We're exploring the notion of identity beyond just Motherhood over here at PS. Most of us cling to old photographs of our own Mothers, romanticizing her cool youth and perfectly-now style, and what made her.. HER. We wonder what our sons and daughters will remember in us- (hopefully not the chaos), and more of a little something like the beauty and innate elegance in our dear friend, Kat (if we're lucky!) These kiddos landed a good one. She demonstrates a kind of grace in everyday dressing that we all aspire. She has one of the most articulated sense of personal style we've seen, with a virtuosity in Vintage like no other. What better place to kick it off other than Kat's Closet?! Click through East-Coast Photo Contributor Christy Kurtz Harmon's gorgeous pics for some wardrobe-envy.
Thrifting Tips from a Pro:
My advice when thrifting, especially if you are staring at a sea of hangers, is to look for good fabric. That is the first sign of something that is well made and more interesting. I have a no-polyester, no-nylon, no-acrylic rule -- though obviously rules are made to be broken. I typically don't like things that are costumey (tiny hats, musty furs, clip-on earrings) and read wacky instead of whimsical. And I think thrifting when traveling is a great way to feel the character of a place and find interesting souvenirs.
Last, go with an open mind. You're probably not going to find that super specific '70s suede pinafore or '90s ribbed-knit bodysuit just because you want one (that's what eBay is for) but there might be a perfect vintage flight suit or floor-length silk robe just waiting for YOU to find it ... if you're lucky.
Make sure to follow Kat's stand-out eye on Instagram @st_frances !