Recently, we had the pure joy of partnering with the Los Angeles Image Consultant and Personal Stylist, Julie Harbour.
We asked Julie to choose dresses that spoke to her true style and we were blown away by how she fabulously styled them like a true fashion professional!
We couldn’t wait to learn how Julie beautifully executes style and grace, HER WAY:
How would you define “style”?
To me, style is what makes you stand out as an individual. Many times, people are pigeon-holed into a particular style, ie, classic, romantic, edgy, etc. I like being a little bit of all styles rolled into one. Have fun developing your unique style!
From your closet, what do you first grab to “start” an outfit? (or, from where do you draw inspiration in crafting your personal style?)
It may seem a little odd, but I generally start with shoes and work my way up. And it can also depends on my mood for the day. If I wake up feeling a little down, that means vibrant color! Bold colors totally lift my disposition!
What is your go-to staple style/piece and how do you like to incorporate it?
During my work week, it’s dresses of all types. My favorites are Maxis and Midis, which can look more corporate with just adding a blazer. I love my red embroidered midi from National! On the weekends, it’s distressed Levi’s. They fit the curvy woman fabulously!
I tend to rely on neutrals in my closet. What do you recommend for folks starting to bring bold colors into their wardrobe? (I.e. how do you add to your closet and where do you start in making sure you pick the right color for your complexion?)
For those who tend to shy away from color, I recommend beginning with a colorful scarf, bold bag or shoe and slowly begin incorporating color into your wardrobe. Personally, dressing in colorful pieces give me a mood lift! Because I have a deeper complexion, bold colors such as reds, hot pinks and yellows look great on me. According to the color.
Fall is around the corner. What recommendations do you offer for transitioning your wardrobe?
I recommend light layering. I love wearing jumper dresses for the office with a classic while button down, for a classy chic look and a jacket. If it warms up a bit during the day, off goes the jacket!
We want to thank Julie so much for sprinkling her innovative and super stylish apparel creations on North Carolina. We love being a part of your audience!
-Parker & Ronelle