Katherine Thornhill's Fashionable Confidence

Seattle native Katherine Thornhill believes the old saying that if you feel good in what you are wearing, your attitude will show it.


"Personal style is important to me because when I feel good in what I'm wearing, I feel confident in who I am," Thornhill says. "There's nothing better than great self-confidence!"

On her blog, Sparkle Farkle, Thornhill writes about her love for fashion, fun outings, and good food. She sat down with us to talk about what's in her closet. 


What are you wearing?
I'm wearing a sweater and shirt from Forever 21, leggings from Nordstrom and boots from Target. My accessories are a necklace I picked up on vacation in Paris last summer, a Michael Kors watch, and a ring that a friend gave me on my birthday.

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Can you tell us a little bit about your style?
I'm originally from Seattle, so most of my style developed out of dressing for cooler rainy weather all year long. I wear a lot sweaters, silk flowing tops, and love a great pair of black skinny jeans. Fall is my favorite season to get dressed and I find myself still incorporating scarves, dark colored clothing and layers throughout the year -- even when it's 110 in Phoenix!

What are some of your favorite places to shop at?
I love Forever 21 since it's cheap, there's a huge variety of styles, and they bring in new pieces so often. I also love Nordstrom Rack, Urban Outfitters, shopping vintage, and Ann Taylor LOFT. Most importantly, I'm a sucker for a good deal. I figure the less I can spend on any one piece, the more I can buy.

What was the last clothing purchase you made?
A purple sheer top from Banana Republic.

Katherine Thornhill's Fashionable Confidence
Courtesy of Katherine Thornhill.

What are your favorite trends for fall? 

I'm loving that a touch of sparkle in an outfit is coming back (even though I'm convinced it never left), polka dots and cozy chic ponchos. 

What item of clothing do you covet at the moment? 
I've been searching for the perfect leather jacket forever. Unfortunately I'm completely in love with several Rick Owens and Vince jackets, among others, that are about quadruple my price range. Maybe even more! The quest continues. 

What do you like to accessorize with? 
Skinny belts are a lifesaver. They can add a pop of color, some interest to your outfit, not to mention define curves that may have gone unnoticed. I love them!
Katherine Thornhill's Fashionable Confidence
Courtesy of Katherine Thornhill.

Where would you love to have a shopping spree? 

Without a doubt, Urban Outfitters. Every time I walk into an Urban store, I can never decide which section to look at first. I'll never get sick of their dresses, fun tanks, comfortable lounge wear, bright sweaters, funky 'hipster' clothing and the best accessories.

Name five things every woman should have in their closet.
1. A black trench coat
2. Black skinny jeans 3.
A go-to dress that makes you feel crazy beautiful
4. A solid color high-waisted skirt
5. Anything that sparkles!

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
 Don't fear the heat! During the summer, I feel like most Phoenicians throw all care of fashion sense out the window to wear loose, barely-there clothing. Chances are you won't be spending much time outside (choosing to hide indoors with glorious air conditioning), so wear a few more layers! Suffer for a few minutes in the sun to look cute the rest of the day.



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