In Store With: Sissy Chacon
Discover our Brentwood store through the discerning eyes of Los Angeles-based stylist Sissy Chacon. Here, she shares tips for transitioning your wardrobe into fall, mastering monochromatic dressing, and more.
Q: What's your fall style mantra?
A: I aim to have a signature style but I never want to get stuck in a rut, so my fall style mantra is 'stay fresh and stay true.' I'll embrace new trends but approach them in a manner that works for my particular aesthetic.
Q: How do you transition late summer pieces into fall?
A: It's all about lightweight layers. Wear button-up shirts, twill blazers and lightweight trenches over your tees and tanks.
Q: And once fall fully hits?
A: Once you've sorted the non-bulky layers, start thinking about what you'll need for consistently cooler days and evenings. This is the time to bring out or invest in heavier weight fabrics, longer pants and skirts, and hosiery to keep yourself warm. Also get a jump start on choosing your closed-toe shoes and outerwear for the season so you're not ill prepeared for cold snaps and showers.
“Styling monochromatic looks is my favorite formula for looking stylish any time of year."
Q: What excites you about the season?
A: Mostly I like to think about how I want to bring my favorite silhouettes from one season into another. Personally, I have been enjoying playing with proportions—wearing tiny tops with voluminous bottoms and huge t-shirts over bodycon maxi skirts last summer. I plan to maintain this silhouette into fall with long-sleeve fitted ribbed knits and barrel leg pants, big oversized shirting, and seaters paired with silky midi skirts.
Q: Any tips for streamlining your wardrobe and the act of getting dressed?
A: Styling monochromatic looks is my favorite formula for looking stylish any time of year. Weather it's suiting or separates, wearing one tone or hue head-to-toe looks polished and dramatic without a lot of fuss
Building out a closet full of neutrals makes dressing and shopping easier because I know I can always layer and mix and match the palette in my wardrobe without having to buy all new pieces or over think. It's a good MO if you're too busy to get clever with color blocking and experiment with every new trending hue. To keep my mostly monotone looks from being a bore, I like to incorporate a variety of textures, bold accessories, and an occasional color pop.
Q: How do you approach shopping IRL vs online?
A: So much detail is gained by shopping in store; it's a chance to experience garments in real life and know immediately whether they work on my. I find it important to see the construction and luster and to feel the texture of fabrics against your skin.