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Women Crush Wednesday: Dasha Guyton

Posted on 24 May 2017

Dāsha Guyton, an award winning Lifestyle Blogger and Wardrobe Stylist based in Hyde Park, Chicago. Her blog & styling company, Windy City Wardrobe helps people curate experiences and a wardrobe they love. Dāsha has worked with esteemed brands such as Rainbow Push Coalition, Dillard’s, Carol’s Daughter and was recently featured by Teen Vogue. She currently sits on the board of Ambassadors for Chicago Woman Magazine and contributes to Modest Truth Mag and Qwear. Dāsha has volunteered at, fundraised, created and chaired charity events in honor of many notable non-profits and causes such as Dress For Success, Random Acts of Kindness Challenge, HUD Father’s Day Initiative, and Money Matters-Financial Literacy Workshop, to name a few. When not working, she can usually be found trying to catch up on episodes of Steven Universe or making her way through a stack of unread comic books and magazines.

Describe your style?

I dress to express my mood so my personal style tends to run the gamut, but no matter what it’s always colorful. I’m a sucker for unique handbags, modern versions of vintage dresses, fedoras, and floral prints mixed with stripes. Currently, my wardrobe is dominated by princess cut dresses, tunics, and pixie pants. I’ve most recently become obsessed with velvet and embroidered boots.

What 5 things do you think every woman should have in her closet?

Just five?!? Oh gosh. A striped shirt because it’s a classic and it can be dressed up down or mixed with other prints. A pair of pixie pants because they’re so versatile and can be worn during three out of four seasons. A black or navy blazer for professional reasons (because contrary to popular belief black doesn’t look good on everyone). A peplum skirt or dress for special occasions and cocktail parties when you’re bloated and last, but certainly not least, a pair of well fitting dark wash jeans.

What are you jewelry box essentials?

Statement necklaces, stud earrings, and faux septum nose rings.

How do you feel about vintage? Have you always worn it? New to it? Who introduced you to it? Are you hooked?

I first got hooked on vintage bags then I was introduced to eShakti, ModCloth and Vintage Meet Modern which took my love for vintage and modern versions of vintage looks to a whole new level.

How do you incorporate vintage into your modern day style?

I usually incorporate vintage into my everyday style through handbags, jewelry, and dresses.

Do you collect anything?

I collect handbags and modern versions of vintage bags are my favorite.

Diamonds or pearls?

Yes please! I’ll take both.

Go big or go home or stylish simplicity?

Go Big EVERY TIME!

Purses or shoes?

Purses please!

Heels or flats?

Flats

Online Shopping or Brick and Mortar?

Brick & Mortar for shoes and thrift store finds, and online for everything else.

Most meaningful style related purchase and why?

I’d have to say my most memorable style related purchase was a blue velvet dress. One Saturday like any other my nanny (grandmother) took me shopping, but on this particular Saturday so many dresses caught my eye and each one I tried fit as if it were custom made. As I began putting them back on the rack she inquired if I liked them to which I replied "Yes, I love them but where would I go in those dresses?" My nanny’s response was if you love them get them and wear them anywhere. So I did. I wore them to banquets, church, school and that very same year I wore one to her funeral. I still shop with that same mentality and I only buy things I fall in love with.

Secretly Coveting?

Ok, here’s the moment of truth… I am completely coveting Vintage Meet Modern’s 1970’s wood oak leaf brooch, and the vogue jewelry brooch and earring set. I’ve also been completely OBSESSED with the Vintage Monogram Ellipse bag by Louis Vuitton for years!

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