“If I had to describe my style in three words, it would be quirky, vintage, and bold. I enjoy my glasses from Coastal.com because they are often my statement piece, much like a piece of jewelry. Rachel Zoe once stated that “Style is a way to show who you are without having to speak.” And my glasses do just that.” – Nikki
Name & Nickname: Nikki Kylene | Nik-Nak, Nickelodeon
Home base: Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Current occupation: Prepared Foods Service Team at Whole Foods Market
Blog: Gluton Freedom
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 6
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I constantly receive comments and compliments from guests, friends, and family regarding my glasses. They always ask where I purchased them, and I take pride in saying “I got them from Coastal.com!” I really do have such a loyalty to the company because they offer trendy frames at a very reasonable price – perfect for my college student budget!
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Knowing your face shape! I love that Coastal.com features a way to shop for frames based on your face shape. Once you’ve narrowed that down, then I suggest picking frames that fit your own personal style. Don’t just pick something because it’s “in”. Choose something that you love.
I chose this pair of glasses because I feel like they are the perfect mix of sophistication and spunkiness. They’re classic black Ray-Ban frames, but with a punch of bright violet.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? Is it okay to say Nay? I like to switch things up.
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is: Lace-up combat boots. They’re very versatile. I pair them with anything from leggings and dresses to jeans and tees.
The best way to organize a closet is: By color… I pick a color I want to wear and everything is there. No fuss, no muss!
I would describe my personal style as: Mix and Match. For example I’ll pair soft lace with a studded leather jacket. It adds contrast and dynamics. And I’m a huge fan of menswear. Think lots of blazers, vests, and boots.
I feel like a lot of people are scared to branch out when it comes to style. Your style shouldn’t be about trends. It should instead be an expression of you. There’s only one you on this earth, so why look like everyone else? That’s my advice to everyone.
My favorite online source for style inspiration is: Pinterest – there’s a wealth of goodies on there!
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: All the members of Coldplay. Their music has touched my life in so many ways. I’d have a lot to talk about, that’s for sure! And that’s important when being stuck in an elevator for an extended period of time!
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Instagram!
My current style muse is: Ellie Goulding, Ellie Goulding, and did I mention Ellie Goulding?! She seems like someone who is so vibrant, energetic, and full of life. Her style definitely reflects that. It’s grungy, yet classy. It’s very uniquely her. Not to mention she was spotted wearing Derek Cardigan frames!
Favorite city to go shopping is: Tokyo, Japan! They had everything and anything you could ever want there. I had a blast!