Influencer: Elizabeth McKay Jenkins

Founder of the Elizabeth McKay Luxury Label


"My personal style is classic, all the way. I am a creature of habit and have a ‘uniform,’ which consists of an Elizabeth shirt and pants from my collection, Elizabeth McKay. In the colder months, I layer a crew neck sweater over those pieces so that the ruffle on the shirt peeks out. It’s a way to feel pretty, but not feel overly dressed up.

I believe in investing in quality clothing. Timeless, classic pieces will always have a place in the wardrobe. I’ve recently been reading Marie Kondo and trying to filter down my closet. This, coupled with an awareness of the impact fashion has on the environment, has helped me to focus on pieces that bring me joy and will be in my wardrobe for a long time.

Besides being in workout clothes during the school year and bathing suits during the summer, I dress about the same for day or night. The big difference is the accessories and footwear. I usually pop on a heel or heavier earring for evening. I actually carry an extra pair of neutral chunky earrings in my purse just in case my day turns into night. Generally, I’ll err on the side of dressy with comfort mixed in.

I get inspiration from so many places. My phone is filled with snapshots and pictures of things that inspire me – from vintage photographs to wallpaper and architecture...the attention to detail in clothing from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s is so inspiring.

We loved having our store in Watch Hill because it’s such a quintessential, adorable beach community that’s near and dear to me. There are so many great shops in town now. Highpoint Home, WH2O, and Bay Breeze Interiors are always fun stops. If I’m gift shopping, I’ll swing by our friend’s store LOLO, or another good friend’s shop, Three Islands. It’s easy to spend an afternoon checking out all of the great little spots."


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