Name: Lori Cotton
Location: Los Angeles by way of Chicago
Occupation: Blogger for hisherschicago.com
Clutch: What are the staple items in your wardrobe?
Lori: Vintage beaded jackets to easily dress up any look. Strapless maxi dresses that double as long skirts, bandeau skirts, slips, flowy dresses, blouses and skirts in a mix of soft, romantic neutrals or bold colors, and a pair of heels that adds a little edge to a feminine look.
Clutch: If you had to offer one major styling tip to other fashionistas out there, what would it be?
Lori: I’ve learned less is often more if your not comfortable with mixing and matching, layering and over accessorizing. Just wearing one or two key pieces keep looks understated, effortless and chic to avoid overkill and wearing too much at a time. Also adding a blazer, statement belt, brooch, head piece or a bold hat adds a lot to a look as well.
Clutch: What items in your closet are you currently coveting?
Lori: I love my black Mosley Tribes sunglasses and vintage clear lens with snakeskin trim sunglasses. I always wear one of them. I also covet my pistachio and black wedge heels because they add an unexpected and subtle hint of color.
Clutch: What’s currently on your fashion wish list?
Lori: My current fashion wish list is a Victorian style blouse to easily transition from day to night and dainty accessories to mix with statement pieces.
Clutch: If we were to take a look in your Clutch, what would we find?
Lori: My iPod, my favorite red lipstick “Ruby Woo” by MAC, and a small notepad to jot down ideas.