Somewhere along the style spectrum of unwittingly normcore and Anna dello Russo, there exists a comfortable level of unaffected chic only the best of us can hope to attain. The right amount of chic is counterintuitive as a concept because in theory, you can never have enough chic. However, throwing a wide brim hat on every day doesn’t automatically afford you a street style-worthy ensemble. It’s knowing when and how to wear the hat and obviously, having a wardrobe peppered with understated designer items like a $500 white t-shirt, that ultimately leads to the so-desired OOTD coup de grace.
Italian stylist and fashion consultant, Silvia Bergomi has the formula down pat: sleek patent leather oxfords, jeans, loose t-shirt, blazer and bare ankles. Hair never done. She’s got the bags and the coats required for androgyny, and unmistakable long locks required for the removal of all doubt.
Soon, Silvia will move from the Italian fashion mecca to Santa Fe. The jet-set ragazza italiana is yet another expat hitting the American west coast. (Blonde Salad’s numero uno). Both ladies share the same sensibility when it comes to sneakers and Celine. My plan is to study Silvia closely and then do it all nonchalantly when I wake up in the morning, 3 hours ahead.