Finding and defining your own personal style can be challenging. Most of us don’t have bottomless wallets and aren’t always feeling as amazing in our bods as we’d like. Even all the Instagram and street style pics that usually inspire us can be overwhelming at times. But when it comes down to it, style is really about how we feel in our outfits. And how we slay the day depends on whether we’re dressed for the occasion. That’s why we’re launching a new series to inspire you to be adventurous while also discovering a few staple items you can rock every day. In our first installment, meet Torii Burnett, superstar Brit + Co designer and regular office-wide #OOTD winner. Her effortless style is both trendy and unique, laid-back yet totally polished, so we had to find out what one item within a closet of abundant cuteness she just couldn’t live without.

We spent some time with this resident fashion girl to find out more about her main wardrobe staples and how she pulls her fab looks together on the daily.

Brit + Co: What’s the one item people are always asking you about?

Torii Burnett: My Madewell Perfect Summer Jeans! These jeans are close to my heart because they were my FIRST EVER Madewell purchase! For those who don’t know, you can recycle a pair of any jeans and get $20 off a pair of Madewell jeans! This is a great opportunity for people who are nervous or have commitment issues about buying their first pair.

B+C: How did you discover them?

TB: I was looking for the perfect pair of high-waisted, sturdy jeans. I came across them on Pinterest one day and then did my research — AKA I spent an hour reading reviews and going through Instagram pics — before finally going into a store.

B+C: What specifically do you love about them?

TB: The fit. It’s always hard to find jeans that fit ya in all the right places. These are extremely flattering for all body types. Multiple people in the office have them and they look really good on everyone. Most importantly, they make your butt look great!

B+C: What are your favorite items to wear with these jeans?

TB: When I don’t know what to wear or am running late I usually reach for my white button-up or black ribbed mock neck. I also adore my black platform bluchers, yellow heels, and a utility jacket that functions as a shirt and a jacket. All these items I can easily pair with my favorite jeans. Very convenient!

B+C: What advice do you have for girls who are trying to refine their personal style and discover the perfect staple closet items?

TB: I think it really depends on what makes you feel good — and works for your body. No matter how insecure I’m feeling on any given day, I know I’ll feel great in these jeans.

Love Torii’s killer style? Grab your own pair of Madewell Perfect Summer Jeans ($98) so you can rock them year-round!

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Photography: Chris Andre

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