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Tandya Stewart

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We are huge fans of Tandya Stewart’s blog, Simply Tandya, mainly because we love her classic and timeless style, and the way she balances a high/low look. We reached out to Tandya to learn what inspires her style, and what style tips she has to share.

Q&A

How do you start your day off?

I start off my day with a 10 minute meditation session. I use the Calm app, and it has been one of the greatest things that I have added to my daily routine. I then write in my Gratitude journal. I currently have The Five Minute Journal. After this, I make myself a cup of tea, matcha or coffee, read the Washington Post and New York Times, then I start going through my emails.

What’s going on in the background when you are getting ready?

As I am getting ready, I always have music playing in the background. I usually listen to classical music on vinyl. My favourite is Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 Eroica. Lately, I have been listening to the Bridgerton soundtrack of covers played during the show. I am obsessed!

You never leave home without…

I never leave home without chapstick or lipgloss. I recently started using Lancôme‘s Juicy Tubes Original, and it is a total throwback.

THE FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL
MARINE SERRE ORGANIC COTTON TSHIRT
LANCOME JUICY TUBES

What are your closet essentials?

My closet essentials are any items that are timeless, classic, and can be worn again and again. I love a good blazer, coat, jeans, sneakers, tees and boots/booties.

What is your biggest fashion regret?

It’s funny; I was just thinking about this. My biggest fashion regret would be wearing a short dress to my senior prom 10 years ago. My reasoning for wearing a short dress, was so I could get multiple uses out of it. I never wore my prom dress again, and I wouldn’t even be able to fit in it now, if I tried.

You always splurge on, and you always save on…

I like to splurge on well-made pieces that will last for decades. I recently purchased a vintage Chanel from 1993, that still has so much more life to give. I always save on fast fashion. I never purchase with a ‘just because’ mentality. I prefer quality over quantity.

What is one piece of clothing you wish you could steal from your 16 year old self?

One piece of clothing I was I could steal from my 16 year old self is my letterman jacket. I first joined Varsity basketball in my sophomore year of high school, and I would love to still have that with me.

CHANEL 2.55
FREE ASSEMBLY BOYFRIEND BLAZER
STAND STUDIO ZOE CROPPED LEATHER TROUSERS

What inspires your style most?

Anything that is effortless and simple inspires my style the most. I like having a minimal capsule wardrobe with items that I can wear every season. I am inspired by timeless and classic styles.

You’re Number 1 style tip is…

My #1 style tip is: Wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

*PHOTOS PROVIDED BY SIMPLY TANDYA

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