Whitney Nields

Philter Coffee Contributor and barista Whitney Nields looks to the 1920s, 30s and 40s for fashion look.

Style: Timeless, classic and recyclable. I enjoy reusing things. People have referred to me as a renaissance woman.

Fashion icon: I love vintage style, the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Audrey Hepburn is at the top of my list, and I’ve collected books about her.

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Shopping strategy: I typically go alone or with my mom. Shopping, for me, is a visual experience, a time when I can see what’s trending and apply what I already have to what’s new and exciting. I find the best things when I head out just for the fun of it, rather than looking for something specific.

Worth the splurge: Gifts. I love buying things for other people and surprising them.

Indispensable accessory: My sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring. My fiancé and I designed it together. It includes diamonds from my grandmother’s ring.

Favorite footwear: My Danskos—a brown pair, a black pair, a camel pair. My mom was a nurse, and she knew the importance of wearing great shoes. I also wear her old Frye boots. I love my UGGs because they’re so gosh-darn comfortable.

Where to find her without makeup: Almost anywhere on any day. I wear eyeliner and mascara, and that’s it. It Cosmetics makes a great No-Tug eyeliner.

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Signature fragrance: I’m still looking for it.

Oldest thing in her closet: My great-grandmother’s ring, which I wear proudly every day—filigree and oblong, with diamond points north, south, east and west. In my closet are four dresses my grandmother made in the 1930s and ’40s.

Most recent purchase: My Toms—black see-through crochet, awesome shoes.

What she’s wearing (at State & Union, Kennett Square): Cydney plaid flannel shirt by United by Blue, Toms desert-wedge shoes in taupe suede, 7 For All Mankind jeans.

Whitney Nields

Whitney Nields, 32, Kennett Square, Barista and creative contributor, Philter Coffee

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