Karissa Allen, 31, San Bernardino, CA
Occupation | Auditor from 9-5 Mo-Fri, style blogger all other times of the day.
How would you describe your style? | I’m a believer in looking your best for less, so you won’t find too many designer labels in my closet. I also love trying out new trends and switching it up. Some days I’m feeling glam and other days I like to be sporty chic. That’s what I love about fashion, you can be a chameleon and re-invent yourself every single day!
What do you think about when you get dressed in the morning? Mo-Fri I think about pushing the envelope- how can I have fun with my clothing and still be (slightly) work appropriate? On the weekends I strictly think about fun – what can I wear that I haven’t before? What new styles can I try? I love styling, so for me there’s nothing more thrilling than putting together a great look.
Who or what inspires your style? I’m inspired by my fellow bloggers who give me so much inspo every single day. Back in the day I had to rely on magazines for style tips, but now I don’t need to go further than instagram! I also really love Lennon Stella’s style, she’s an actress on the TV show “Nashville.” She’s a teenager but her looks are so chic, daring, and hot. I definitely did not dress like her when I was a teenager!
If you had to wear one outfit for a week straight, what would it be and why? My loose fit ripped jeans, a crop top, and converse sneakers. It’s such a comfortable outfit but still super cute and slightly sexy.
What is your dream job? I would love to own a clothing boutique here in LA. I also want to create a content platform geared toward style and travel, similar to Refinery29. These are both on my bucket list.
What’s something you read about recently that you found interesting or thought provoking? I read this article on the dailybeast.com about why fashion is stuck in the 20th century. It gave a very real evaluation of the fashion industry and why haute couture will never be what it used to be.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Watch TV, I’m a reality TV fiend. Ask me anything about the Real Housewives. If only I could get paid to recite useless Real Housewives trivia! I also love traveling, I’ve been to 11 countries and counting!
What is something most people don’t know about you? I’m fascinated by history. In high school U.S. History was my favorite subject. I just love learning about people who lived before us and what life was like for them.
Do you have a mantra you live by? If so, what is it? Be still, and know that I am God – Psalm 46:10
Is there any other information we should know? I’m dedicated to creating relatable content for people who love style, travel, and a combination of the two. Check out my blog and find me on instagram @thisiskrisjoy!