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Anna G. Larson, Published November 18 2012

Style Profile: Posey sticks with the classics for a polished style

FARGO – Some things never go out of style, like a simple, timeless approach to fashion. Britt Posey sticks to the classics and wears them elegantly.

To achieve her polished, ladylike appearance, Posey says that she always asks herself “What would my grandma like to see me in?” Clearly, grandma knows best.

I spotted Posey looking professional chic at the North Dakota Trade Office, where she works as its communications and membership manager.

What are you wearing today? My jacket and necklace are from The Limited, my pants are Calvin Klein, my shoes are Nine West, my bag is Michael Kors, my watch is Stuhrling and my earrings were my grandma’s.

Describe your style. Classic, feminine and understated, but my style does change. I’ve always been into fashion – my mom and my grandma influence me.

Who are your favorite designers and brands? I love Michael Kors. I like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Zara. I can always count on The Limited and Loft. I like Proper & Prim (Fargo boutique) for fun weekend and eveningwear.

What influences your style? I love looking at LookBook (LookBook.nu, a street style photo blog compiled by people all over the world) and magazines for inspiration.

Heels or flats? Heels, and my feet hate me for it. I wear heels to the grocery store.

What are your go-to accessories? My watch because it’s rose gold, which I’m loving. It’s sort of my signature piece. I wear it with everything. My grandma’s studs (earrings), pearls, simple accessories and a Michael Kors handbag. I’m a big believer in quality handbags.

What are your favorite cosmetic products? Laura Mercier foundation is to die for, and I like the cream blush by Make Up For Ever, and anything by NARS.

Do you have any tips for dressing stylish in the winter? You can’t go wrong with a camel-color coat and cashmere scarf. You just have to try to be warm.

Is it difficult to look young, yet professional? I work in a public/private organization that is a very “suit and tie” environment. As a young woman, I think it’s important to wear a jacket at suit-appropriate events, but how

Do you do that while retaining a personal style?

For me, a black jacket and pants doesn’t reflect my personality. Instead, I try to make women’s professional attire fun and sophisticated with colorful jackets, printed blouses and shoes, silk scarves and funky accessories. Looking professional doesn’t have to be mundane!

If you could buy anything right now, what would it be? I would love a beautiful designer scarf, like one from Chanel, or a one-of-a-kind creation from MeJeanne Couture (local designer Christelle Dominique’s label).