Style Statement: Sarah Waters

The high school physics teacher for the Calgary Catholic School District and Instagram style blogger shares about her personal style.

Photograh by Aldona Barutowicz


Describe your everyday style.

I typically wear very feminine pieces with vintage inspiration. It’s rare that I’m not in a skirt or dress. I like to mix different eras of fashion rather than just sticking to one.


Describe this outfit and why you love it.

It’s a great mix of vintage and modern. The skirt is authentically vintage from Velour Clothing Exchange and I love pairing it with these ’60s-inspired white Kenneth Cole boots from Nordstrom Rack. The top and jacket are both from Simons — I love that they also walk the line of being currently trendy and enduringly timeless. My earrings are Vancouver-based brand Tink from Market Collective, and my bag is one of my favourite vintage purchases ever!


What or who is your style inspiration?

I definitely draw inspiration from many classic women of Old Hollywood and from fellow bloggers on Instagram. However, my biggest inspiration is everyday people who express themselves through clothing. I love seeing people who have the courage to take risks and wear what they love, not necessarily what is


What’s your favourite current thing to wear?

My white boots! I love these so much. I have a soft spot in my heart for mid-sixties mod, and these boots fit the bill perfectly.


What is your favourite local clothing store or designer?

Velour Clothing Exchange — it’s a great place to find vintage clothing and great accessories.


Favourite accessories line?

Tink. Jenny Campbell makes some of my favourite earrings.


Favourite local restaurant?

Workshop Kitchen + Culture in The Grand. I’ve never actually had to choose my food order there, I just go for no menu Mondays, or order the Workshop improv kitchen-inspired tasting menu, and it’s always phenomenal.


What are you currently reading?

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.


What is your greatest extravagance?

A great bottle of French red wine with a decadent meal.


Drink of choice?

Coffee, preferably a latte.


Photograh by Aldona Barutowicz


Photograh by Aldona Barutowicz

Follow Sarah Waters on Instagram at @sigmaofsarah.

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This article appears in the September 2019 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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