Style Profile: Lauren Taylor Sweet

I first met Lauren a few years when I was asked by my photography friend, Elisa Ivers, to do makeup for her younger cousin from SoCal, Alyssia, and her BFF, Lauren.  From the moment I met these gals I was so inspired by their kind, adventurous, vivacious spirits AND their style was SO TOP NOTCH - even in their early teenage years!  I knew these ladies were bound for greatness and to be honest, they helped inspire me to start touring so I could travel more.  I love keeping up with Lauren and since meeting her she has only continued to grow into such an incredible woman -showcasing beauty for life and beautiful living (as displayed in her photos.)  I can't wait for you to read her style profile --- I KNOW you will be captivated and inspired by the answers and images.  
E N J O Y ! !

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Name:
Lauren Taylor Sweet

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Occupation:
Freelance assistant and collector of used goods.

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Decade in Life:
20’s.

Describe your personal style:
I love blending conflicting concepts. Feminizing boyish pieces. Dressing up casual. Making something vintage more modern.

 I want my style to reflect thinking outside the box, but I also just want to feel cool and comfortable.

Favorite Color and print to wear:
Nowadays I prefer to either mix or monochrome solids, especially blacks and whites.

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Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Vintage Levi’s. Every time.

Signature scent:
Anything with notes of citrus or musk. Or peppermint!

Most coveted piece in closet:
The black wool trench coat my mom wore at my age.

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Most lusted item you don’t own:
Jesse Kamm sailor pants. Or the incredible vintage Hudson Bay coat I found at that one place on Melrose but never did buy.

Top three favorite places to shop:
If I’m not hunting through eBay or Goodwill, I shop pretty exclusively small business. Aside from essentials at H&M, Aerie, and Gap. 

Favorite season and why:
Late California fall.  Crisp, foggy mornings. Long, warm afternoons. The occasional lightning storm. HALLOWEEN. And it’s still not too late for one last camping trip. 

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Film that best defines your personal style:
Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping.

I never leave the home without:
Sunglasses, my phone, all the makings for an impromptu picnic, a library book very near its due date.

Fashion Icons:
Georgie Flores, Alexa Chung, Harry Styles, Harling Ross, Issa Rae.

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Favorite album of the season:
Aly & AJ’s new EP, “Ten Years”.

Designer worth checking out:
Rachael Gladser, of RAWSON.

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
@manrepeller, @jedidiahjenkins, @palomawool, @helen_levi, @overheardla, @sunbeam_vintage

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Trend you wish never happened:
Strong believer that everything happens for a reason. Except low-rise jeans.

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Prioritize comfort and find your confidence. Shop sustainably—invest in pieces that have versatility and reusability.

 Make the most out of a little. 

When in doubt:
Denim.

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image c/o: @luarentaylor

Never be afraid to:
Be your own tailor.

Keep up with Lauren, her infectious zest for life, and influential style via her instagram: @luarentaylor - Yes, L-U-A-R-E-N ;) -