We spotted this well-dressed duo taking on Ponce City Market in casual, cool and wonderfully worn wardrobe basics.
OCCUPATION: Makeup artist
WHERE HE LIVES: Midtown and NYC
OCCUPATION: Nurse at Northside Hospital
WHERE SHE LIVES: Inman Park
What’s your favorite thing about what you’re wearing right now?
Arianna: Probably my vintage bracelet. I found it at Paris On Ponce, which is my go-to store for great vintage finds. It’s my favorite piece because I love silver and turquoise – anything with that type of Midwestern feel.
Robert: Definitely my leather jacket. I’m one of those people who just loves the rock-and-roll vibe. Any time I can make it work, I prefer to just throw a leather jacket on. I can’t remember where I got this one, but it’s my favorite.
Where did you get the pieces you’re wearing now?
A: The hat is from Madewell, and the shoes are from Akira. My dress is from H&M, and the shirt came from Nordstrom.
R: My boots are Diesel. I love a really comfortable, chunky boot. My boyfriend made these jeans for me by cutting up an old pair of GAP jeans that I was going to throw away. My shirt is Chloé—it’s actually a women’s shirt.
Are you an outfit planner, or do you dress by how you feel?
A: I dress by how I feel. I’m constantly changing my style. One day I might be hippy-urban, and the next I’ll dress very chic and classic. Some days I love to be sporty in leggings and a ponytail. I love to change it up, especially since I’m a nurse, and I don’t get a chance to really dress day to day. On my days off, I like to go all out based on what personality I want to tap into.
R: Oh, I’m a planner! I actually use an app called Stylebook on my phone to dress myself. I have taken a picture of everything in my entire wardrobe, and I put together outfits for the week… It took me an entire day to photograph everything, accessories and all, but it’s such a time saver.
Where are your favorite places to shop locally?
A: I like shopping at vintage/antique- type stores, so any of the boutiques in Little Five Points. Also Zara, Madewell and Urban Outfitters.
R: Chrome Yellow Trading Co. on Edgewood is one of my favorite stores. It’s a whole lifestyle.
Where’s your favorite place to go for a great fashion bargain?
A: Rag-O-Rama in Little Five Points.
R: The Clothing Warehouse and Buffalo Exchange.
Who are your style icons?
A: Audrey Hepburn. I love to tap into her classic style when I feel like being super-chic.
R: Jared Leto and Kanye West are my main faves; I live for them. Also, Alanis Morissette. And I love what Riccardo Tisci is doing with Givenchy right now.
Where do you find fashion inspiration in Atlanta?
A: I love finding inspiration by people watching. Piedmont Park is one of my favorite places to go and see what everyone is wearing.
R: It’s all about the people here. We love to people watch together.
STORY: Sarah Blackman
PHOTO: Sandra Platten