May 27, 2011

An interview with Katy of Kansas Couture

Today we have a lovely interview with Katy of Kansas Couture. Katy has an eye for color, and loves creating vintage inspired outfits that incorporate both masculine, and feminine looks. She truly has a unique, and lovely style and is someone I always go to for outfit inspiration.

Meet Katy:

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

-I live in the Kansas City area and work as a copywriter at an ad agency. I love clothes and the creativity that goes into putting outfits together.

2. What got you interested in blogging, and how long have you been blogging for?

-My sister-in-law introduced me to personal style blogs after I graduated from college. She said, "You could totally do this!" I was looking for a creative outlet at the time, and it seemed like a perfect fit, so I started one of my own. I have been blogging since September 2008.

3. Can you tell us about your style?

-My style is pretty eclectic and can range from super girly and dressy to minimal and casual. Common threads that run through most of my ensembles are vintage items or inspiration, bold colors, high-waisted silhouettes and heels.

4. You seem to have a great love for color. What do you think color adds to an outfit, and what is your favorite color(s) to style?

-Color is definitely one of my favorite fashion tools. I rarely wear an outfit without at least one pop of color. I think it adds interest in a simple way. It makes your style stand out and gives your look a bold, cheery feel. Goldenrod yellow has always been one of my favorite colors, but this season I can get enough coral, orange and bright pink.

5. What are your favorite trends for summer?

-Wide-leg jeans, shades of coral, color-blocking, bold stripes, hints of neon, platform wedges, longer skirts... the list goes on.

6. When you're not busy blogging, what can you be found doing?

-Working, watching movies (especially at indie theaters), thrifting as much as I can, entertaining at my house, spending time outdoors with friends, family and my pug when the weather is nice and taking walks while listening to music.

7. With regards to fashion, what do you draw inspiration from?

-Other fashion blogs are my main source of inspiration. Other than that, I look to movies, old photographs, people I see on the street and the occasional magazine.

8. If you had to pick one outfit to wear the rest of your life, what would it look like?

-Definitely an outfit that incorporates separates -- probably a pair of skinny jeans, a bright-colored blouse with some interesting details, a pair of comfortable but fabulous wedges, a blazer and some statement jewelry.

9. You seem to have an eye for mixing feminine and masculine looks. How do you keep your outfits so balanced? Which style do you prefer more?

-I think I'm truly drawn to both styles, which is why I mix them. I suppose my affinity for pink, bows and heels makes me a girly girl at heart, but you'll definitely see me in jeans more often than dresses. I'll reach for the ruffly blouse with glee, but I'm probably not going to pair it with an equally frilly skirt. I like to maintain a versatile wardrobe, so I have plenty of opportunities to mix things up according to my mood.

10. Do you have any advice for aspiring fashion bloggers? What about someone interested in wearing and mixing color, but doesn't really know where to start?

-For aspiring fashion bloggers, my advice would be to make your blog something you truly love, something that gives you fulfillment. It's unavoidable at times, but try not to compare yourself to others too much or place too much emphasis on what others will think. As for experimenting with color, find a shade you love. Pair it with neutrals at first. Once you're comfortable, add in a color from the same family. Then get more daring as you go. Don't worry about what colors go together. If you like the combination, then flaunt it!

Thank you so much for doing this interview, Katy! Don't forget to check out her blog for some daily outfit inspiration.

On a side note, I am no officially in Colorado and it's darn cold here. Today I'm hoping to take my first outfit photo up here and I already know that I'm going to have to be bundled up! Oh my! Have a great Friday everyone!



  1. Katy! Awesome style! Very inspring!

    Chelsea: Email me your Colorado address and I'll send you some mittens!

    :) Joanne

  2. oh she loves color, too?! she and i must be friends!! love her style!!!!

  3. I love Katy's style. Great colours! I tend to wear too much black, Katy is now my colour inspiration!! Thanks for sharing xx

  4. great sense of style! + what a cute haircut :)