Although a relative newcomer to Seattle, Nichole Metcalf's distinguishable style has a Seattle flair. From ribbed knit beanies to staple black (mens-inspired) brogues, the web designer/style blogger behind A Type of Style makes dressing for the colder seasons look easy. Inspired by her blogging predecessors to get in the game, this Seattleite shares some style knowledge.
Where were you born and raised and where are you currently living?
I was born and raised in a small town, Concordia, Missouri, which is about 60 miles east of Kansas City. I’m currently living in South Lake Union.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is ever-evolving. You can definitely see that evolution happening through my blog, for better or worse.
What do you like to do outside of blogging?
I’m a full-time web designer for Nordstrom by day. On nights and weekends I love going to indie concerts. My husband, Alex and I recently joined Jukely, which is a concert ticket subscription service I highly recommend to anyone who likes live music. Since we’re fairly new to Seattle we love checking out the huge variety of bars and restaurants the city has to offer. You can probably find me at Shorty’s playing pinball on the weekends.
What was your initial goal when you started A Type of Style?
To share fashion inspiration, design inspiration, and my personal experiences at local boutiques. When I started my blog I approached it as a fun hobby rather than a business. I always want it to feel enjoyable rather than an obligation.
Whats the hardest thing about being a blogger from Seattle? Whats the best thing?
I actually think the winter weather and early sunsets are the biggest struggle about blogging from Seattle. Since I work full-time, it can be difficult to carve out a time to take photos. The best thing about being a blogger from Seattle is the amazing community of style bloggers. I have met so many creative and inspiring people.
What local designer or store has caught your attention?
Totokaelo would have to be my favorite local spot, even if it’s just for browsing.
One blog or Instagram that you been obsessing over?
Whats your go to wardrobe item?
A great pair of black ankle boots.
What pearl of wisdom can you offer other style bloggers?
Remember to stay true to yourself. There are so many blogs out there, it’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others. I think people will recognize the authenticity in your blog if you stick to your own unique voice and vision.