Naura is a New York based lawyer with an affinity for vintage – an unexpected combination of characteristics I am more than happy to embrace. Curious to know more, we asked Naura about her approach to style and how her profession influences or is influenced by her personal style. All this and brains too! Meet Naura.
Describe your style in three words.
Alive, colorful, moody.
What is your ideal outfit to wear everyday, your uniform?
I have long admired any person who is able to cultivate an easy and reliable formula for style. For better or for worse, I have not been able to get to “uniform status,” which I attribute to my seemingly carnal need for constant personal style evolution.
All that being said, if I were to conjure a uniform that could feasibly work for me on a daily basis, it would consist of pleats please pants, a sharp-shouldered blazer, too many rings, vintage glasses and a white sneaker or black brogue. Actually, that sounds rather do-able….
Can you describe your relationship to vintage? What role does it play in your style?
Vintage has been for many years my ticket to creating a highly personal, unique look. I grew up in rural Indiana in (to put it euphemistically) a family lacking in financial means, but thankfully not in creativity. My mother and I would scour the ONE thrift store in the town over and occasionally find a vintage gem. Thrifting generally, and vintage in particular, was for many years the only way to imitate the high-fashion I obsessed over in magazines. At present, I am lucky to be able to afford and incorporate special designer pieces (hello Jacquemus! hello Peet Dullaert!) into my wardrobe, but my first love will always be vintage.
How, if at all, is your style impacted as a lawyer?
This child has finally learned to tone it down a bit and ratchet up the sophistication level. I would say my interest in unusual shoes is the most significant product of wearing a more subdued Monday-Friday wardrobe; a special shoe is a surefire way to transform a fairly neutral, fairly formal look into something that is catastrophically fashionable.