Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's: Meet Morgan Wenzel

Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's: Meet Morgan Wenzel

The A.K. Rikk’s family is a close-knit group with many different roles and personalities. All of us acquire inspiration that holds major influence on our personal style. That inspiration can come from anywhere - be it travel, culture, designers, art, street-wear, magazines, or architecture. The best part of working in our family atmosphere is the opportunity to grow and share unique perspectives with each other. Join us throughout our Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's series as we offer you the stories of the unique individuals who make A.K. Rikk's exceptional. Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan! Morgan lived in Chicago for three years and loved exploring the cities museums, restaurants, and neighborhoods gathering inspiration while studying Fashion Business at Columbia College. In March, Morgan moved back to her hometown of Grand Rapids to join the A.K. Rikk’s family as a Personal Shopper. Morgan loves that her career introduces her to so many people and the opportunity to take her clients confidence to the next level by helping them feel great about what they are wearing. She states, “As a Personal Shopper at A.K. Rikk's, I have the best of the best designers at my finger tips which gives me a deeper connection to the fashion industry. The environment here at A.K. inspires my creativity and continues to grow my passion for fashion.” Get to know her personal style through questions she answered in her Behind The Seams with A.K. Rikk's interview.

What is your favorite brand(s)?

I would say Rag & Bone and Valentino. Rag & Bone is so easy to wear! They have a chic and bold style, they stick to a select color palette and add a little edge to their silhouettes. I love that I can wear them as ‘everyday casual wear,’ and then throw on some heels and a leather jacket to dress it up for going out. And Valentino pairs so nicely with Rag & Bone. I am obsessed with the structure of Valentino’s bags and shoes! And who doesn’t need some studs added to their wardrobe!?

How would you define your style?

I wouldn't say my style falls into one specific category as I feel I have an eclectic variety of choices to work with in my wardrobe. I love prints, denim, and try to add a punch of color or texture to my outfit. Some days I wake up and want to dress girly with some peplum details, bell sleeves, bows, a-line skirt, or a touch of lace and other days I feel inspired to dress more tailored with a collared shirt, fitted pant, and a killer pair of booties. Then the rest of the days I find myself in my favorite pair of jeans paired with a classic fitted top that compliments my shape. Personally, I believe one can never have enough black in a wardrobe and a leather jacket is a absolute must!

What’s your favorite current trend?

I love the 70s inspired trends that are making a comeback! Turtle necks under jumpers are fantastic and bell sleeves on blouses or dresses are simply amazing. It makes getting dressed more fun and playful which allows my outfit to be a conversation piece!

What does style mean to you?

Style is a way to define who you are. Clothing transforms us to be who we want to be each day. We are surrounded by rules and guidelines, but getting dressed everyday gives us a reason to experiment, stand out, and feel comfortable. You're able to make a statement without having to say anything at all!

This concludes this Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's interview. Next time you shop with us make sure to say “hi” to Morgan!

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