Sam

23rd Street Armory Clover Market, Rittenhouse, Philadelphia

‘Hood: West Philly

Day Job: Nutrition Educator for the Food Trust, bringing Philly and Chester school students access to healthy food.

Where We Found Her: Helping a friend manage a furniture stand at the 23rd Street Armory Clover Market.

Where She Shops: Thrift stores on the Main Line and Second Mile in West Philly, Anthropology, Free People

What She’s Wearing: Hair barrette from Anthropology, shoes from Free People, sweater from Second Mile in West Philadelphia.

Sound Bite: My fashion is inspired by multiple outlets. I am a big believer that we all can't wear the same pieces, I need to know what parts of my body look the best and accentuate them in a tasteful way, so that is one thing that inspires me. Also I am big on travel and cultures. For the last eight years I have been able to travel to so many different countries spending adequate amounts of time fully immersed in the culture that I step foot in. One of my favorite places I have visited was London; I have best friends that live there and I love the timeless pieces that London style has to offer so I constantly look at what's in style over there thrown in with a splash of Philly grunge or trendy pieces such as an accessory. But classic pieces always go a long way.

My favorite thing that has been happening in fashion right now and has been happening for a while is chambray, chambray, CHAMBRAY! I feel like my chambray shirts are always a go to in my closet, where I can dress them up or down.  I can run out of the house in a chambray top and black jeans, and still look like I put effort into my outfit.  I also love wearing a chambray top with one of my maxi skirts in Ankara print I bought in Ghana with a statement piece necklace, to look more dressy.  They are super comfortable and come in all sleeve lengths and styles. I'm a chambray girl.