How would you describe your personal style?
I love all things mustard-colored and ’70s-inspired. I’m always down to experiment with new trends and new patterns, but at the same time, I like to mix those in with more timeless styles. At the center of my style, I really like to look different than everybody else. We should all dare to be different, and that’s kind of my motto going into my style.
Do you ever make your own clothes?
I love fashion. Period. But I knew I was going into the merchandising side of things because I cannot sew at all. I broke three sewing machines in high school.
When did you get into fashion blogging?
My junior year [of college] was when the fashion students would usually do their internships. I wanted something that could show brands I was the full package. I thought, What better way to do that than with a blog? It was something I hoped would make me stand out, make me more memorable.
Has your style changed since you first created Coming in Clutch in 2014?
A fellow Cincinnati blogger actually did a post about different Cincinnati fashion creators and who to follow based on their style. She classified my style as trendy vintage, and that’s pretty accurate. Ultimately, I think fashion naturally evolves over time—it gets better with age. And that’s how mine is, too.
What advice would you give to someone looking to switch up their personal style?
I always get reinspired when I look through my closet. I forget I have certain pieces; I rediscover them and think How can I style these in a new way? I like to take one garment as my focal point. And then when I go to pair it with something else, I think What is the opposite of this piece? Let’s say I have, like, a floral dress, which is kind of girly. Then I’d match it with something tomboyish or athletic, maybe cool sneakers or a baseball hat.
The name of your blog comes from a family motto.
My family is definitely a go-getter type of family. My parents are entrepreneurs, so we don’t really sit around and wait for opportunities to come to us. Over time, we found that we just got good at performing under pressure. And coming in clutch, to me, means to have exactly what you need when you need it. It means coming through when you’re needed most. And ultimately, that’s what I want to be for all my virtual friends