Style Inspiration From Buckle Store Managers – Part I

Style Inspiration From Buckle Store Managers

It’s one of our most favorite times of year!

The fun summer months are in full swing, we’re busy preparing for back to school shopping, and we’re about to kickoff our Annual Loyalty Event (AKA our biggest event of the year going on right now)!

As all 500-some of our Store and Sales Managers descended upon Buckle’s hometown, Kearney, Nebraska, in the past weeks for our yearly summer manager meetings, excitement built all around.

Excitement for seeing new and old friends, for the first look at new product for fall, for a week of growing, learning and developing together, for celebrations of milestones achieved and all of our hard work in the last year.

While our managers have many reasons to enjoy summer meetings, we have a few of our own. One in particular being that it gives us MAJOR fashion inspiration. From the models on the catwalk to our very own managers, we love seeing all the looks, and know you will too!

So, as per usual, we pulled some of managers aside to snag a photo and hear what they had to say on trends, denim, and why they love their job.

Sabrina K.
Area Manager – San Antonio, Texas

Tell us about your outfit:
My outfit was inspired by a retro throwback look from summer. I’ve been seeing so much tie dye and neon that I had to layer it together. My jeans are Los Angeles-based, Pistola Denim, and I’m wearing the girlfriend fit. These Steve Madden flatform sandals are ultra comfy. I own them in about five different colors, but these white ones completed my look today.

What’s your favorite type of jeans?
Two must-haves in denim that I keep adding to my closet are mom jeans and flares. They are two completely different looks, but denim is always in style. My fave in mom jeans are by Willow & Root. It’s a brand that’s only available at Buckle and all of their jeans are under $50, so I have been buying every wash that comes in. The KanCan High Rise Super Flares fit amazing and are flattering on anyone. So many women think they can’t do a flare, so it’s my favorite jean to get on them.

What trends have you been eyeing?
I have a few. I love that the layering game is back. It makes me feel like anything goes and that there are no rules for fall. Animal print is the biggest neutral, so not being scared to layer it or add it in a shoe or accessory. Shoes have been everything this season, and I don’t think you have to sacrifice comfort for fashion. We have so many amazing options in flatforms from comfort brands like J/Slides, Steve Madden, and Teva. Going into fall our boot selection is going to be fire.

What do you love about your job?
I feel like my job is life changing. It’s much more than clothes. It’s about the relationships that are built with my team and with guests. Buckle has taught me so much – I started when I was right out of high school and now I’m married with two kids. This job has been part of my life, and has shaped who I am, and helped me grow as a person. I get to work with multiple teams and managers, and share my passion with everyone around me.

Dee M.
Area Manager – Tupelo, Mississippi

Best part about working in the store?
I love encouraging my teammates to be the best version of themselves. I love helping them improve their communication skills and become more marketable for whatever their future holds. I love helping my guests become more confident with the outfits that we put together for them.

Favorite part about back-to-school shopping?
I love helping all the young students find their favorite outfits, the kind of outfits that make them feel confident and that reflect their individual personality and style. Since we carry sizes down to a youth 5, we can get the whole family ready for school.

What are your go-to denim brands?
Buckle Black, Bridge by GLY, and BKE are my favorite denim brands because they have fits for all body types, including my curvy petite self. I am currently loving all the leg openings, which is so fun because every day I change it up, from skinny jeans one day, to bootcut or flare jeans the next day!

Evelyn F.
Store Manager – Summerlin, Nevada

What do you love about your job?
Getting to develop my team both professionally and personally.

What’s something unique about you?
I am a very creative person, I do a traditional Ojibwe (Native American) style beadwork that has been passed down from my ancestors centuries ago.

Favorite part about back-to-school shopping?
Helping our guest find their best outfit to begin the school year and sharing that excitement of putting together the perfect pieces.

What are your go-to jeans?
My favorite denim brands are Bridge By GLY and KanCan. For styles, mom jeans along with the high rise ankle skinnys or ankle straights always look great!

What trends are you loving right now?
I am loving unfinished hems on jeans, and anything with animal print or bold colors.

Taylor M.
Store Manager – Springfield, Missouri

How do you typically style your outfits?
I’m into fashion right now that’s easy to put together – like throwing on a fun printed fashion short that can take your outfit to a whole new level! Dress it up with a solid-colored t-shirt, or keep it fun and casual with a band tee.

What trends are you loving right now?
I am loving the fun pops of color and print this season! Whether it’s an accessory, shoe, or fun fashion short – it spices up your outfit and makes it look like you spent tons of time perfecting your look! 

What’s your favorite brand of jeans?
My favorite brand of jeans is Buckle Black – I love that they have so much stretch, but don’t stretch out throughout the day as you wear them! Talk about a game changer!!!

Best part about working in the store?
My favorite part about working in the store are the relationships I get to make every single day! Not only with my team, but also with my guests. I have found my best friends through working for Buckle and I am so grateful for that! 

Get more from Taylor!
Read our blog post on #BuckleStyle tips with Taylor.

From their style or their careers,
there’s a lot to love!



Want more style inspiration?
See men’s style in Style Inspiration From Buckle Store Managers – Part II.

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