As a personal stylist and owner of KS Style Consulting, fashionista Katie Schuppler is always on the pulse of the hottest trends. Not only does she share her impeccable advice with her clients, but Katie also puts a media spin on her superior style sense as a top blogger for ChicagoNow.com and a commentator for www.ChicagoShopping.com’s online video series called Fashion After Dark Exposed.
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Describe your personal fashion philosophy.
I would say mix and match with a statement. I like to mix high and low-end pieces and then have something that pops like a bright color, cocktail ring, or something that sparkles! I love high-end designers but I feel the best when I find a deal and shop wisely to get a bunch of things for the price of one item. It’s important to just go with your gut when you like something and rock it! So many people second guess themselves because they wonder what others will think, but it wouldn’t be personal style if you didn’t do what calls to you.
Where do you go in the city to find the latest and greatest in fashion & beauty?
I love Benefit for make-up, George the salon is beyond amazing for any thing hair wise, and for fashion I always pop into Veruca Salt, Sequin for one of a kind gems, Sara Jane, Hubba Hubba, and Lori’s if I’m looking for an amazing/fun pair of shoes!
How do you get ready for an event? Do you do anything special to prepare?
I have a few jobs and they all involve fashion so I love to plan my outfits ahead for events and I pretty much need to! I usually hang them on a clothing rack or my bedroom door with the accessories on the hangers. Sometimes if I have a little extra time I’ll do a 15 minute face mask and paint my nails, like a mini spa session!