Fashionable People: Claire's Real-Life Style

Fashionable People: Claire's Real-Life Style

Julia Brenner
Aug 5, 2015
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We recently featured the gorgeous greystone apartment of Claire Staszak, a Chicago-based interior designer and yoga instructor. I love Claire's deeply personal approach to style and thought it would be fun to check out some of her favorite looks.

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List three words to describe your style:

  • Colorful
  • Bohemian
  • Vintage
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Describe your typical work "uniform": For teaching yoga, it’s my Lucy or Marmot tights and a Blue Canoe organic cotton top. For meeting with clients and working in the design studio, it’s high-waisted jeans or a skirt, with a structured blouse or jacket.
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Three items in your closet that you couldn't live without:

  • Imogene + Willie Elizabeth jeans
  • Dansko sandals (summer) and Matiko black wedge booties (winter)
  • J. Crew blazers
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Your favorite outfit/s: I love wearing tailored vintage dresses, and I own the Galena Fringe dress from Anthropologie and have worn it to countless weddings and always feel great in it. I’m also a sucker for anything tie-dye... and hats!

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What is your go-to jewelry look? I typically buy handmade pieces from local artists and enjoy clean lines, organic shapes and materials, and easy-to-wear statement pieces. If I’m in the mood for bling I love DANNIJO.

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Favorite pieces (from left to right):

  • Handmade by me! I took a special jade jewelry design class when I lived abroad in New Zealand.
  • Jen Cornell Studio
  • Noonday Collection
  • Renegade Craft Fair
  • Hazel Apparel Chicago
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What are some of your most treasured pieces? My vintage china collection, which is full of family memories, and my husband’s record collection, which was originally inherited from his dad.

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Local shops: Penelope's and Lori's for shoes
Yoga clothes: OMgirl and Blue Canoe
Biking/yoga/travel bags: Po Campo
Best jeans: Imogene + Willie
Makeup: Benefit
Skincare brand: Fresh
Signature scent: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
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Thank you, Claire!
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