Melissa Rein Lively
The PR powerhouse and lover of all things luxury shares her lively approach to fashion.
My fashion philosophy is... destination-oriented. I basically have two fashion mentalities—work mode and vacation mode. My work wardrobe is a pretty consistent rotation of silk blouses, Chanel jackets, Iro blazers, leather pants, Saint Laurent or Gianvito Rossi heels and the occasional pair of dark tailored J Brand or Frame Denim jeans. My vacation wardrobe is pieced together by destination and tells an amazing story of adventures to over 50 countries. So many colors. So many textures. I love learning about the cultures and the people who handmade many of the items.
Bags: big or small? It totally depends on the occasion. My rule is that I never carry a large bag in the evening. I’m also a huge fan of absurdly tiny bags that fit nothing in them. So chic.
In terms of wardrobe, I would never... apologize. Fashion is experimental—a little slice of beauty/fun/elegance/art/color that you can bring to the world.
Photo by Scott Foust