Author: Kate Clark & Photos By Robin Sessions

Growing up in a private school with a dress code, Ian never had much freedom to wear what he wanted. He quickly discovered the importance of good quality and a good fit, which still play a vital role behind the brand and wear of his clothes, and is something he incorporates into merchandise at The Stockist.

Every month, SLUG Style features a distinct and unique member of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.

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The other half of the brother-sister ownership, Helen Wade-Joice, draws her style from the staples and rudimentary pieces adorning the shelves at The Stockist. “I personally love a classic, simple style. When I walk into a room, I want people to notice me, but I don’t need to be the center of everyone’s conversation,” she says. “I try to combine new trends with old and keep it very wearable.”

Being a mother and shop owner, Helen also keeps her style functional to fit the various duties she adheres to throughout the day. “My wardrobe fits my lifestyle. I have to be able to chase [Isla] around the playground, but also be able to walk into any establishment and look presentable,” says Helen.

Every month, SLUG Style features a distinct and unique member of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.

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Far from the cookie cutter and suburban wardrobes of her Michigan hometown, marketer and designer Nicole Morris feels that her rock n’ roll and bohemian-infused style that always stuck her out like a sore thumb has found a better home with the eclectic style of Salt Lake. “Everyone has their own little niche here,” says Nicole. With over 50 percent of the clothes she wears thrifted or refashioned by her own hand, Nicole feels all she needs are a leather pair of boots and a great shade of lipstick to complete her unique edge. “I feel most comfortable with where I am now with my style. It describes me the most,” she says.

Every month, SLUG Style features a distinct and unique member of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.

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For Ashley Kinser, Utah native and creator behind the colorful accessory brand Glitter Gutter Glamour, art is a major facet of all things in life, including her personal style. Inspired by peculiarity, Ashley spends most her time in-studio painting or creating jewelry designs for GX3, requiring a level of functionality to accompany her expressive and original taste in clothing. “I need my fashion to work for me. I’m interested in [clothes] that transition throughout your whole day,” she says.
Every month, SLUG Style features a distinct and unique member of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.
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