Style Counsel: Stephanie Webster of The Rhined and Oakley Wines


Name: Stephanie Webster

Occupation: Owner of The Rhined and Oakley Wines

Style: Quality over quantity

Photography by Aaron M. Conway

How do you dress for your line of work?

I love simplicity, and because I’m on my feet constantly, I have to have comfortable shoes. I start with my Danskos, and those are what I build my outfits around. Since I’m running around all the time, I’m usually in jeans—skirts and things can be hard to wear because of the functionality—but everything tends to be black, gray, and tan.

So you love functionality. How do you feel about trends?

I don’t have much time to keep up with it, so I don’t buy into them unless they’re lasting. In my early 20s, I was a lot more experimental with fashion. I did a lot of thrifting, put bleach stains on things, and had a lot more time on my hands to be playful, but now I stick to a few core pieces.

Where do you find these core pieces?

I do most of my shopping at local boutiques. I go to Continuum a lot. I love Sloane and Idlewild. I love the style that everyone brings to the city, but I also think it’s really important to support other women-owned businesses that also support mine. My style comes straight from these ladies, and if you can surround yourself with people you admire—their look, what they do—then maybe a little will rub off on you.

How do you stay clean and look fresh on the job?

I’m constantly lifting and covered in cheese. I only buy things that hold up in the washer. For me to really feel productive, I have to also feel clean. If my face is washed and my nails are done, I feel like I can accomplish 10 times more in a normal day. Oh, and I really love a funky earring—it’s a great way to add color or pattern and they make me feel feminine.

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