Some people just have an incredible presence no matter what they’re wearing. It’s instantly noticeable and most often has more to do with attitude and body language than anything else. But, a fashionable wardrobe definitely comes into play as these individuals have usually figured out what works for them – and use the knowledge to choose well when building or editing personal ensembles. Our CLOSET ENVY series is all about getting up close and personal with these personalities, and (of course) sharing the best details with you.
Jamie Beckwith is a Nashville-based interior designer (Beckwith Interiors), with a unique focus on artisanal and luxury wood treatments, both vertical and flooring in a branch that she has dubbed the Jamie Beckwith Collection. Her eye for design transcends her business and is present in her closet as well, and the EDIT had a chance to take a peek inside, and learn about her sense of style.
IN THE CLOSET
HERO ITEMS: Celine handbag, Taffin canary diamond ring, knits by Brunello Cucinelli, and my vintage kimono.
DAILY UNIFORM: Jeans with knitwear or feminine Ulla Johnson top and either slides or sneakers for shoes.
MY LOOK: Classic understated aesthetic with punches of feminine romantic silhouettes.
CLOSET WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Victoria Beckham or Olivia Palermo.
BEST CLOSET ORGANIZATION TRICK: Keeping your closet edited and unworn clothing donated so there is not an overabundance of items. Grouping by seasons and colors is also another great trick.
HANGING UP: Wooden hangers.
ITEM YOU WILL OWN FOREVER: My Moncler coat.
PACKING ESSENTIALS: Scarves and sunglasses, flats for dressy evening and sneakers for walking, great shirt dress for day-to-night.
ONLINE SHOPPING: Net-a-Porter, Poshmark, MatchesFashion, Luisaviaroma.
WINTER CRUSH: Air Jordan Milan and Paris sneakers.
GO-TO DESIGNERS: The Row, Heidi Merrick, Helmet Lang, Zimmermann.
BEST STYLE TIP: Dress for yourself and wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident.
SCENT: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.
DAY BAG: Celine or Louis Vuitton bags or straw bags from Italy.
EVENING BAG: Vintage or bejeweled clutch.
STILETTO: Jimmy Choo, Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik.
FASHION ICON: Lauren Hutton and Cate Blanchett.
ALWAYS BULK BUYING: Socks and white t-shirts.
FAVORITE LOCAL PLACES TO SHOP: H. Audrey, Haven, Emerson Grace, Nordstrom.
JEWELRY: Anything James Givenchy for Taffin. He designed a ceramic ring that I love.
WISHLIST: Combat or leather ankle boot.
TREND YOU ARE LOVING LATELY: Volume in dressing and individual style. I am not sure it is a trend, but I am wearing more and more sneakers, and fewer heels. I feel there is a trend in this direction and heels sometimes feel stuffy and dated.
BEST SPLURGE: My best splurge is a quality overcoat or jacket- one that is timeless and can be worn for seasons to come. My The Row jackets or Moncler coats are my go-to’s.
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