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Clothes-Minded

From designer duds to disco balls, a surprising mix awaits inside the wardrobes of these three Atlanta style influencers.

“Right now, it’s organized by category and color-coded,” Duncan says of her closet, where she stores floral dusters, pink blazers and practically “everything from House of Harlow,” she reveals (and two disco balls—just in case any spontaneous dance parties break out). 

The social media whiz loves to rock SPANX faux leather leggings, whether she’s at work, out with friends or at home.

The walls of Toache’s Poncey-Highland home are covered floor-to-ceiling in works of art, including large-scale paintings and photographs of his own.

From Italian loafers and English Oxfords to Christian Dior Chelsea boots, Toache knows how to finish off an ensemble with the right pair of shoes.  

A navy double-breasted peacoat—Toache covets outerwear the most—hangs from a mannequin inside his and his wife’s 200-square-foot closet space.

“Most of the pieces in my closet can go together,” says Mehrara, “not necessarily on purpose, but because of the safari-palette neutrals and clean lines.” 

Lizzie Fortunato earrings and a Gucci watch that belonged to Mehrara’s father mingle with a lucky $2 bill and Polaroids.

A Diane von Furstenberg blazer packs a punch.

FUN & FEMININE
ASHLEY DUNCAN

Paging Carrie Bradshaw! From flirty shoes to furry coats—all perfectly color-coded inside her Buckhead apartment’s closet—this social media associate for SPANX manages to bring “it” girl flair to both trendy styles and tried-and-true staples. Greatest inspiration? My job! I am surrounded by fashionable women on a daily basis and am constantly inspired by their innate talent for style. What gets the most territory in your closet? Dresses and blazers. Most unique piece? The most unique pieces are actually not clothes; they are two small disco balls that I have hanging in my closet. They are totally unnecessary, but I hate a boring room, even if it’s just a closet! Accessory you can’t live without? My Gucci belt. It was a gift from my mom on my 25th birthday, so it holds meaning for me... and it effortlessly takes every outfit up a notch. Labels you love? House of Harlow, Zara, Lovers + Friends, Revolve, Reformation... and I always find good pieces on the Forever 21 app. Favorite local shopping spot? Planet Blue in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. If you could swap closets with anyone... So many to choose from, but I’d have to go with either Olivia Palermo or Rocky Barnes. Go-to outfit? All-black everything with a blazer. Can’t go wrong with all black. Wardrobe secret weapon? SPANX! Leggings, shapewear, bras, panties... all of it. @ashleyirene.co

COOL & CLASSIC
LUIS TOACHE

As merchandising and design director for West Midtown’s The Tough Boot & Co. and The TBCo. Reserve, this dapper Mexico City-born gent is all about a mix of well-tailored essentials and vintage finds. Greatest inspiration? This is going to sound cliche, but traveling has been a big influence. Also, the realization of the huge power of style as a communication tool. Style is a language, and I am obsessed with learning to perfectly and accurately communicate my message in every possible way. What gets the most territory in your closet? Definitely jackets and blazers. Most unique piece? I acquired a vintage military long wool coat a few years back. I loved the classic lines and unique materials, but the fit was a bit off. So we deconstructed the whole thing and retailored it for a more current fit. We learned a lot about custom making from that coat. Accessory you can’t live without? I have a vintage alligator belt that I wear with absolutely everything. Also cuff links. I don’t wear jewelry, so cuff links are all the jewelry I need. If you could swap closets with anyone... Too many to mention: Gianni Agnelli, Hubert de Givenchy, the Duke of Windsor and, of course, Tom Ford or Ralph Lauren. Go-to outfit? Loafers, selvedge denim jeans, white dress shirt, blazer. Wardrobe secret weapon? I think the secret weapon is not a certain piece but the perfect fit. If your garments fit right, they will be the best differentiator. Personal style in five words? The next generation of classic. @toacci

CHIC & SOPHISTICATED
SHEYDA MEHRARA

The marketing manager for Jamestown LP—developer of shopping mecca Ponce City Market—and talented artist has curated an enviable collection of sculptural pieces inside her Castleberry Hill loft. Greatest inspiration? Besides art and travel, I constantly am looking at interior designers like Pierre Yovanovitch; India Mahdavi; or my best friend, Stefan Alexander. If I’m drawn to an environment because it is calming and intentional, then I think to myself, ‘How would I dress if I were here?’ Those clothing choices make me feel the best. What gets the most territory in your closet? Skirts, but, more specifically, midiskirts. There’s half a rack that is just dedicated to midiskirts. Most unique piece? A mentor gifted me a pair of Celine chunky black heels. I’m pretty sure I was in shock. Oh, and this silk scarf I bought when I went to Paris with my best friend. We found this French artist who had just finished a residency in California. She drove from Big Sur to L.A. and painted a beautiful scene, which ended up getting screen-printed on silk to become a scarf. I have a soft spot in my heart for the West Coast, and I’m a Francophile, so it was serendipitous to find it. Favorite local shopping spots? I tend to go with designer and/or slow fashion brands, so Mashburn and Coco + Mischa are my main go-tos in the city. If you could swap closets with anyone... Ashley Olsen, Amy Smilovic and Julie Pelipas for everydaywear. Eveningwear would be Emma Stone. Wardrobe secret weapon? A camel wool blazer. It pulls together a look without looking too fussy. @sheyda_m