Style Breakdown: Natasha Goldenberg

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There are certain women whose style is so unique that it seems to belong to a category wholly their own. Whether they’re wearing a gnome-worthy beanie hat, or a tasseled waistcoat in an unexpected print, they always look put-together yet effortless, and different than everyone else—but somehow it magically works. Like her best friend and fellow Russian style icon Miroslava Duma, Natasha Goldenberg is one of those women who has “it.” I’ve long admired her eclectic vibe that, at least at first, seems to have an indiscernible quality you can’t quite put your finger on. So the other day, I spent some time studying Goldenberg’s individual style and was pleasantly surprised to discover some common themes that make it less elusive, and more attainable. I broke it down into thematic patterns so you can take some inspiration from her statement-making style in doses, while still personalizing it to make it your own. 

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She favors voluminous headpieces like turbans and structured beanies, along with intricate headbands that boast stunning details. 

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She regularly mixes prints, from swirling paisley and rich brocade to more abstract and graphic designs. 

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She embraces billowy shapes, often wearing two or more at once, which she manages to make look feminine thanks to ladylike pointy pumps. She also balances out the billowy proportions with a crisp-looking structured clutch or tote. 

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Matching suits and sets can feel dated and stale, but Goldenberg makes the look current and fresh by choosing expertly-tailored pieces in punchy hues and prints, and pairing them with quirky accessories. The ensembles are often topped off with an unexpected companion in a beanie or other playful adornment, which makes the effect of a suit less serious. 

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Her outfits always benefit from a perfect random pop of color and/or texture, like a hot pink stole or cheery yellow bib necklace. 

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She opts for unexpected layers, such as apron-esque skirting, vests over a blouse-and midi-skirt combo, and dress-like tops with long side slits worn over casual denim.