Words and photos: Britt Elyse Nelson
“I grew up in a household that fundamentally believed in being well dressed wherever you go. My style has changed a lot, mainly due to age and changing interest. Right now my influences come from the ’30s up to the ’60s to a certain degree. I feel as though every era has something to offer, so I try to incorporate it, depending on the occasion.”
Isaac Mizrahi once said, “Getting dressed everyday makes you forget you’re going to die.”
“My style is about comfort and color. I love making my own clothing and thrifting when I can. If it’s elastic or soft yet edgy and unique, it’s a win.”
“I appreciate timeless style and often mix old and new, though on many days, I dress in head-to-toe vintage. As a communications professional, I collect magazines and often flip through style spreads if I need a little refresh. And I work in the art world, so I’m immersed in the creative community which, as you can imagine, provides endless visual style and life inspiration.”
“The ways I describe my style include: goth tween, child going to Catholic school, or ’90s baby. I guess growing older has made me regress into styles that were popular from when I was about four to ten years old, probably because I spent a lot of time when I was younger being insecure of what I wore but now I developed my own style and basically stopped caring.”
To contact Britt, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.