It’s not much of a mystery as to why Kelly Lee’s Blog, Kelly Golightly, is such a sensation – written for the modern Audrey Hepburns out there, it’s about finding a contemporary take on our favorite whimsical and stylish big screen heroine: Holly Golightly. With an effortless sense of humor and clever point of view, Kelly shares with us all of her style secrets, giving us a closer look at the life of the innately stylish.
If oversized sunglasses, statement jewelry, pink flamingos and cupcakes are your thing, then Kelly Golightly will be a much appreciated discovery. Because we are absolutely smitten, we asked her to share with us some of her favorite summer outfits. From a black romper to an electric blue lace dress and an all white shorts + blouse combination, she hits every nail on the head. So naturally, we caught up with her to find out some of her style secrets.
How would you describe your personal style?
Audrey Hepburn meets Kelly Wearstler. I love Audrey’s classic, charming style but I admire Kelly Wearstler’s boldness in taking chances. Both gamines have a playfulness about them, which I love. And I’m all about mixing vintage with new.
Has it changed at all over the years?
Yes and no. I was a total tomboy growing up and that tomboy is still there just in a slightly more sophisticated (I hope!) way. I’ve swapped t-shirts, jeans and baseball caps for comfy-chic silk pants and striped tees, easy-breezy dresses and oversized sun hats.
What is your go-to look?
I’ve been traveling a lot lately, so frankly anything that allows me to go bra-less and eat as much as I want as I roam city streets comfortably! Lately my summer uniform has been Splendid’s soft striped tees with silky track pants or easy shift dresses. And almost always with an oversized sun hat, white sunglasses and white sandals.
What tip could you share with us on achieving great style?
I ask myself two questions when pondering a purchase or keeping a piece in my closet: Do I love it? And does it love me? Wear what you love and what loves you back. If you try something on and it doesn’t make your heart sing, forget about it. Likewise, make sure it flatters you when it comes to color and cut. It’s as simple as that. Ultimately it’s your confidence in the way you feel about yourself that shines through and creates great personal style. I also pin all of my outfits and my outfit inspiration to Pinterest boards. It’s great for honing in on what you’re drawn to.
Favorite online hidden gem to shop from?
Here’s our take on her style: