Yves Saint Laurent once said “fashion fades, but style is eternal” and Brandi couldn’t agree more. Brandi likes to think of her clothes and accessories as a way to express herself, a way to say something without saying anything at all. In her world it’s not about what you’re wearing, but how you feel when you’re wearing it.
Name & Nickname: Brandi Barnett | Just Brandi
Home base: Indianapolis, IN
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I was blessed with the good fortune of not having 20/20 eyesight, so since the age of 5 I’ve learned to embrace my glasses. Glasses complete my outfit, sometimes I choose an outfit, or how I’m going to style my hair based on what glasses I want to wear that day. I know what I like and sometimes it’s trendy, but most often it’s just something that speaks to me. I love when someone complements what I’m wearing because I know I styled it myself and have no problem telling someone where I got something I’m wearing.
I chose this pair of glasses for my Style Ambassador starter kit because: I love Derek Cardigan glasses and the tortoiseshell frame spoke to me.
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 7
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is: Head jewelry, such as turban headbands, headpieces and hats.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Alive: Kanye West Dead: Tupac Shakur
I would describe my personal style as: Urban bohemian prepster
My go-to drink at Starbucks is: Depends on the season. Holiday: Tall non fat caramel brulee latte, Fall: Tall non fat pumpkin spice latte, Summer: Iced tall non fat white mocha, hold the whip.
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They can change your look dramatically with minimal effort.
The best way to organize a closet is: By season, then by color. The only things that are in season should be hanging in your closet, fold everything else and put it away. This makes for nice surprises when the seasons change, it’s like shopping in your own closet.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Go for what you like first and if you like the frame you’ll be confident and it will inevitably be flattering.
My current style muse is: Karrueche Tran, she knows how to rock urban streetwear and still be feminine.
My favorite online source for style inspiration is: NastyGal and Free People.
Some favorite boutiques in my area are: Niche and got Sole? both located in Broad Ripple Village in Indianapolis.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: I prefer to get my info quick and dirty in 140 characters via twitter.
My favorite fashion blogger is: Refinery29
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? Absolutely, it’s like potato chips who can have just one?!
Favorite city to go shopping is: In my dreams Paris, but my reality is San Diego. San Diego has everything that L.A. has without the Hollywood stars and that’s just the way I like it.