Krysta stands out from a sea of black in a bright blue pea coat and this gorgeous red cashmere travel wrap… who would believe that this beauty is just coming from hot yoga? Even so, she happily allowed Go Girl to catch a shot of her. She has a soft spot for photographers since her father is one, and he complains good-naturedly that people don’t always let him photograph them!
“My work requires me to look authoritative. I spend a lot of time in meetings,” she explains. “When I wear this bright red wrap, it makes me feel happy.”
Red Cashmere Travel Wrap: White & Warren at Saks
Pea Coat: BCBG
Skirt: Banana Republic
Boots: Steve Madden at Nordstrom
Dani has a great sense of what works and what doesn’t. She explains to Go Girl that her outfit today is a a little edge and a little Boho, all wrapped up into one comfortable look. However, when choosing her outfits, she says she never goes anywhere without her favorite piece: her Michael Kors handbag!
“I like Boho-chic style,” she tells us, “but it has to have a little sass with it.”
Jeans, boots, scarf, top: Buckle
Handbag: Michael Kors
When choosing pieces for her wardrobe, Marissa looks for classic items with an interesting flair. She credits her sense of style partially to her grandmother, who she says was always dressed in a classically flawless fashion.
“I wear a piece of her jewelry almost every day,” she says, smiling.
Pea Coat: Nicole Miller at Nordstrom
Handbag: Francesco Biasia, flea market find at Fremont Outdoor Market
Denim dress: Calvin Klein
Navy tights: Hue
Boots: Audrey Brooke at DSW
Returning to Seattle after two weeks at home, Hawaiian native Tiffany is keeping warm in cozy winter whites. She is currently serving our country proudly as a Navy Corpsman, so when off-duty she loves to pay attention to her style. She enjoys being casual, but cleans up well for a night out. Tiffany loves enhancing her natural features by wearing colors that flatter her skin tone.
“Comfort is key, so I love to wear a lot of dresses and sweaters. I like to shop at Nordstrom, Lush, Zara, Hollister. I love nice clothes, but I’m always looking for a deal!” she tells Go Girl.
Coat & Boots: Columbia
Although Go Girl found Amanda in the city, she’s really a country girl at heart. With a solid background in agriculture (she grew up on the family farm) and an eye for design (she loves to peruse wine labels for fun), she is hoping to make a career in the winemaking industry. When designing her wardrobe, she mainly looks for color. Her closet is jam-packed with every color; she especially loves bright, bold pieces – like dramatic reds and vibrant neons.
“When I go out, I like to dress nicely. I’m really into red,” she says. “I like bold. I like colors.”
Tall Boots: Madden Girl
Plaid Shirt: MUDD
Infinity Scarf: Fred Meyer
Black Leggings: Kohl’s
Sweater Socks: Marshalls
A graduate of FIDM, Brittany works as a colorist assistant for Nordstrom; her job is to sample the season’s colors for the in-house brands, making sure that the manufacturers send fabrics that are spot-on with the design team’s vision. To stay on top of current trends, she studies a wide range of fashion and style blogs daily to get inspired.
Describing how to put a closet together, Brittany tells us it’s all about basics. “Not trendy or bright colors and patterns; I like my pieces to go with everything and not have to worry about specific items that only go with one other piece. I love things that mix and match easily – then I can throw in a little pop of something if I want to.”
Red blazer: Lush at Nordstrom
Shirt: Leith at Nordstrom
Pants & Shoes: Forever 21
Watch: Vince Camuto at Nordstrom
Jessica is a barista by day, and an artist by night. She loves shopping from local artisan crafters and jewelry makers, and supports vegan shoe stores like Ether, where she bought her boots. When not serving up fresh espresso, Jessica spends her time drawing.
“Right now I have a gig drawing anatomical drawings for a book,” she told Go Girl, “Drawing has always been a part of my life, now I’m trying to make a living at it.”
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Lauren and her boyfriend recently moved to Portland from Southern California to escape the heat and get a fresh start on life in the city. We love her Hunter boots; a great pair of rain boots are a necessity in the Pacific Northwest! To balance the utilitarian look of the boots, Lauren chose to wear a super cute floral dress. In her new city, Lauren likes to explore the surrounding parks and recreation areas.
“I love hiking and kayaking,” she told Go Girl, “I’m trying to get into running, but it’s so hard with the rain!”
Dress: Forever 21
Allie’s cool sweater and cutoff denim vest caught our eye in a local cafe. Allie is a social media butterfly – in fact, she’s a suggested user on Instagram. She invites you to follow along @allistrange. A recent Michigan transplant, Allie wanted to move into a new scene.
“I wanted to do more with my life and be around like-minded people,” she told Go Girl.
Sweater & Vest: H&M
Sascha embraces the Boho style and funds her love for clothes by working at her favorite store, Buckle. When she’s putting together outfits, she’s always thinking about the colors, design, and patterns, and how she can make that work with the changing seasons. No matter what, she never goes anywhere without her favorite piece – her Michael Kors Hamilton bag!
“I like to follow trends because I love being up-to-date, going out, and having people look at my style and think it’s a reflection of me. It’s fun,” she explains.
Daytrip Southwestern Top, vegan leather pants, necklace, earrings, bracelets: Buckle
Parker Watch & Hamilton bag: Michael Kors
Boots: Nine West
Bright and cozy on this chilly Seattle winter day, Katie’s got a lot going on. She’s married, working as a dental assistant, and expecting a baby this fall! She loves keeping warm in this red fur-lined puffer vest, but her favorite piece is always her newest. (Right now, it’s a long gray cardigan she just picked up!)
When asked if she could have anyone’s closet that she wanted, who would it be? “I love how smart and edgy Lucy Liu’s style is on Elementary. I’d dress like her.”
Jeggings: American Eagle
Long-Sleeved White Tee: Nordstrom
Bag & Beanie: Target
Visiting her home in Seattle for the holidays, Kailey will soon head back to California, where she studies marketing and communications at a private college. Kailey refuses to stick to any one look, although she thinks the high-waisted trend is fun to wear right now. She told Go Girl that she likes that particular trend because it’s risky, and more difficult to pull off – so when she does, it feels great!
“I think it’s easy to get hung up on staying unique to your particular brand,” she says. “It’s also fun to branch out and experiment.”
Cardigan, hat, colored tights, and shoes: Urban Outfitters
Nina is a freelance writer based in Portland. When she’s not writing, you can find Nina hiking, doing yoga, or taking hip hop and jazz classes. Some of her favorite things? Martinis, fashion, and good food! We loved Nina’s unique poncho.
“I feel like my style could be called urban bohemian,” she told Go Girl.
Boots: Miz Mooz
Poncho: Banana Republic
Selina’s style is a mix of vintage and name brands… her cool vintage skirt plays well with her modern denim jacket. We caught Selina while on her way to work at a local paper and craft store. Needless to say, Selina is a big fan of crafting and creativity. She’s studying music education, and dreams of teaching private flute lessons in her home.
“It’s cliche, but music is such a universal language,” she told Go Girl, “Everyone enjoys it!”
Skirt: Vintage Thrifted
Jacket: Abercrombie and Fitch
Scarf: Knit by Selina
Sarah is an account coordinator at an advertising agency in Portland, but her creativity isn’t all used at work. She says she loves to craft on her free time. Friends describe her style as hippy, but Sarah insists that her style isn’t very thought out – rather, she wears what she wants based on her mood.
“I get a lot of my clothes through clothing exchanges,” she told Go Girl. “I’m actually hosting one tonight!”
A perfect balance of comfy and fashionable is how Ashley describes her sense of style. One of Ashley’s favorite ways to dress up any outfit is to throw on a pair of her favorite heels! This law student spends a lot of time in school studying, but she loves to shop the sales and spend time outdoors when she can.
“This is my last week of winter break,” she told Go Girl, “So I’m trying to do everything fun before classes start again. I actually just found out that I’ll be interning in Turkey this summer, so that’s exciting!”
Coat: Banana Republic
Elyse’s sleek high bun and chunky cowboy boots caught our eye! Elyse is studying clinical psychology in San Francisco, but in her free time, this lady loves to spend time with her friends and enjoy the great outdoors. However, living in the great Northwest, her activities are often dictated by the weather.
“In the summer I love to go hiking and camping,” she told Go Girl, “but I enjoy tea and movies when it’s cold out.”
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans
Shirt & Sweater: Banana Republic
Glasses: Warby Parker
Go Girl caught up with Alena while shopping with her grandparents and husband. Originally from Moscow, Alena moved to Oregon to be with her sweetheart. She says she loves fashion, and describes her style as classic. We agree! Her #1 passion? Ballroom dancing.
“I was a professional ballroom dancer in Russia until the age of 17,” she told Go Girl, “It’s my favorite thing to do.”
Coat: Victoria’s Secret
We ran into Beth with her friend at her favorite bookstore in Portland while looking for course books. Originally from Portland, Beth is studying in Southern California and loving it! It’s clear that this bubbly undeclared major has a bright future ahead. We picked Beth out from the crowd because of her cool sweater.
“This is actually my mom’s sweater. I took it out of her closet this morning,” she told Go Girl, “So, I ‘ll let her know you like it!”
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: Borrowed from Mom
Denim Jacket: Old Navy
Her friends will describe this self-professed pun addict as hilarious; she exudes a natural energy that she says amplified once she started working out. She laughingly told Go Girl that she’s bought new shoes so she’ll be motivated to get back to her exercise routine here in the New Year!
Last year she decided to take the world by storm; this year, she tells Go Girl, “my mantra is Why Not?”
Faux leather jacket: Forever 21
Lace top & studded oxford shoes: Torrid
Madison’s style is eclectic, and she’s not afraid to wear something daring. Madison is a film student from Southern California, currently on a weeklong trip with her sister Hayden in the city of Portland.
“In San Clemente we’ve had sun, sun, sun,” she told Go Girl. “It’s nice to come to a city that actually feels like winter.”
Boots: Dr. Martens
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Sweater Vest: Thrifted
Earrings: Family Heirloom
Go Girl caught up with Hayden while at a coffee shop in Portland with her sister… the two are visiting from California! Hayden recently graduated with a degree in broadcast digital media, and is looking forward to finding a great job in the industry. She says her style is eclectic, and she loves to find cool vintage pieces.
“I like 90’s style,” she told Go Girl, “I guess I’d describe my style as soft grunge.”
Shoes: Dr. Martens
Sweater: Northwest Territory
Bag: Doony & Bourke
A college student working nearly full time, Ashley is a girl on the go! With her warm smile and easy laugh, we know her hope to go into nursing will be a great success. When asked about her style, she tells us she’s attracted to darker colors – especially during the dark Seattle winter! Her outfit is usually complete with a Neff beanie and a scarf.
“Beanies are my thing. If I can work a beanie into an outfit, I’m complete,” she explains.
Cardigan & Tank: Target
Skirt: Forever 21
Ankle boots: Yuu at JC Penney
Meaghan handles Communications and IT for a very busy military support agency, and with her crazy schedule, she insists that comfort is first when choosing her daily outfits. Beyond work, Meaghan is an experienced traveller – she recently made it her goal to visit five new places every year. Since she travels so often, she always picks up one new piece of jewelry wherever she goes.
“My criteria is that I buy whatever speaks to me,” Meagan told Go Girl. “I have a favorite sterling silver bracelet that I bought in St. Ives for 60£, and a $5 plastic ring with a steel band that I bought in Alaska.”
Wool V-neck sweater: Eddie Bauer
Dress: JC Penney
Boots: Fred Meyer