Five Minutes With: Clary Bosbyshell

{Clary Bosbyshell in a Pretty Saloni Dress}

Clary Bosbyshell is a talented, young interior designer from Atlanta where she practices at her mother’s design firm, Margaux Interiors Limited. Clary and I first met over social media and got to know each other a bit better when we both designed rooms at the Southern Style Now Showhouse in Atlanta back in 2016. Clary not only has fantastic taste when it comes to interiors, she also has a very keen eye in terms of fashion. I’ve never seen her not looking fabulous. We recently caught up and discussed all things related to fashion and personal style. Enjoy “Five Minutes With” Clary and I!

Paloma Contreras: What are your fashion must-haves for the modern-day working woman?

Clary Bosbyshell: My fashion must haves are great basics to mix in with more trendy pieces. Every woman should own a great pair of skinny medium denim jeans, black skinny pants, a wrap dress, black pumps, a white button down, trench coat, and a pretty handbag. Those items alone can take you from Paris to New York or from the office to a drink with friends. I usually like to “splurge” on these basic items, I find I wear them the most so spending a little more on a high-quality item means it will last for years to come. My go to store for great basics is Ann Mashburn. For the trendier items, Zara & H&M have fun pieces that you can wear for a season and don’t feel to terrible about letting go afterwards.

{Clary in a Casual but Polished Daytime Look featuring Rebecca de Ravenel Hoop La La Earrings and a Simon Miller Bucket Bag}

PC: When it comes to your personal style, which rule do you like to break most often?

CB: Being from the south, there is the ancient rule of no white after Labor day….This is a rule I love to break! I love mixing in white jeans in the winter with boots and big cashmere sweaters.

{A Chic Top-Handled Bag and Cheeky Lingua Franca Sweater Make for a Fun Casual Look}

PC: What is your go-to outfit?

CB: My go to outfit is a wrap dress, or a skinny pair of jeans and great white button down with Chanel flats.

{A Silk Wrap Dress by Diane von Furstenberg and Strappy Alexandre Birman Sandals can go from Day to Night Effortlessly}

PC: If you had to choose a single color palette in which to decorate your home and build your wardrobe, which color would you choose and why?

CB: It would be blue and white! I find that people like to live in the colors that they wear. Being a “blonde” I like whites, creams, blues, and pops of red. I find brunettes tend to like more saturated jewel tones. You want to look good in your own home, right? My personal home reflects this, mostly neutrals with pops of blue and whites.

{Clary at Home in Chic MDS Stripes from Head to Toe | Photography by Kim Busby}

PC: If you could trade closets with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

CB: I’m always looking to Olivia Palermo for fashion inspiration, she is great at mixing basic and trendy items in very unexpected ways. And I have always admired Carolyn Bessette- Kennedy’s timeless look. When I was thinking about my wedding I would ask myself “ what would Carolyn do?”.

{Clary in a Beautiful Oscar de la Renta Gown at her Wedding to Graham Welsh at Sea Island Last Year | Photo via @clarybosbyshell on Instagram}

{All Photography by Heidi Gledhauser Courtesy of Clary Bosbyshell Unless Otherwise Noted}

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  1. Clary wears her wardrobe choices like a runway pro. She looks amazing in them and always inspires others to “dress like you are going somewhere better afterward… “Coco Channel