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Colleen West Floral Designer | Vintage-Modern Style Inspiration


Friends! I am SO excited to be back with another inspiring fellow-creative-business-owner-lady sharing her style. Colleen West is an amazing florist who happens to share an adorable little studio space with another talented floral genius who you may remember from a previous style post: Lori Tran. Colleen is fun and spunky, so full of joy, and this girl could wear a burlap sack and honest-to-goodness make it look fabulous. I love that we share a common enjoyment of vintage clothes & thrifting for treasures and I hope you enjoy her style inspiration as much as I do!

How would you describe your signature style?

Unfussy, feminine, classic. I would say my style is pretty eclectic, I like to walk the line between dedicate pieces and wearable staples that work in any situation.

What is your favorite thing to wear for a day on location? Why?

A midi dress, jumpsuit, or monochrome outfit that I don’t mind getting a little scuffed up for weddings and installations. I like to feel put together but not limited by what I’m wearing.

Dress: Goodwill | Mules: Salt and Umber | Necklace: Sezane

What is your favorite thing to wear for a day in the office? Why?

For studio days I like to wear a work dress or jeans and an easy top/sweater. I keep multiple shoe/sweater options in the studio so I’m always up for anything. :)

How do you approach adding pieces to your wardrobe?

I don’t spend a lot of timing shopping in stores anymore… I mainly stick to searching for things for a specific need or reason.  I have a list on my phone of pieces I’ve been wanting and I like to creatively search thrift stores or online for them.  I do have my tried and true brands I follow, and when something feels irresistible I tend to jump on it!

Levis: Anthropologie | Vintage Blouse: Black Shutter Antiques in Leesburg | Pink Mules: Urban Outfitters | Green Ring: Vintage from my Mom

What are some of your favorite brands or places to shop?

1. Christy Dawn– I love her mission and her designs! This brand is my splurge but also are my very favorite pieces I wear over and over. All of her pieces feel effortless, you can easily transition from work to play without having to think to hard! 2. Shop Doen– Clothes for my dream life! They can do no wrong in my eyes.  3. Madewell– Easy/wearable/approachable. They have the best jeans and basics that wear in really well. 4. Thrift stores- I love the hunt and having stories to the things I’m wearing. I also love that nothing is too precious- you aren’t afraid of a little dirt getting on them.

Where do you find style inspiration?

Travel! I always feel most inspired when traveling and love seeing how different cultures interpret style. It’s fun to adapt for a bit and carry that essence home with you.

Any favorite tips, tricks, or go-to’s when it comes to your wardrobe or accessories?

I’ve been trying to live by the “less but better” motto, investing in pieces I’ve really been wanting, silhouettes that fit well and more quality pieces that can grow with me.

Dress: Christy Dawn | Mules: Dolce Vita 

Is Colleen just the cutest or what?! I love her style, the way she combines vintage and modern pieces and her input on going for less, but investing in better pieces. That is my goal, as well, especially as I get older and more and more in touch with my true style. This lady is just so wonderful and talented and you can follow her floral work + see more of her charming style via Instagram and you can also check out her website to inquire about her floral services!

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