As a senior designer for the health and wellness social media platform Sharecare, Katie Levitt Greene has an eye for aesthetics. She stocks her closet with versatile, flattering basics that pop when paired with embellished boots, standout jewelry, patterned scarves, and designer investment pieces. Her style is laid-back but focused—and she’s not afraid to budget for the irresistible stuff.
What’s your daytime work style?
I’m a strong advocate of the idea that what you wear sets the tone for how you feel all day. I like to approach my day with a mind that is clear, productive, and creative. My work environment is smart casual, which is great for me since I spend much of my day sitting at a computer designing graphics. However, I collaborate a lot, so I like to be presentable—my style tends to be comfortable yet polished.
Most importantly, my style reflects my personality. I’m all about color, contrasts, and being mindful of subtle details—from a bit of texture or embellishment in a pair of boots to a sleek blouse with distressed jeans or a color block outfit with a bold accessory. In the cooler months I almost always wear a scarf: It pulls together an easy outfit and keeps me cozy.
How do you take your look from office to evening?
It’s all in the shoes! A comfy but stylish pair of wedges or booties and a pair of skinny burgundy jeans can go a long way. I’m a huge fan of Zara pants; Anthropologie tops; and shoes from Campers and Corso Como, with the occasional Stuart Weitzman splurge.
Statement jewelry also does the trick. I love layered vintage pendants or long gold-tone earrings. They go a long way in transforming a daytime outfit.
What’s your weekend style?
I live in Atlanta, so seasonal wardrobe transitions are easy—it’s warm well into October. I do a lot of outdoor activities on the weekends, so if I’m spending much of my day outside with my dog, working out, and running errands, I put on a pulled-together outfit of athletic clothing.
When it’s warm I like to wear shorts from Urban Outfitters with a blousy top or tank, or an easy, flowy dress from a local boutique. In fall and winter I lean toward skinny dark jeans, basic tops layered under open-front cardigans, and flat boots. And I always swap my bulkier workweek bag for my blue Marc Jacobs messenger bag.
What’s your best piece of personal style advice?
My approach to style is similar to that of many areas of life: Buy only what you absolutely love. It may sound trite, but it’s the truth! I’m a pretty budget-friendly shopper, so whatever I pick out has to be good quality and fit my style and my spending plan. When you really love a piece, you experiment with ways to wear it and it becomes a wardrobe staple for years.
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