Find Your Signature Style
By Sarah Z. Wexler
Trench, $690, Gryphon New York; sequin top, $148, J.Crew; shorts, $230, Helmut Lang; shoes, $4080, Louis Vuitton; necklaces, $290 & $990, Arielle de Pinto; tights, $12.50, Hue; Cho's own vintage lace top.
Photo Credit: Perry Hagopian
"I like a dirty-army-green trenchcoat paired with sequins. I like that contrast." - AIMEE CHO, OWNER & DESIGNER, GRYPHON NEW YORK
THE LOOK: Playful/Quirky
HER STYLE MANTRA: "Eclectic, layered, overly romantic, and never polished. I'm OK with crazy."
WARDROBE STAPLES: "Basic pieces in neutral colors - that way I can play with a lot of different textures and styles without it being overwhelming. I mix in vintage finds, like this lace top, or things with gorgeous beading, color, or a really special lining."
SO NOT HER STYLE: "Pants or jeans, especially low-slung ones, because they make me look short and boyish. Instead, I go for short shorts or a short skirt with tights and heels. And even though I like the look on some other people, I don't mix prints."
HER INSPIRATION: "Everything. In high school, I used to raid my parents' closets - take my dad's sweater-vests or work shirts and belt them, or my mom's equestrian blazers and costume jewelry."
PUTTING IT TOGETHER: "I like a dirty-army-green trenchcoat paired with sequins. I like that contrast."
AIMEE'S STYLE TIPS:
- Experiment! It's hard to tell what goes together just by holding it up. Always try on potential outfits.
- Don't leave the house if you're not comfortable--your clothes shouldn't be wearing you.
- Ignore what makeover shows say about purging your closet. If something spoke to you once but you're not wearing it now, try it a new way--mix it with something different, get it tailored, turn it inside out!