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April 28, 2017

#ORIGINATORS: Lindsey Kaytis

Lindsey Kaytis’ eye for impeccable style isn’t just reserved for her wardrobe, but also for the beautiful images she posts to her feed. Most of her pictures show Rowan, her young daughter, discovering and delighting in the world around her. Images like these remind us of simpler times from our own childhood, when all that mattered was eating the ice cream mom promised.

Rowan is a lucky girl; she’s being raised by a driven mother with strong values and a fantastic fashion sense (the latter is sort of thing that happens when you’re an FIT grad like Lindsey). The way she strives to be the best role model for her daughter make her one of our #Originators.

We recently chatted with Lindsey about motherhood and style. Read our conversation below.

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Above: Lindsey wears the AMBOY sandal in etiope.

KE: From your wonderful photos, you and your daughter seem to have such a sweet bond. What’s something she’s taught you about life?

LK: Rowan teaches me something new everyday. Since becoming a mother, I’ve found myself looking inward more so than pre-baby. I’m constantly thinking of how I can be a better me, for her. She has shown me the importance of being present. I think that’s been the biggest lesson so far, to slow down and enjoy the every day with her. This time in her life and mine is fleeting. We have to soak it up!

What’s one thing you hope Rowan learns from you?

One thing I hope to accomplish in motherhood is to raise my daughter with a sense of empowerment. Especially in today’s climate, I want her to know her value in this world, and that she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. As a single mother, I hope I am setting a positive example for her. We also take a cue from Cinderella, “have courage and be kind” is our mantra.

How did your style change when you moved from the city to a beautiful town on Long Island?

It’s definitely a lot more relaxed! Before, my “everyday” shoe was a heeled bootie. Now it’s sandals or sneakers. Style is still important to me, I went to FIT and worked in the industry for 5 years. It’s a part of who I am!

Describe your personal style. What does a signature “Lindsey” look consist of?

I’d say I’m a modern minimalist, with a bit of bohemian (in the summer months). My wardrobe is a lot of solid colors and neutrals. I like simplicity and the idea that one piece of my outfit, say, my shoes, can stand out as the rest is understated.

When getting dressed on busy days, what comes first: style or comfort?

Comfort! Always.

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Shop Lindsey’s pick from our Spring 2017 collection, the AMBOY sandal in etiope.

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