Margot Turbeville talks about the art of dressing down
OCCUPATION: Assistant Manager at Free People
How would you describe your style?
My style is one word: simple. Very minimal and kind of just thrown together.
What is one thing from your closet that you can’t live without?
It would definitely have to be jeans; I think Levi’s and Free People have the best fitting and feeling jeans on the market. I love denim paired with a nice, comfy white tee, finished off with a good handbag.
Where did you get the pieces you’re wearing?
The button-down is from Urban Outfitters, and the jeans are Free People. My boots are Frye, the belt is from Target, the bag is from Madewell, and all my accessories are from different places that I have collected through the years, some of them being vintage.
Where are your favorite places to shop?
Free People, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Madewell and Dakota Jays—a little boutique in Virginia-Highland. It’s super-cute.
Where or who do you get your fashion inspiration from?
There isn’t one specific person that I look at and want to [dress like]. If I see something I like on someone else, it inspires me to think, “How can I wear this and make it my own?” I love to look through magazines and get inspiration, my favorite being Vogue, but I also really love flipping through Pinterest.
What is your favorite lazy day outfit?
Leggings and a tee-shirt for sure. Some days I will wear a cute Free People V-neck—the Free Fallin tee to be specific—but the majority of the time I am wearing a Comfort Colors college tee and a pair of leggings. The absolute best leggings are the high-waisted Champion brand from Target. The Zella brand that Nordstrom carries is also really great.
Have you always been interested in fashion?
Oh, yeah. I’ve loved fashion since I was a little girl. I remember being 5, and all the other little girls wanted toys and other 5-year-old things, and I wanted a fur coat from Neiman Marcus. That was my thing.
What should every woman have in her closet?
A good pair of shoes, a well-fitting pair of jeans and a white V-neck [tee].
STORY: Abbie Koopote
PHOTO: Sandra Platten