You may have seen Gabi, aka @thestylistwitch across our social media pages. Gabi believes that fashion is a form of self-expression, and she manages to meld spirituality, astrology, and self-love into her styling practice. Read on to learn more about how she approaches fall fashion — sustainably.
Do you separate your fall and summer wardrobes and put things away seasonally, or do you kind of go with the flow and mix and match items?
Great question! As a stylist I am actually a big proponent of NOT compartmentalizing your wardrobe. I find that that is limiting not only stylistically but in terms of item and outfit rotation. In terms of sustainability as well, the more items you have in your wardrobe to pick from consistently, the more looks you can achieve and the less often you feel you have to buy new garments.
What habits (I don't like the word rules) do you find yourself following with your fall outfits?
Fall always makes me want to wear chunky and cozy clothing but the only downside to that is that that can really drown out your figure and I live by the belief that comfort never has to come at the expense of style so personally, my rule (or habit) is this: If you want to wear something big and loose on the top, the bottoms should be fitted and likewise, if you want to wear baggier bottoms, the top should be fitted (this is a general rule but of course some outfits don't adhere to these suggestions and are still cute). For example, if I was set on wearing the Onyx Jogger, I would balance it out and wear something like the Zephyr Crisscross Four-Way Top which is fitted and cropped and still does your figure justice. And on the other end, if I wanted to wear an oversized knit sweater, that silhouette can be quite chunky so I would balance it out by wearing leggings which still allow alllllll the comfort while maintaining my figure. Of course this is a personal preference.
What, in your opinion, is the most style-able/most versatile Wolven outfit for the fall?
I am obsessed with fall colors and I totally jump at the chance to wear them so for me, I think the Fractal set is incredibly versatile because not only are fall colors like orange, yellow and red stunningly beautiful, they also match like every color ever so the possibilities are endless! The Fractal print even has hints of hot pink and blue which gives it even more potential for a variety of outfits and styles. I would pair this set with a number of items including: denim jackets, hiking boots, (vegan) Dr. Martens, newsboy caps, knit sweaters (in fall colors), oversized crewnecks, beanies, band t-shirts and every and any other fall accessory lol!
Despite the difficulties of this year, there have been a lot of silver linings but the one I see most in myself and in others is the commitment to personal and spiritual development. For the first time I've had the time and flexibility to really commit to consistent practices like meditation, journaling and reading tarot cards, I'm even taking a weekly tarot course right now! So I guess my fall manifestations would be to continue this growth and to not let it falter especially as it gets colder and seasonal depression starts to sink in, but rather to lean into the energies of rest and introspectiveness and use it to lay spiritual foundations that will allow me to continue to flourish.
We hope our chat with Gabi has got you thinking about how to style your favorite Wolven pieces throughout the year, and how to approach fall fashion sustainably.
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About the Author
Saman Nargund is a global nomad who has lived and worked in Singapore, Dubai, Boston, New York, and now Paris. She believes that sustainability is soon going to become a lifestyle that humanity can't deny. She believes in supporting small businesses and reimagining our economy to make the distribution of wealth more equal.
Gabriela is fashion stylist based in Los Angeles, specializing in the use of one’s wardrobe as the ultimate magical tool. Being a Venusian-ruled triple Taurus, Gabriela’s divine purpose is to empower others through the self-loving ritual of adornment. For her, beauty is not an obligation or a convention, but a way of being.