Though I’ve always been inclined toward a neutral, pared-down wardrobe (white is my favorite “color” to wear), I recently discovered Candace Marie, a fashion blogger whose vivacious style—while pretty different from my own—I just had to share. I stumbled upon a street style photo of her during the recent New York Men’s Fashion Week in a tunic layered over wide-leg jeans and accessorized with a hat, chunky necklace, and multicolor clutch. After a little digging, I found (with delight) her Instagram account—a treasure trove of inspiring outfits.
Marie splices together different textures, patterns, colors, and shapes in a way that feels enduringly fresh and unique. She’s an example of the creative, experimental side of fashion that’s so important not to forget.
See below for a roundup of her recent best outfits, and be sure to let me know if you’ll be snatching a look from her playbook in the comments.
Style Tip: Add a touch of drama with a floor-length floral dress.
Style Tip: Layer a fringed jacket over your favorite sundress for an unexpected update.
Style Tip: Find a jumpsuit or romper in a lightweight denim fabric, and style it with a pair of simple sandals.
Style Tip: Team a military-inspired jacket with fun separates like a baseball cap, furry bag, and leather trousers.