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Wilkinson runs Keep Austin Stylish, a blog that documents the unique style of the city, so she has an eye for what works. She describes Austin as “casually chic with an emphasis on individuality and a lack of pressure to conform.” Her own style is carefree, but full of charm—the same can be said for the pieces in her online clothing boutique, Once Bitten.
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Afshin runs a successful blog, has over 27,000 Instagram followers, and was recently named a Rising Star during Austin Fashion Week. Her classic, feminine style is documented on The Darling Detail with the help of her brother, Jordan, who takes all her photos.
A stylist with an eye for the quirky, Jenny Woys, has called Austin home for the past six years. She works with clients, local boutiques, and publications, and has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily, The New York Times, and Marie Claire. Woys explains that her style has changed over the years from slightly outrageous to a more minimalist sensibility. “My style goal is to look incredibly polished while still distinguishing myself from everyone else,” she says.
Diya Liu, Creator of The Stylish Sophisticate: @DiyaLiuss
For years, Diya Liu ran a successful fashion blog called In Her Stilettos, but she’s since launched The Stylish Sophisticate, a digital fashion magazine targeted toward professional women. Her use of colors and patterns make her a style standout with features in Marie Claire, Glamour, and more under her belt. She's also a law student and freelance stylist, splitting her time between Austin and New York City.
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Courtney Shields is a singer-songwriter, wife to former Dallas Cowboys football player Alex Albright, and a beauty and style blogger. “I love how eclectic Austin is,” she says. “It allows everyone to explore his or her own style.” She showcases her flirty, sophisticated outfits as well as beauty tips and advice on her site B.Y.O.Beauty.
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Laurel Kinney made a successful leap from fashion blogger to personal stylist, helping both men and women develop their own fashion sense through her business, Trophy Boutique. She’s also worked as a corporate wardrobe consultant, outfitting staff at places like TRIO Restaurant at the Four Seasons and Barlata Tapas Bar. Her own style is relaxed-chic. She says, “Austin style is, at its heart, comfortable and casual, and my style certainly reflects that.”
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