Nikki Douglas rocks clean-lined, classic separates for an outing in Inman Park
OCCUPATION: Brand Ambassador, Koval Distillery
How would you describe your style?
I personally prefer classics rather than trends so that I can wear my pieces over and over again. A lot of my stuff is almost 10 years old, but [the pieces] are still in style, and I plan to continue to wear them for many years to come.
What is one thing from your closet that you can’t live without?
It would probably have to be a knit Catherine Malandrino sweater with ruffled sleeves that I recently bought from T.J. Maxx. I keep throwing it on even though it’s extremely hot outside!
Where are all the pieces you are wearing currently from?
My mom found my dress pants at Stein Mart, and they were only $4.99 because [the store associates] couldn’t find the tag. My top is from Nordstrom, and I got my shoes from Gilt.com. The tote is Hugo Boss and was actually a free makeup bag from Kohl’s that I got when I purchased some perfume.
Where do you find your fashion inspiration?
Ever since I was growing up, my family took real pride in dressing. You don’t go out of the house looking like a hot mess; you put your makeup on, you put your clothes on. So dressing well is a trait that’s just been inherited in my family.
If you could swap wardrobes with anyone, whom would it be?
Victoria Beckham. I love her style; she always looks extremely classic and super sophisticated. I love everything she wears! She is definitely my style icon.
What is your favorite trend right now?
I would have to say the aqua colored stiletto nails. I really love all the bright, fun nail colors that are trending right now.
What should every woman have in her closet?
Definitely a little black dress. It’s a must-have for every woman, and I personally have several in my closet. One of my favorites is by Michael Kors that I got at Macy’s, and another favorite is by Diane von Furstenberg that I bought almost 10 years ago from a Nordstrom Rack in San Francisco. Those would have to be my two that I always go to because they are fashionable for any occasion.
Have you always been into fashion?
Yeah, I have, but I tend to buy classic pieces and wear them for a long time. I don’t mind spending a little extra for my clothing and accessories [if it means being] able to have and wear them for many years down the line, instead of buying cheaper things that won’t last and will go out of style quickly
STORY: Abbie Koopote
PHOTO: Sandra Platten