Q&A: Newtown Square Style Maven Bonnie Bekkedam

She’s got style, she’s got grace, she’s got leather (no lace). And lots of it for winter fashion.

Bonnie Bekkedam, 45, Newtown Square
Etcetera Sales Representative

Photo by Jared CastaldiFavorite designers: Etcetera, Chanel, Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg.

Fall clothing trends she loves: “Anything leather—dresses, tunics, tops or leggings.”

She’s a: “I can’t decide whether I’m more into shoes, clothes or accessories. I’d have to say all of the above.”

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Style icon: “My mother, Rosalie Caruso, because she’s always dressed beautifully. She can put together an outfit from T.J. Maxx or Marshalls and look like a million bucks.”

Personal style: “I’m pretty formal. I really love to get dressed up in beautiful clothes and wear them daily.”

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday out: “I like to wear jeans or leggings with boots and a colorful blazer, or a fabulous leather jacket—all from Etcetera.”

Go-to outfit for a Saturday night in the city: “I prefer to wear dresses when I go out, usually a black or colorful dress with a great pair of patterned tights. Whatever the dress, it’s always paired with my Christian Louboutin pumps.”

Must-have splurge: “I love to buy a new leather or suede jacket every year. They’re great statement pieces, and I like to update them annually.”

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Favorite thing in her closet: “My Chanel bags. They’re so timeless, I can pull them out each season and feel like I have a new bag every year.”

Favorite fashion blogs: “The Sartorialist and the New York Times Sunday Styles page.”

Favorite local boutiques: “I’m forever grateful to the ladies at Skirt for introducing me to nude pumps four years ago. Those shoes are a godsend.”

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