Mixing Modern and Vintage

NAVA owner Ali Burns-Natchwalter's personal style


Can you tell us about this outfit?
The dress is from NAVA. It’s super comfy and I love how easy it is to style different ways. The shoes are vintage platforms from the ‘60s that I’m obsessed with. The shirt is a sheer vintage button down and the jewelry all belonged to my grandmother.

How would you describe your style?
I love every era and my wardrobe certainly reflects that. If you looked in my closet (which is really my entire room), you would see so many different looks. I love maxi skirts and dresses, chunky knit sweaters, high-waisted pants, super soft vintage flannels and any shoe that has a big heel or platform.

With your experience with NAVA, how would you recommend mixing vintage and new apparel for one look?

The great thing about vintage is that you can add something small to your look, like a pair of earrings or a scarf, and you instantly know that your outfit has a unique element that no one else has. 

How does living in Providence inspire your style?
Providence is a really cool, eclectic fun city. My favorite thing is that anything goes here style wise. I love the four seasons in New England – they give us more versatility in our wardrobes. Every year when I unpack summer clothes it’s so fun rediscovering great pieces that I’d forgotten about.

What is your favorite piece of clothing?
Vintage cowboy boots. I don’t even want to admit how many pairs I own. They go with almost any outfit.

What do you wear that instantly makes you feel more confident?
I have a collection of vintage kimonos that I wear when relaxing around the house. When you’re wrapped in silk and beautiful, intricate embroidery, you can’t help but feel confident and awesome.

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