What is personal style? It’s a combination of opportunity, creativity and a little bit of faith. The best outfits are inspired by trying new things and being inventive with what you have available. Our Style Ambassadors, Gabi Gregg from @GabiFresh and Alexandra Thomas from @LearningToBeFearless, taught us how to create our own unique looks during a recent trip to Paris.
Alexandra, (Alex, to her friends and thousands of followers), has a style that’s easy and accessible. Her YouTube channel is a one-stop shop for what to buy, how to wear it and which lipsticks pair best. Here she shows us how you can quickly turn a wrap-style poncho into a figure-flattering tunic with a simple belt that we all have in our closet. Catherines Medley Wrap offers endless opportunities for expressing your personal style. Belt it, drape it or wear it as a scarf — the options are limitless!
Gabi Gregg @GabiFresh is a style pioneer in the plus size world of fashion. She stays true to her name by constantly staying fresh with her outfit combinations. While in Paris celebrating fashion with Catherines, she truly elevated her wardrobe with unique details that made it her own.
A windowpane vest tied at the waist is a subtle styling trick that makes a statement. Our Lexington Sweater Vest hits just below the knee and features dramatic side slits for ease of movement. Tying the vest at the waist adds interest, giving this sleek overpiece fresh versatility. This easy trick works best with any long buttonfront with extended side slits.
Gabi proved herself a master cincher once again with her second look, our Suprema Sleeveless Turtleneck paired with the Refined Gaucho Pant. By knotting the top, she balanced the wide fit of the pant to create an outfit of perfect proportions.
Always the innovator, Gabi’s next challenge was to find a necklace that fit the retro vibe of her third and final outfit. A fabric belt from the Boho Cascade Dress she wore the night before proved to be the perfect solution.
For more of Gabi and Alex’s looks from our Paris adventure, visit our Style Ambassador page at catherines.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
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