COLOR ME COPPER / by Kendall Sargeant

This look was another of my ‘what haven’t I worn yet’ throw togethers on the last days of NYFW. It turned out to be a favorite of mine, and of WhoWhatWear too. The lovely people at WWW reached out wanting to know how my style had changed in my transition from Australia to the states. Flattered is an understatement. I have been so blessed to work for incredibly talented, trend relevant and successful Designers. It's a pleasure to wear and represent brands I love and believe in, the journey feels like it's just beginning.

Shop my look here, then read a sneak peak: 

 

"I’ll be coming up to my two-year U.S. anniversary next March. I originally flew over for a three month adventure, planning to split my time between N.Y.C. and L.A. before heading back to Sydney to continue my role with Maurie & Eve.

Long story short, I fell in love with America. I found myself shipping everything home to stock my suitcase up with vintage tees, denim, shoes and brands like All Saints, Nike, Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang. I ended up moving here and only held onto my staples and sold those "but I swear I might wear it again" pieces. It was a scary but rejuvenating process."

"Since moving, my style has definitely evolved. I travel to N.Y.C. quite a lot, so it’s always changing. I adapt my look to embody the city I’m in. My L.A. wardrobe is stocked with lighter colourways and pieces that are comfortable: a few pairs of vintage Levi’s, tees, shirting, ‘70s lace dresses, ‘90s slip dresses, metallic, fine jewellery and leather accessories. My N.Y.C. wardrobe is fearless. I could wear anything and feel comfortable and confident.

What I’ve loved most about moving is discovering new brands—SugarHigh LoveStoned, Madison Harding, Luiny, Jess Hannah Jewellery, Ryan Roche and Rosie Assoulin.  More than anything it’s the accessibility to brands that’s overwhelming for an Aussie—Acne, Chloe, IRO, All Saints, Oak, Rag & Bone, even Stone Cold Fox—all at my fingertips, often on sale... and in my size

"I’ve seen an increased need for outfits that are wearable from day to night. L.A. is a city of spontaneity. When I leave the house in the morning, I could be bouncing from work, to a gig, to dinner, to an event. I always need to consider adding or subtracting layers to change my look without having to make a pit-stop. Throwing jeans and an extra something into the mix—a change in shoe, a neck scarf or jacket are my fool-proof solutions. People here party in sneakers and it looks great.

I learnt very quickly that in many ways L.A. is more low-key than Sydney. It’s all about the effortless, put together look. I find myself balancing between feminine and man-style structure. I play with accessories more nowadays because creativity is so warmly welcomed in California."

"Whilst staying true to my style, I dress more eclectically here, and I’m comfortable doing so. Signature, my blog, embodies my balance of vintage and contemporary style. I’m of the mindset that you don’t need to be overdressed to be the best dressed, it’s about knowing your body type and dressing true to that.

I would say living, working and finding my feet between L.A. and N.Y.C. has helped solidify my sense of self. I’ve begun following trends less and finding myself more. If I moved back to Sydney, I would take that confidence with me and I’m sure my style would organically evolve into a new chapter."

Read the full article here.

C/MEO COLLECTIVE Small Things Top – Copper available via FashionBunker.com, C/MEO COLLECTIVE Tux Pant available late November (Similar Here), ACNE Shoes, Zara Neck Scarf, Wonderland Sun Eyewear (Similar Here), Zara Bag.

 

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