Nikita! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hi, I’m Nikita and I’m a 23 year old science teacher with a love for sustainability. I’m from the North-West of England, near Manchester, and have lived in the surrounding areas my whole life. After college I had to choose between science and art for my career, so my Instagram let’s me stay creative! 

green dress and lime sweater
green sweater outfit

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

I’d describe my style as seasonal. It’s ever changing and I definitely take my cues from the weather and my day to day life. I’d also say it’s quite playful and a mixture of Parisian (for autumn/winter) and Scandinavian (for spring/summer)! 

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

I take a lot of inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest. I’ll scroll until I find something I like and then I’ll look for similar items on Depop and in charity shops. I haven’t bought an item of clothing new since July 1st 2019.

carnival outfit
60s floral peter pan dress

3. What does personal style mean to you?

Personal style is the ability to express yourself and feel comfortable and confident with your outfit. People make snapshot judgements on the way you look before they get to know you, so personal style is important to give off your own message! 

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

My thrift list is currently: 

Patterned tights

Anything with an oversized collar 

Green dresses 

green peter pan collar outfit
green gunne sax dress outfit

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

I think I’d want my fantasy dinner party to host Queen, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Zooey Deschanel, Dakota Fanning and my boyfriend. A mixed bunch but all very interesting! 

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

I’m currently really proud of myself for falling back in love with hobbies. It seems so small, but just getting yourself out and doing something you enjoy makes you feel 1000% better. I’m currently loving pottery and want to start punch needling! 

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You can find more or Nikita’s style on instagram as @n.ann.thrift

Wear is… Caroline Holley?

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 Caroline Holley?

WEAR IS... CAROLINE HOLLEY?

From the wonderful land of Portland comes Caroline Holley, a girl with eclectic style and perhaps some of the best hair... ever? Her wardrobe alone is a work of art featuring a gorgeous color palette of reds, greens, blues and oranges. Still, the way she chooses to wear these pieces is the most inspiring part.

Whether she's wearing something simplistic or something much more unexpected, there is an undeniable level of chic that Caroline exudes. Her interview today will no doubt give you some serious style inspo so keep reading for her thoughts on reinventing herself, non-conformity and West World.

Hi, Caroline! Please introduce your wonderful self?

Hi I’m Caroline! I’m 23 years old and live in Portland, Oregon. I currently work at 2 different clothing stores based in Portland, and am a social media manager for the sweetest little ice cream shop. 

1. How would you describe your style? 

This is a hard one to answer, because I don’t think I have one single vibe or style when it comes to my clothing. I am constantly changing, evolving, creating and recreating my style. My clothing is usually a reflection of how I am feeling that day. Some days that might mean keeping it simple with my favorite jeans and a tee, and other days that might mean stepping out in snake print pants, square toe boots, and a puffer. Ultimately, I love to mix different styles together and pair pieces that are unexpected. 

2. Where are your favorite places to shop and why?

I get the majority of my clothing from thrift stores. Portland is home to a ton of amazing vintage clothing stores, which makes avoiding fast fashion pretty easy. I absolutely love going thrifting, and hunting for unique pieces that I am able to give new life to. I am definitely still guilty of buying from places like Asos, but I do my best to do most my shopping at local stores and thrift shops. 

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it? 

I think I have a pretty good idea of what my personal style is, but I also don’t ever want to confine myself. My personal style is constantly changing, which is what I find so fun about fashion. 

4. Do you have any current favorites? (podcasts, books, songs, etc?) 

I have been watching a ton of shows recently like West World, Power, and Shameless. I also love documentaries and shows/movies based on true stories. If you haven’t watched “When They See Us,” go watch it!

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have? 

When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my dog. He helps me stay active and enjoy the outdoors even during Portland’s dark and rainy winters. There are tons of amazing parks and hiking trails near by.

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

I’m really proud of how much I have grown in the last year. I’m a pretty shy person, but I have continuously put myself out there and pursued things even if they seem terrifying in the moment. I finally feel like I am finding my place and advancing my career slowly but surely. 

Where else can we find you, Caroline?

You can find me on instagram @carolinehollley

Wear is… Lizzi Lithiluxa?

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 Lizzi Lithiluxa?

WEAR IS... LIZZI LITHILUXA?

Entering the colorful world of Lizzi Lithiluxa is like entering a visual candy shop. Lizzi is a girl who can pull off any color she wants and does, in fact, judging by her effortlessly chic wardrobe.

Whether she's making up her own definitions of what style can be or proudly sharing her unique thrifted treasures, the fact is, Lizzi isn't afraid to have fun while getting dressed! Read on for her thoughts about wedding dresses, breaking the rules and "Big Parisian Energy."

Hi, Lizzi! Please introduce your wonderful self!

Hi y’all! My name is Lizzi Lithiluxa and I’m originally from Columbus, OH but I am now located in sunny Los Angeles where I work in Product Development for a denim company. 

1. What does personal style mean to you? 

Personal style is such a funny concept to me. Personal style to me is more of an attitude than anything else. I feel like my style ranges from “Big Parisian Energy” to “Tiny Hat Skate Life” It’s all about the attitude - if you feel and act confident, people will see that. With the right attitude, you can wear anything. 

2. Is there anything in your wardrobe that has special memories?

For my wedding I got this beautiful Reformation slip dress that I found on Poshmark. It’s so simple and classic, I’m planning on getting it hemmed to a midi length so I can wear it more often! 

3. How did you discover your style? 

I think I really discovered my style when I started thrifting. I love a day where I spend hours thrifting, picking items - then finding a place for them in my wardrobe. I love getting creative with my style, changing it up daily, and my favorite catch phrase is “Thanks, it’s thrifted!”

4. What’s one tip you could share for finding your personal style?

I feel like I’m constantly rediscovering my style through thrifting, through music, and through other badass babes on the Internet. To anyone in a style rut or looking to discover their style, don’t be afraid to try new styles, new fits, new prints. I know there are these “style rules” that some body types can wear this or that, just wear what you want. You never know what is going work for you, and you never know what you could end up liking!

5. Is there anything on your thrift list right now? 

I’m currently looking for a plaid car coat. I feel like it’s a classic piece that I’ve been needing for a while. I’m holding out for the ~ one ~ because I know it’s something that I’ll be keeping in my closet for a while. 

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

I’m really proud of myself for moving out of my home town and the big city that is Los Angeles. I’ve actually never lived outside of Ohio and I’d only ever visited California one time. But I had a great support system, and I was ready to take the big leap. It’s been almost 2 years, and when I take a step back, I know that a 15 year old me could never believe the silly life I’ve made for myself. 

Where else can we find you, Lizzi?

You can find me @sushirollangel on all social media platforms ❣️

Wear is… Alessandra DeMarino?

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 Alessandra DeMarino?

Alessandra DeMarino
jewelry close up

WEAR IS... ALESSANDRA DEMARINO?

If you're looking for an endless stream of eclectic style inspiration, look no further than the wonderful world of Alessandra DeMarino. Her eye for fashion is wonderfully imaginative and the unique looks she creates remind us that getting dressed should be fun!

Greater still, is the woman beyond the clothes. Alessandra is funny, intelligent and a major sweetheart (yup, some people really do just have it all). So keep reading for her thoughts on Disney channel actors, tennis skirts and being a better person.

Hi, Alessandra! Please introduce your wonderful self!

Hi! I’m Alessandra DeMarino, or Alessa as some people call me 🙂 I am a Media student (about to graduate!) in NYC, pursuing a career in fashion PR. I moved to NYC from Atlanta four years ago, and it’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made. Living here has opened me up to sustainable living practices, the world of film, and truly the best pizza! 

1. What was your personal style journey like? And did you make any mistakes along the way?

It’s been a long journey! I first really got into high fashion when I was 12. I didn’t have the resources to buy any of it, but I would shop at my local mall and pick pieces that spoke to me- or were similar to something I would see in an editorial. I definitely looked like a walking Disney channel actor, but hey it was the 2000’s! As I got older I would delve into research on historical fashion, textiles, and sewing silhouettes to learn more! My style currently is inspired by modern Copenhagen women’s fashion, 1980’s silhouettes, 1990’s take on 1960’s mod, and of course the iconic 80s/90s power suits! 

Alessandra DeMarino
Alessandra DeMarino

2. Who or what inspires your style most currently? 

Right now I’m very inspired by vintage fashion magazines and vintage sewing pattern sketches! (I’ll link a pic! It’s hard to describe lol) I’m also inspired by both minimal color palettes and vibrant colorful palettes. It’s honestly hard to choose which I like more!

Alessandra DeMarino
vintage sewing patterns

3. Is there anything on your thrift list right now?

Oh yes! I want a 60’s mini dress, some vintage silk patterned scarves, and a tennis skirt! Thrifting is my go to, besides buying second hand designer items. 🙂

4. What’s one tip you could share for finding your personal style?

Dive into old magazines! Find looks that resonate with you, and try to find some vintage pieces that are similar! Then try to mix it with some of your favorite contemporary pieces. This always seems to do the trick for me! 🙂

Alessandra DeMarino green acne pants
Alessandra DeMarino red cowboy boots

5. What’s your current favorite item in your wardrobe and why?

I just purchased the greatest pair of vintage 90’s Tommy Hilfiger platform boots! They have the greatest chunky square toe, I really love them!

fame and partners dress
Alessandra DeMarino outfit

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

Honestly, I’m proud of my mind and my heart. I strive to be the best possible me in my work and social life. I try to be a compassionate and understanding person in everything I do! That’s all we can do as people, right? Strive to be loving and better people. 

Where else can we find you, Alessandra?

Honestly just my insta, @alessademarino, haha I’m not great at maintaining other social media channels!

Wear is… Rachel Rubi?

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 Rachel Rubi?

Rachel Rubi at a pink cafe
Rachel Rubi at Miami Glossier

WEAR IS... RACHEL RUBI?

Rachel Rubi is a real gem (pun intended). Haled from Miami, this beautiful soul shines with creativity in not only her style, but in everything she does. She's a girl who views life as one giant inspiration and proves that interesting people certainly find the world interesting.

In a time where streamlining and "niching down" are practically gospel, Rachel fearlessly explores her multi-passionate nature in the most refreshing way. It's been such a pleasure getting to know her, so keep reading for her thoughts on Greek Mythology, paradoxes and Mid-Century furniture.

Hi, Rachel! Please introduce your wonderful self!

Hi, I’m Rachel! Born and raised in Miami to Nicaraguan parents. I’m a Creative Advertising student at the University of Miami and a huge design enthusiast. Fashion, interior and graphic design make my world go round. I’m sustainability-focused, I try to be a conscious consumer. 

1. What was your personal style journey like? And did you make any mistakes along the way?

I found my style through experimenting and being inspired by art history along with the world around me. Including Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram. I just find accounts with styles I love and somehow mesh it altogether to make my own. I went through trial and errors along the way for sure. First error was buying fast fashion. It was easy to buy what I was “told” to buy. Thrifting is what really exposed me to honing down my style. 

Rachel Rubi outfit
Mirror selfie pictures

2. Who or what inspires your style most currently? 

Effortlessness has always inspired me. Nature, the runway, creatives, art history, models and influencers inspire me. Particularly Jacquemus, Margiela, Greek mythology, the mediterranean, mid-century modern, femininity, androgyny, baroque, Parisian, and prairie styles. I’m constantly inspired by minimalists and maximalists. By shabby chic and opulence. I love paradoxes!

3. Is there anything on your thrift list right now?

Yes! I’ve been looking for a cute pair of croc-stamped brown mules. Or any designer thrift finds honestly, but it’s a little hard to come across those in Miami. 

Rechel Rubi interview
Rachel Rubi trying on a green dress

4. What’s one tip you could share for finding your personal style?

Keeping note of the things that spark joy in your life! (Thank you, Marie Kondo.) Keep a record of it and make a mood board. See what speaks to you and build up from there. That’s how I was able to find my own little style full of contradictions wrapped up in a bow of effortlessness. 

5. What’s your current favorite item in your wardrobe and why?

Currently loving my chartreuse blazer from @blaksands. It just reminds me of Eames furniture from the Mid-Century modern era—and it’s a great pop of color in my closet full of neutrals and beige.

girl having a picnic at the beach
Mejuri scarab necklace

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

I’m really proud of the woman I am today. I’ve come to embrace change and stand my ground, finally. I’m proud of my accomplishments and of finding myself creatively. 

Where else can we find you, Rachel?

You can find me on:

Instagram: @rachelrubi

Twitter: @rachelrubies

Website coming soon: rachelrubi.com