Anna G. Larson, Published September 22 2013
Style Profile: Classic style for mother and son
Dayna Del Val, the executive director of The Arts Partnership, and her son, Fargo South High senior Quinn Del Val, embrace classic style with a twist.
Dayna adds a touch of sparkle to her ensembles, and Quinn is known for wearing fun socks.
The day I spotted the Del Vals at Dayna’s office, the duo was dressed impeccably stylish for the cool, late summer weekday.
Describe your style.
Dayna: Classic with a sparkle.
Quinn: Classy and dressed up.
What are you wearing today?
D: Sweater and shoes from J. Crew and an Ann Taylor skirt.
Q: Gap sweater and pants, Express shirt, shoes from Macy’s and a Swatch.
How long does it take you to get ready each morning? D: We’re both low-maintenance. I’d say about 30 minutes.
Where do you shop?
D: Shannalee, Gap and J. Crew.
Q: Gap, Express and Banana Republic.
Do you shop together?
D: We were in New York City at this time last year and browsed stores like Gucci and Hermes. We shop together, but he has his own sense of style.
What have you splurged on for your wardrobe?
D: I have two Prada skirts that changed my life.
What’s your favorite thing in your closet right now?
D: This J. Crew sweater and a J. Crew bag that I’m crazy about.
Q: A button-down and wool pants from Gap.
What does style mean to you?
D: It’s a cover letter – it’s your first impact. It’s a form of artistry.
Q: How someone dresses expresses how they want to be seen. It conveys a message.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525