Closet Visit: Taralyn Thuot

Wow! Let’s start there and then explain, how insanely jealous we are of Taralyn Thuot. She is the Creative Director at Wildfang’s and she has the most killer wardrobe. For starters she and her awesome man Aaron built a closet/room for her in her basement and she hesitantly admitted to have more clothes in storage. We are guessing that means we will have to do another visit in the future. She also has a whole filing cabinet next to her front door full of accessories, we love the grab and go aspect of that location (it just makes sense). Taralyn admitted to never wearing the same outfit twice, sounds difficult but for her it is a challenge and a reason to always keep collecting. Taralyn and Aaron’s home is so well decorated it’s the perfect mix of treasures from the past and modern elements. Revel in the photos of Taralyn and Aarons fantastic home, her closet and McClane their adorable french bulldog!


1. Who is your style influenced by?

Of course I love modern style icons like Rita Ora and Diane Kruger, but most of my style inspiration comes from having my eyes open to what's around me and trusting my gut. One of my favorite things to do is hit the Goodwill or Value Village and grab pieces that for one reason or another really stand out to me. Its a great way to try out trends or push yourself out of your style comfort zone without a big investment. Recently I've been vibing on super oversized trousers. 

2. Favorite place(s) to shop in Portland?

Rad Summer and Yo! for vintage. Solestruck for kicks. And of course Wildfang for pretty much everything else.

3. Describe your style!

Educated risk-taker. 

4. What is your spring must have?

Well, I mentioned super oversized trousers. I also am loving all things white, especially in the realm of footwear. And I recently bought a leather bucket hat that I can't stop wearing. 

5. 5 things you can’t live without?

my man, pup, closet, coffee, and HBO.  

6. 3 favorite items in your closet?

all shoes...what can I say...

-modern vice red jett boots from Wildfang. you can throw them on with pajamas and you look good.
-prada oxfords, same reason
-acne zip up ankle boots, same reason (plus my boyfriend gave them to me)

7. How do you choose what you wear in the morning?

I start with one item I know I am vibing on that day and build from there.

8. Tell us two truths and a lie!

I can't put my face underwater.
I took the LSATs and applied to law schools before deciding to pursue a career in visual merchandising. 
I met Kurt Cobain in a bookstore.

9. What is the best thing about your job?

I love that we are pioneering something new. I love the crew of amazing people I work with. I basically get to live and breathe what I love and culture. 

10. Any shopping advice you have?

I'm telling you...goodwill...low risk, low investment way to try new styles and trends.