Best Dressed 2016

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Lauren Petit

31, Director of Administrative Services, Alps Pharmacy

 

What’s your signature piece? 

My eyeglasses. I have the same frame in three colors: black, tortoise and clear.

 

What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a must-have piece of clothing?

I invested in a black Burberry trench. You can always justify investment pieces.

 

What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas? 

Whatever Miley Cyrus is doing.

 

What’s your favorite outfit or article of clothing you’ve ever worn? 

On my wedding day I wore an oversized headpiece. It was the perfect day to make a statement. It was huge. I loved it.

 

What is your favorite fashion trend right now? 

Mixing prints.

 

Do you shop at thrift stores? If so, what do you look for? 

Of course, I buy everything from men’s worn-in plaid shirts to fur coats. 

 

Who are your fashion role models? 

Jenna Lyons, Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Keaton.

 

Where do you find fashion inspiration? 

Blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, Harper’s Bazaar and The Red Carpet.

 

What three words define your personal style? 

Polished, classic and effortless.

 

How long does it take you to get ready to go out or go to work? 

Thirty minutes max.

 

If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 

J Crew. It’s classic. You look put together without even trying.

 

Finish this sentence: “I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing...” 

A jean skirt.

 

What are your favorite places to shop that are in 417-land? 

Modern Society, Staxx, TJ Maxx and Target.

 

What are your favorite places to shop that are not in 417-land? 

Zara, J Crew and Nordstrom

 

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn? 

Von Dutch trucker hat.

 

What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found? 

An after-holiday sale on a pair of black Miu Miu by Prada pointed toe flats—60 percent off.

 

What fashion trend do you wish would go away? 

Denim culottes.

See Lauren walk the runway at 417 Magazine’s Fashionation on April 9! Get tickets here.

 

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