I've Worked in Fashion for 9 Years—These Are the 7 Brands I Always Wear

If I count my time working in fashion from the beginning when I started interning, it’s been nine years now. During my career in the industry, I moved from intern to fashion assistant to communications manager to editor (more on my path to landing my job here)—and along the way, I have learned some important lessons about developing my personal sense of style and the best pieces to wear.

Many of these lessons came in the form of styling tricks. For instance, after working on runway shows at New York Fashion Week, it became clear to me just how important expert tailoring is. Even clothes from a luxury label needed to be altered for models walking the runway to ensure a perfect fit. Then, experimenting with different silhouettes and trends, I learned that not everything works for me. Body shape and proportions are some things I always consider, and I’ve realized that some shapes—like low-rise bottoms—just don’t work for my frame.

But beyond these valuable styling lessons that guide my outfit choices, I’ve also come to realize that I’m very loyal to certain brands. After years of testing and trying tons of pieces and being introduced to countless fashion labels, these are the seven brands I wear again and again. Ahead, I’m breaking them down.