Amanda is always looking for great finds and cool new trends to share with her fan base. As a style consultant and fashion blogger, she’s got all the tips to help those who need them! When it comes to glasses, she finds that they are the easiest way to accessorize an outfit with no effort at all. Amanda chooses a pair of acetate Dolce and Gabbana frames for her style ambassador editorial feature.
Name & Nickname: Amanda L. Conquer | A.Co
Home base: Ottawa, Canada
Current occupation: Style Consultant, Blogger & YouTuber
I applied to become a style ambassador because: I like the selection at Clearly and wear glasses myself. I love switching up my look with a different pair of glasses and since they have become so trendy, you don’t even need a prescription to wear them if you really wanted to.
I chose this pair of glasses for my style ambassador starter kit because: I have been wanting to add a pair of prescription cat-eyes to my collection. I recently started wearing plastic frames – I was a metal frame lover for many years – and these make a bold statement while being very chic at the same time.
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 5
My favourite fashion trend of the moment is: I’m a sucker for heels with a prominant strap, something I was turned onto last Spring. It’s still going strong and while the majority of my shoes like this have been stored on display until the snow melts, I recently acquired a few more pairs for when it does!
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Beyoncé; she is clearly someone who thinks big and works hard.
I would describe my personal style as: Girly with an edge.
My go-to drink at Starbucks is: Grande peppermint tea in a venti cup. If I want to splurge though, which is rare, Tazo Chai latte, extra hot with six pumps.
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: You can easily switch up your look and also you look cute in bed at night when the day’s make-up is washed away.
The best way to organize a closet is: By type of item and then by colour.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Figure out what your face shape is by looking in the mirror and tracing your face with an eyeliner pencil. From there, choose a frame that compliments that shape. For instance, I have a angular, somewhat heart-shaped face so cat eye and rectangular frames look best on me. If you have a softer shape choose an oval frame and square faces can pull of stronger lines.
My favourite online source for style inspiration is: Instagram and Pinterest. I like photos that inspire me and keep a frequently updated board on outfits I want to emulate.
Some favourite boutiques in my area are: I love Zara, despite it not being a boutique.
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: YouTube; I don’t have a TV so YouTube is that for me.
My favourite fashion blogger is: Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colours, yay or nay? Guilty (yay).
Favourite city to go shopping is: Montreal