We got the opportunity to catch up with Yvette Yo Lee in between her busy, busy schedule. Yvette's home is Toronto, but she is truly the definition of a world traveler. Yvette chatted with us about her life at home, around the world, fashion tips, and what it's like to have over 26K followers on Instagram. Check out this busy bee below!
3. We Absolutely Love Your Style! What/Who Inspires Your Fashion Style?
Thank You! I definitely try to live a minimalistic lifestyle and try to keep everything simple and to the basics. I tend to look to real people for inspirations (that’s why I follow Tommy Ton, Adam Katz Sindig and Julien Boudet who capture beautiful fashion moments), but my all time girl crushes are Emanuelle Alt and Christine Centenera.
4. How Has Becoming A Social Media Influencer Impacted Your Life?
May I be brutally honest? The word influencer makes me cringe. And maybe it’s because of the day job that I do, where I tell my clients not to hide from their fancy title and to enjoy the job for what they believe in. I am not here to influence. Realistically, I cannot influence people to cut their hair a certain way or buy a certain brand - and nor would I want to. However, I want to inspire. I am the type of girl that over analyzes every aspect of the details, aesthetically and functionally. I do have to believe in the brand that I decide to collaborate with, and if I am doing all the legwork, then people can reap in the benefits of the time and effort that I have invested to my research and experience. Let me make the mistakes and inspire you through my sharings with no filters, and of course add or remove any info at your discretion. We as bloggers can jot down any bullshit title that we think best captures our #ootd and #flatlay posts. But there has got to be a better word to describe this and sound less cheesier than that, even if what we do is in fact sometimes very cheesy, and even cheesier when we let it get to our heads. Blogging has definitely impacted a positive aspect to my life, where I am given the opportunity to inspire and express myself creatively without borders. There is nothing more rewarding than this.
5. What Are Your Top 5 Must-Have Fashion Staples This Fall?
My top 5 must-have fashion staples for fall are; the classic leather jacket, over-the-knee boots, a camel coat, that perfect cashmere sweater and distressed denim. Come to think of it, I think these have been my go-to staples almost every fall season just in different variations (brand, color, texture, etc.,) But quality over quantity is definitely key for me. Save that extra money to splurge on quality material and classic silhouettes and it will be timeless.