Q&A: Styled to a T’s Tara Belmondo
The Wayne-based blogger shares her personal style.
Tara Belmondo of Styled with a T. Photo by Tessa Marie Images.
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Personal style: Upscale casual. I’m a stay-at-home mom of two toddlers, so I like to be comfortable. Accessories are my best friends—a statement earring can step-up any basic outfit. I also go for quality over quantity.
Three items every woman needs: Great fitting jeans, a go-to LBD and a classic blazer.
How blogging has influenced her style: You’re sharing your personal style to inspire others. It's made me more confident. I stay true to myself and have fun with it, and readers appreciate the realness.
Favorite investment piece: Louis Vuitton bags. They're classic quality pieces that I can one day pass down to my daughter.
Go-to casual summer outfit: I love jumpsuits and rompers in summertime. They're comfortable, versatile and chic.
Go-to date night outfit: A delicate camisole, dark-wash jeans, strappy heels, statement earrings, a chunky bracelet and a fun clutch.
Summer trends she loves: Leopard print. It can make a wardrobe statement or a subtle addition with a bag or shoes. I also love the ’90s nostalgia trend—neon colors, bold graphics and acid-wash denim.
Favorite designers: For high-end, Oscar de La Renta, Givenchy, Chloe and Victoria Beckham. For affordable, Rebecca Minkoff bags, Kendra Scott and BaubleBar jewelry, Free People, Madewell and J.Crew clothing, and Sam Edelman, Vince Camuto and Tory Burch shoes.
Style icon: Kate Moss. I love that she’s known for embracing affordable brands. She also proved that there are no rules in fashion, and she has an amazing style confidence.
Item in her closet that gets the most wear: Spanx faux leather moto leggings. They're so chic and versatile—great to wear casually with a T-shirt and sneakers or dressed up with a tunic blouse and heels.