My Grammie Dianne has taught me many things: A love of convertible cars, that Elvis really is king, and, most of all, a sense of style. We’ve been keen shoppers for as long as I can remember, and she’s always been sure that I knew my own tastes.
My confidence—or perhaps, stubbornness—in knowing my style came directly from my Grammie. With every birthday gift my family gives her, we ensure there’s a gift receipt obviously attached, knowing full well she will choose something better. She knows what she likes, and I’ve always admired her strong sense of personal style.
Though I am trying my best to shop less and shop better, there are times when I find something in Zara I know I will love forever, and my Grammie is exactly the same. We always fawn over each other’s outfits when we see each other, and there is often a surprise Zara element to each of our looks.
We are obsessed with flowy skirts and wearing them year-round. For winter, a thin turtleneck and in summer with a basic T-shirt or button-down tops. She’s wanting a few printed ones, while I’m into the pleated trend.
Flowy statement tops are an essential part of both of our summer wardrobes. I prefer white cotton ones with vintage jeans, while she loves colorful satin and fun prints.
We are always checking the Zara new-in section for jackets because (over years of both owning a few) we have each discovered they have a consistently good cut and fit for our body shapes. We love the lighter options for summer nights and big pockets are a must for us both.
We would both describe our personal style as classic, but we do like to poke around the accessories for fun additions to add a twist to an outfit. We both love gold jewelry, which Zara has plenty of. As avid travelers, we love to buy fun Zara totes as our carry-ons.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.