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In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to cool people about their personal style.

Sam Klein 
Entrepreneur and Content Queen
Los Angeles, California

Tell me about this outfit. 

The dress I’m wearing is by L.A.-based brand Rhode. I have it in, like, three or four prints because it’s so comfortable and flattering. I feel really good after I put it on and I think that’s the telltale sign of a good piece of clothing. The bag is a really fun piece by a brand called Staud. The shoes are vintage. I bought them on ModCloth back when I worked there as a buyer.

How would you describe your style?

My style is extremely steeped in vintage culture. I gravitate toward ’60s and ’70s pieces, but I don’t like to stick to one specific decade. I also wear ’90s stuff and I don’t care a ton about matching. That not only goes for colors, but also prints and decades. 

Where do you find fashion inspiration?

When I was younger I definitely looked more toward models in magazines. Since then I’ve done so much to avoid that idea of looking for beauty in places like that. Now I tend to find inspiration from friends and strangers on Instagram. Or I’ll see something at an estate sale. Looking through people’s houses [after they’ve died] sounds morbid, but the houses are like time capsules. I love walking around and getting a sense of who someone was and that can inspire me. 

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Do you have any style icons?

I would say David Bowie meets Fran Fine meets Cher!

Has your style, or your relationship with fashion, shifted while quarantining?

I’ve just been prioritizing comfort over everything else. However, my husband and I have been trying to do things on the weekends and I always dress up—it feels nice. There’s an element of guilt that pops in for a second when I’m doing my hair like, I feel good for doing something shallow. Then I have to be like, You know what? This is self care.

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Make your wardrobe bloom with Sam’s petal-pushing picks 

 

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Lele Sadoughi Slim Sugar Candy Jeweled Padded Headband, $198

 

beadpurse 0b0eeSusan Alexandra Picnic Bag, $400 

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 Lirika Matoshi Daisy Tulle Socks, $36

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Sretsis Siamese Sisterhood Silk Dress, $1,285

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 Samantha Pleet Blossom Blouse, $198

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Swedish Hasbeens Kringlan High Clogs in Pink Metallic, $260

By Bethany Allard
Photographed by Aaron Klein

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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