I’ve always sought to carve my own path. When it comes to on-camera style, that path leads from the runway to the anchor desk, and most days out in the field.
You may ask, ‘Kristin, why go through the trouble when you already wear so many hats as an on-camera reporter who also fills in as an anchor on the desk, a weather anchor and sometimes both at the same time? Well, it’s simple: fashion to my confidence on-camera is like coffee to my energy with my ever-changing shifts.
There’s a whole wardrobe’s worth of outfits I loved wearing, here are some of my absolute favorites. Plus, the memories I created in them added an extra layer to the sentiment toward them.
The Lady in Red (and Green) on the Anchor Desk:
The last weekend of August marked my first time anchoring the news. Yes, that’s right. I was freshly 25 and thriving! Suffice to say, I had to anchor the desk in style, in my power colors nonetheless. That line from the Nanny theme song, “she’s the lady in red while everybody else is wearing tan” has been my mantra for on-camera dressing. To me it’s interchangeable with sporting green. On the left, you’ll find me all smiles in an exquisite Cinq a Sept minidress with a side-swept bow on the neckline, and similar cinch on the waist. To the right, an olive Karen Millen number with an accordian skirt and double buckles.
An Oscar-Worthy Dress to the Academy Awards Virtual Red Carpet:
“I’d like to thank the Academy,” for giving me an excuse to wear this tuxedo-inspired dress! Ever since I entered professional life, I’ve started to favor sleeker cuts with vintage trimmings rather than clothing that’s too fussy and frilly. Every so often, perhaps I’ll add on the extra icing and decals, with a vintage-twist. This big bow was just the right touch while covering the 2021 Oscars! The red carpet may have been virtual for me, but I still went all-out, with an Old Hollywood flair.
American Victoriana for Interviewing the Cast of ‘Dickinson’
The third is final season of @dickinson came out this past November, and I got all dressed up for it . I wanted to channel American Victoriana, since the show takes place in the 19th century. It all started with this scarf print top from Ralph Lauren, tied with a bow. I picked up on the red by opting for that same wool skirt I wore at the Spider-Man premiere. It’s a combo I’m sure Emily Dickinson herself (or at least the more fashion-forward version that costume designers Jennifer Moeller and John Dunn dreamed up) would approve of! It was lovely speaking with @haileesteinfeld, @ellahunt, @keepingitkrischicdrian.blake.enscoe, @annabaryshnikov, and Alena Smith again, while also getting to meet @amandawarrenofficial and Chinaza Uche. You can check out full interviews here.
Scarlet Suit at the Spider-Man No Way Home Premiere
With [a] great power [suit], comes great responsibility! Covering the World Premiere of Spider-Man No Way Home, tonight for 23ABC! This cherry red wool number complete with gold buttons was my mom’s suit in the ‘90s. Every time I wear something of hers, it seems to bring me good luck. It’s a mixture of that and God just being good
A Cinderella Moment at the Mayor’s Ball
When you cover the Mayor‘s Ball for the news, but have to leave early because your carriage is about to turn into a pumpkin. Just kidding! It was because I had to edit and put together my story about the ball. All jokes aside, I love any excuse to get dressed up, and this emerald number with Victorian motifs is a showstopper. Paired with these naked heels that resemble glass slippers, further accentuate the fairytale theme.
Which outfit is your favorite?
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