Attending private Catholic school in a small Florida town since the age of 5 placed its limitations on my wardrobe. I was allowed to choose the color of my uniform's polo and style of sneaker, but beyond that, my personal style was pretty much indiscernible from that of my peers (unless, of course, you consider the 30 Abercrombie and Hollister tee-shirts I wore on the weekends).
I also had to distinguish myself from my identical twin brother on a daily basis as both a civic duty and act of self-preservation. Needless to say, my inner Sartorialist was screaming to be seen like a leopard print suit on Brad Goreski.
Since moving to Tampa four years ago, I have revived my threads and overhauled my style. And while my closet is far from a lookbook of Paris Fashion Week, I think it holds its own.
Think Hamptons by day and Madrid by night - Cole Haan, J. Crew and Ralph Lauren meets Calvin Klein and Zara. Although I am simply a fashion novice, I follow the runway looks with as much attention to detail as a Tom Ford suit.
Every week, I will bring you my favorite men's and women's picks for the season as part of the Tampa Lookbook. I hope you'll join me!