W Magazine’s Jewelry Editor is Making “Ladylike” Fun Again

In today’s edition of What to Wear This Week, Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor at W Magazine and founder of CINQUE, breaks down the mechanics of what she wears and why.

What do you think about when you get dressed in the morning?

Not much. I just go with what feels good. Recently, I’ve been focused on comfort. I love something that I can feel great in all day, like my Cinque robe coats, jeans and boots.

Before going out?


Do you start from the shoes and then work your way up, or clothes and then down?

Shoes are always the last and hardest part.

How does living in NYC influence your style? What about where you’re from or where you grew up?

I love and respect the sleek, serious nature with which New York women dress. I’m from Philly and personally love to wear color and exuberant shapes. NYC dressing makes me want to head to the tropics.

Help! One transition-weather dressing tip:

I don’t own a raincoat so I’m not a good reference point for mid-season style.

What do you like your outfits to say about you?

I wish they said I’m practical, efficient, organized and disciplined, however, I think they scream quite the opposite. I feel as though each day my outfits take on a new persona: sometimes classic, sometimes bohemian, sometimes influenced by travel, friends or conversations.

What’s your foolproof styling trick?


The one garment that never lets you down?

Commando-brand thongs.

What item of clothing makes you feel most like yourself? Why?

Floral, long, flowing dresses because you can dress them up or down, toughen them up and make them appropriate for any situation.

At what point in your life did you really start to come into your own in terms of personal style?

I’m still coming to terms with and accepting my style. Confidence can be an ongoing, active effort. Fashion week is the most intimidating and scariest week for me, and somehow I always get sick during it. To be honest, I don’t think I’m there yet.

How do accessories change an outfit?

Just envision wearing a white T-shirt. And then envision wearing it with a draping, wide-brimmed sun hat. Accessories change everything.

How does working in fashion influence your daily style?

It’s a pressure cooker. We all have our own personal style, but the constant commentary affects you and, for better or worse, shapes you.

What are your favorite three places on the Internet to get inspired?


What about three favorite places in the city (or the world) to get inspired?

India, Mexico, Hawaii

Best song to get dressed to?

“Snow (Hey Oh)” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Follow Grace on Instagram @gracefuller, CINQUE @cinqueworld and W Magazine @wmag. Photos by Edith Young.

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