What Are You Wearing?

Christa Severns, What Are You Wearing?


If longtime Phoenician Christa Severns looks familiar, it's probably just because you shop at Last Chance.

What are you wearing right now?
Ben Sherman jacket, brown pants, white polo and two strands of pearls.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
Trina Turk dress from Last Chance.

What item do you most covet at the moment?
A Max Mara dress or suit. I'll wait patiently until they go on sale.

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes.
(get the answer after the jump)

When I was 8 my mom made me a green velvet dress for Christmas that felt like heaven.

Name five items every woman should have in her closet.
Black pumps, running shoes, a bra that has been professionaly fitted (it will change your life), black dress, pearls.

Name an item of clothing that's best when it's vintage.

Name an item of clothing you should NEVER buy used.
Dead people's clothes. Bad karma. Accessories are o.k. I have NO idea why.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
Even if it is a warm day do not wear linen between November and February. You'll get sick of it and it won't feel as special when you really need it during the hot weather.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.