Julie Sarinana's style is the epitome of easy elegance. She always looks polished and put together, and the looks that she styles are very versatile – we can see her jetting off from work to date night without changing a thing. But what we love even more about Sincerely Jules, is how positively nice she is. Her positivity and warmth radiate through her photos and writing, and we hope to one day experience her wonderful personality in person. Read our Q&A with Julie below...
StyledOn: Tell us a little about yourself – how did you get into blogging?
Julie Sarinana: I come from a very creative and talented family who are so passionate about what they do. That has always been so inspiring to me therefore I knew that I belonged in the creative field so I attended FIDM (the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) where I studied Visual Communications; I touched every area of the industry and it gave me hands on experience to many parts of my field. Now I do freelance styling, blog full time, contribute to other publications, and focus on my t-shirt line that I just launched last month.
I began my blog 2.5 years ago while I was attending FIDM. It really just began as a place where I can let my creative juices flow as I was beginning to feel a bit creatively drained from all the projects/exams/presentations. Starting my blog while I attended school definitely helped me feel inspired again. It started as showcasing editorial photos and things that I found interesting but it later evolved into my personal style because I got a positive reaction when I did my first outfit post. I then figured people would find my own photos and point of view more interesting than just posting someone else’s photos. It’s been an incredible ride thus far and I’m most grateful for all the opportunities and friends I’ve made through out this whole experience!
SO: Has your style changed at all since you started blogging?
JS: Yes! My style has definitely evolved and it’s become more daring–a bit more grown up–but it still has an effortless, California vibe to my overall style/looks.
SO: What is it like to be a part of Glamour’s blogger network?
JS: It’s been a true honor and I’m so flattered to have been chosen to be part of Glamour’s network! The Glamour team has been super amazing, sweet and have held our hands through out this whole process. Being alongside all of the other bloggers (who I personally am a fan of) is the icing on the cake! I will never forget this experience!
SO: If you could collaborate with anyone on a project that you would share on your blog, who and what would it be?
JS: Oh boy! Such a tough question! I’d love to collaborate with a company/brand/designer/artist who has the same passion, vision and dedication as I do.
SO: Are there any summer trends you’re really excited about?
JS: I’m most excited about details, hairstyles, colors and prints! I’m looking forward to tassels on necklaces/belts/bags, pleats, and anything sheer! Anxious to try out the double hair knot since I always wear my hair down! Want to get some red trousers, cobalt blue clutch and vintage prints in blouses, dresses, pillows, pins!
SO: What is the most treasured item in your closet?
JS: I literally clean out my closet almost every month and try to always keep the best/favorite pieces. My most treasured items would have to be my vintage Levi’s jacket that I had my dad tailor, my vintage Lee ripped shorts, and Opening Ceremony pony hair booties–they go with everything!
SO: What’s at the top of your wishlist right now?
JS: My wishlist is ever growing but I really wish for a new phone, black handbag, an ipad and new lipstick!
SO: Do you have any big plans or goals for your blog this year?
JS: As much as I love setting goals and planning, I let my blog just be. I just hope I can continue to provide cool content that everyone can enjoy and can find inspiring. New ventures, opportunities, collaborations will always be welcomed with open arms and will see what the future holds for Sincerely, Jules! Big things are always in mind!
SO: We love your blog and read it on a regular basis. Which blogs do you read the most?
JS: Aw thanks! Oh man, I have so many favorites that I religiously read. I find blogs sooo fascinating and they can inspire me instantly! I read Asubtleapproach, Gary Pepper Vintage, That’s Chic, Atlantic Pacific, Karla’s Closet, 9 to 5 Chic, Natalie Off Duty, Bleed for Fashion, Color Me Nana, Song of Style, Fashion Bananas, Fashion Nerdic... My list is endless!
SO: Tell us something about yourself that we might not expect.
JS: I am beyond shy and I absolutely love 90s R&B music!
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