This #girlboss totes her personalized woven bag from STU's creative escape in Morocco.
In the business that Valerie is in, there’s no denying that it is also a reflection of her own style, where accessories take center stage. “Having founded an accessories start-up, it’s no small wonder I pay more attention to bangles and earrings than the average girl.” When asked whether she was really more of a jewelry/accessories girl than a clothes horse, we already had a guess on what she would answer. We were sort of correct, but like any girl with that dilemma, she says, “Why choose? It’s really about creating a personally authentic look with one’s clothes and jewelry, where the sum is greater than its parts.” True that!
So how does this Seeker describe her personal style? “Minimalist-romantic.” She usually goes for tank tops in different materials because she says she can easily wear them with most skirts and pants – well-fitted high waist ones are her favorite. When she feels like dressing things up, she’d opt for ruffles and low necklines but shuns “anything too girly”. She turns to brands such as COS, A.P.C., and Zara for her everyday pieces; Acne Studios and Céline when she feels like splurging a bit. And for her “romantic, wanderlusting tendencies”? Seek the Uniq, of course!
With a penchant for standout pieces, this accessories guru and businesswoman leaves us with three of her styling tips when accessorizing:
Valerie gets first dibs on this STU dress and styles it with contrasting accessories.
Ring party, anyone?
Make a bright skirt like the Bovedas still the highlight of your look by matching it with neutral colored accessories.
Valerie slips on the Krisanisi linen dress and wears it with a stack of STU bangles and her rings. She says that "accessories are the punctuation marks to a sentence: they don’t always have to be there but you certainly know when they’re missing." We couldn't agree more!
Inspired to accessorize more, dear Seekers? We hope so!