Name: Molly Worth, 35.
Who she is: Owner/designer, the Factory Buffalo, a product development and apparel manufacturing company on Kenmore Avenue. She has a background in women's wear design, starting her own domestically produced, ready-to-wear apparel line, Once And For All, in 2014. She also works as a stylist. The 2002 Clarence High School graduate earned degrees in business administration and design at the University at Buffalo. She and her husband, Bryan, live in Cheektowaga with their Siberian husky, Azor, named for Portugal's Azores islands.
What she's wearing: Cotton sateen dusty-rose, tunic-style blouse with three-tiered ruffled sleeves and fabric-covered buttons from a past Once And For All collection; high-waisted, burnt-orange flared corduroy Levi's; earrings designed locally by Gretchen Meyers Wochensky, of Peg's Hardware; rutilated quartz necklace, gold bracelet, lion ring and engagement ring – all from Sarah's Vintage & Estate Jewelry in Williamsville; wedding band and another ring she got in Montreal on the couple's first wedding anniversary; Via Spiga ankle boots.
"I've always had a thing for the '70s since I was a teenager," she said, noting that her flared dusty-purple and slate-blue cords were two favorites back then.
Signature piece: Her lion ring. "I feel like it gives me power," she said.
Listen to Molly Worth's approach to getting dressed in the morning:
Fashion statement: "My approach to getting dressed in the morning is usually kind of emotional. I go for the feel of the fabric, the color that I feel like wearing, the flow of things. I often will dress from the bottom up; I think especially living in Buffalo you have to think about footwear first. I'm a big pants girl, so I think about flare or straight leg, skinny or wide leg and kind of tailor my top to that. That's normally how I go. I'd say overall stylistically, color-wise, anything with an earth tone undertone is good. I like color but usually with some brown in it. And lots of naturally fibers, as much as possible – cotton, silk, linen.
Last thing she bought: The rutilated quartz necklace she's wearing. "Energetically I felt drawn to it. I sound like such a hippie," she laughed.
In the market for: "I'm looking at some jeans right now through Reformation. I wear a lot of jeans to work because it's just easier. A crop boot-cut is always a good style here in the winter. Reformation, Everlane and Madewell are my go-tos for denim. They have transparency in their factories. That's really important to me when I shop – buying from companies that are ethically aligned with my values and what I do," she said.
In case you missed our last 716 Style feature (formerly called Fashion Friday):