Ashley Madekwe of my latest obsession Revenge and just as equally stellar fashion blog, Ring My Bell, in a cute lil’ number that can easily be replicated in our store.
Steven, Men’s Team Lead
What are you loving about your job at Urban?
Right now I’m loving my new Westport family. I transferred from the Greenwich store to work here in Westport. So far my favorite thing has been all of the new people I get to spend my days with! Working with a new crop of managers and associates here has definitely brought on a new sense of excitement and innovation.
What are you up to when you’re not at the store?
When I’m not at the store you can find me nose deep in a textbook. Along with working at Urban I’m also a full-time student. Its not all about work though, I LOVE exercising. Some may consider that work but it’s my escape from reality. I live near the water so one of my favorite things about summer is hitting the road for a run to the beach. A little fresh air and exercise, what’s better than that?! Don’t get me wrong though, those rainy days inside playing Xbox and watching movies are just as fun!
How would you describe your personal style?
My style is really simplistic which definitely matches my personality. I always want to be comfortable no matter where I am or where I’m going. Right now I’m really into old-school sports logo and I’m pumped that Urban is putting out a series of classic MLB-logo graphic tees. In the summer one of my favorite styles is a button up and a pair of shorts. If you get the right colors together something so simple can really make a statement. I like to keep it simple but sometimes a crazy pattern will catch my eye and I’ll step out of my comfort zone to spice things up.
Who are your style icons (and why?)
I’m a HUGE sports fan. The thing with sports is that your favorite athletes are always seen in uniforms. One of my fashion interests ties into sports as I’m always curious to see how some of my favorite players dress when off the court.
Amare Stoudemire New York Knicks
• Printed button up
• Solid cardigan
• Khaki pants
James Harden Oklahoma City Thunder
• Gingham button up
• Patterned backpack
• Color pop headphones
Stevie Johnson Buffalo Bills
• Bright skinny jeans
• Denim jacket
• Graphic tee
• Snapback hat
Darelle Revis New York Jets
• Graphic crew neck
• Skinny khakis
• Snapback hat
What 3 things in your closet can you not live without?
I have this old fleece that used to belong to my grandfather; I live in this thing. It’s easily part of my favorite rainy day attire, not only is it super comfortable but brings back some cherished memories.
A pair of Levi’s 511 khaki-colored jeans. These are hands the most comfortable pair of pants I own; I wear these numerous times a week. Gross, I know!
I adore my slippers. Rain or shine; hot or cold; if I’m at home, I’m in these slippers. At this point, all the fuzzy lining has worn down to nothing more than a hard rubber sole but does that bother me? Of course not! Someone’s going to have to pry these off my feet before I ever give them up.
Besides Urban, where do you shop?
Other than Urban, I shop at places like H&M and Karmaloop. I’m not a huge online shopper because I hate making returns and would much rather take the time to cry it on once than have to come back again to return it. I also like to support some of the local clothing brands in my town like MintCity and Dertbag.
What is on your playlist?
What is in your online shopping bag?
After spending time designing for the Gap. the pair thought, “maybe I can do this by myself,” and launched their own line in the Spring/Summer of 2009. Find out more about their brand, their inspiration, and their travels at the official Urban Outfitters blog where the two were recently featured.
…for a rainy day.
And if that doesn’t cure your rainy day blues a free gift with any beauty purchase of $10 or more, should do the trick.
Cheer up dear, your nails look fabulous!
Lookbook.nu, what REAL people are REAL(ly) wearing.
(…and the best part is, we can replicate so many of these trends with our very own goods.)
Get inspired, get shopping, then get dressed. (Now get to work!)