Kristen, who describes her style as “a little bit retro, a little bit nerdy; always unpredictable” prides herself on aligning her style with her mood, rather than with the trend of the moment. She is always looking for style inspiration in the most random of places, and from such style icons as Keiko Lynn, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung. And when it comes to her frame style, Kristen ensures that she never leaves home without a bad ass pair of glasses.
Name: Kristen Chamberlain
Home base: Toronto, Canada
Current occupation: Quarter Life Crisis
Blog: Nickels and Dames
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 3
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They can completely transform any outfit.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Take risks!
I chose this pair of glasses for my starter kit because they serve up just the right amount of geek chic style.
My favorite online source for style inspiration is: I love what the ladies at the Free People BLDG 25 blog do, and of course – the endless abyss known as Pinterest.
The best way to organize a closet is: Organized closets are overrated.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? My mind says, “Yay”. My wallet says, “Nay”.
Favorite city to go shopping is thrifting in Brooklyn, New York, but nothing quite beats the cute boutiques in Lisbon, Portugal.
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is: Bed head and chunky sweaters.
I would describe my personal style as: Artsy and usually covered in cat hair.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: My best friend, Liz. We’d laugh our way out
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: I’m a bit of an Instagram addict.
My current style muse is: Keiko Lynn – That girl can seriously rock glasses.
My favorite fashion blogger is: Sarah Durham Wilson
Some favorite boutiques in my area are: Toronto is home to a million great little boutiques, it’s so hard to choose! Lately I’ve been into North Standard Trading Post and Public Butter.