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.
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Lauren Taylor Sweet
Los Angeles, CA
Freelance assistant and collector of used goods.
Decade in Life:
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.
Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Vintage Levi’s. Every time.
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.
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.
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.
Georgie Flores, Alexa Chung, Harry Styles, Harling Ross, Issa Rae.
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
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:
Never be afraid to:
Be your own tailor.