September 19, 2011

An Interview with Hallelu founder Catherine Yearwood

For those of you who love fashion and still want to stay on budget, get ready to be totally wowed by Hallelu, a clothing and accessories boutique dedicated to on trend styles. This chic online boutique also has a brick-and-mortar store in beautiful Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Catherine Yearwood, founder of Hallelu, dishes to Young Sophisticates about style tips, trends, and her fall fashion picks.

What are some of your best style tips for girls on a budget?

· First and foremost, shop at Hallelu, of course! We always have amazing quality items and great prices!

· Look at what you have in your closet with new eyes. Find creative ways to transform what you have to look new again. For example, I had a long skirt that I never wore so I got it tailored in the front to go with the hi-lo trend (get the look with this hi-lo dress in teal). Or, layer sweaters over dresses, add fun tights to shorts, belt a long top over a pencil skirt to add dimension...

· Shop vintage. There are so many treasures at Goodwill! Look for good construction & things that can be easily altered.

· Add accessories. A simple accessory can update an entire look. Add a collar necklace to a button up shirt, or snakeskin cuff to a LBD!

· Lipstick & Hair! If you are really on a tight budget, then find fun ways to style your hair (thank you, youtube). Lipstick can instantly change the feel of anything you are wearing. I will put on neon pink lipstick when I am wearing cutoffs and a tank and suddenly feel ready to face the world, haaa!

Describe your personal style.

Fun, girly, colorful, laid back. I definitely don’t take myself too seriously so my style changes daily. I get dressed based on my mood. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.

How would you describe the Hallelu customer?

I think the Hallelu girl is fun loving, experimental with fashion, but always tasteful.

Long and Lean shift dress in black (also avail. in gray); $24 at Hallelu {buy it here}

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Hallelu

What are your favorite fall items from Hallelu (all under $100)?

· Fringe Ankle Boots

· Knit Maxi Skirt

· Leopard Jacket

· Faux Leather Jacket

· Rust-colored Denim

· A Simple Shift Dress

What fall trends are you most excited about?

· I am so excited that color is sticking around for fall! I get so bored with the usual grays and blacks so I think all the color on the fall runways was so refreshing to see.

· Leopard: I have always been a fan of this enticing animal print, and it is everywhere this season! From jackets to tights to nail color!

· Ladylike: We are seeing a big resurgence of all things feminine. Peter pan collars, fur, sequins, feathers, pointy toe flats...I love it all!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I just discovered Hallelu and am in HalleLOVE! <3