A Peek at Tonya of The MopTop's Closet and Her Go-to Outfit.
You may have seen fashion blogger Tonya (aka The Moptop) on Instagram and wondered, “How does she look so chic but also so easy going?” “How can I get these high-waisted-70s-but-still-modern vibes without looking like I watched out of the set of the original Charlie’s Angels?” (Also note the perfectly done, but not-trying-too-hard waves and bangs—it’s like what Farrah Fawcett’s feathered hairdo would be for today’s cool girl). Read on for a peek into her closet and how she pulls off these clothing looks—without more 1970s TV references from me.
Who are you? :)
My name is Tonya and I am a fashion blogger located in Portland, Oregon. I've been blogging since 2011 and my blog is called The Moptop, after my love for the Beatles and my messy hair. Ever since I was in high school I've loved thrifting and vintage clothing which I continue to incorporate in my style and outfits. I have an Etsy shop too where I sell vintage.
How do you describe your style?
That question has always been so tough for me. My style really depends on my mood. But I would say modern, vintage, and I love pairing feminine and tomboy pieces together. A bit of everything sometimes.
What is your go-to look?
Definitely a pair of vintage 501 Levi's paired with either a cute button-up or graphic tee and my Mari Giudicelli slides or sneakers. Comfort is very important to me.
What's a piece in your closet you wear to make more of a statement?
I would say my Susan Alexandra beaded bag. It's super colorful and fun. I love pairing it with jeans and a tee to give the outfit more personality.
What brands do you love?
So many it's hard to name them all. I love online stores like Shopbop and Farfetch because they carry a wide variety of brands. Reformation is always a favorite of mine, The RealReal, By Far, and I love vintage shopping too of course.
What's your advice on finding a style and building a closet you love that is also sustainable?
I would say to start purchasing more investment pieces. This is something I started doing a couple of years ago and it has made me appreciate the pieces I have even more. When I invest in a piece too, I tend to love my closet and outfits more because the pieces are more meaningful and things I really wanted rather than just a bunch of random things I might not care about as much. Then once you have a couple of investment pieces, build off of those. Find vintage pieces or pieces from your favorite brands that match well with them.
Thank you, Tonya!