Seven Days of Dapper is back with our second Cali edition of the year. This time, we returned to L.A. and captured a week’s worth of style from Ilana’s closet. (All photos by Jason Lewis.)
My name is Ilana and I am came to LA almost 15 years ago from my home in Vancouver, BC. I often feel as though I’m a cat with nine lives: each life I’ve led completely different from the next. I have finally gotten to a place where I know my path– medical school. So, in a life of constant schoolwork, my personal style has become my “fun” part of the day — that no matter how deep I am in the books, I still get to keep it interesting with my clothes.
My personal style is something I would describe as fluctuating tremendously based on my mood(s) — being the Gemini I am, there are many moods. Being able to have my style reflect that is extremely valuable to me, giving me an outlet to express myself in a city where it’s all too easy to get lost in the crowd.
This is my go-to when I’m feeling like being comfortable, but also mysterious. I could wear this in many setting, but especially when I feel like getting into a little trouble. Outfit details: Pants, Zara Man. Boots, Steve Madden. Cloak, Daniel Patrick. Shirt, Topman.
I wear this outfit when I feel like getting a little bit sleeker after nightfall. An easy outfit for a night out on the town. Outfit details: Blazer, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Pants, All Saints. Shirt, Rag & Bone.
When I’m in a more playful mood, this is what I want to wear. Outfit details: Pants, Levis. Shoes & Backpack, vintage flea market finds.
This is what I’d wear to a family dinner. The “I want to be comfortable but also appropriate in front of my grandmother” outfit. Outfit details: Sweater, Topman. Shirt, Topman. Shoes, vintage wingtips. Dog, Kaya (1/2 Jack Russel, 1/2 GoatBeast).
The best definition of me, I would call this my everyday outfit: what I wear to school, what I wear to hang. Simple. Comfortable. Functional. Outfit details: Jacket, Rag & Bone. Shoes, John Varvatos. Pants, Adriano Goldschmied.
Business Casual. Could wear to an interview or work without feeling over-dressed. It’s fun and bright, something I often shy away from in my wardrobe. Outfit details: Pants, Adriano Goldschmied. Blazer, Gant. Shirt, Zara Man. Shoes, John Fluevog.
Weekend cruising. Fun outfit for day or night on the weekends, no matter where you end up. Let’s face it, it’s hard to go wrong with a jean jacket. Outfit details: Jacket, Levis. Pants, J Brand. Shirt, All Saints. Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent. Sunglasses, Ray Ban. Watch, Flud.