Photographed by Mark Iantosca
If you, like us, have always wondered how to nail that perfect balance of sophistication and edge while getting dressed in the morning, let stylist Ni'ma Ford set you straight. Her cropped flaxen curls and azalea-pink lipstick are stunning on their own. But, then she accessorized with cat-eye sunglasses and vintage-y earrings, creating a striking yet totally appropriate look.
The one item that truly sets this look apart, though? Ford's nose ring, which we're surprised to say we're huge fans of. Not every woman can pull off a ring on their nostril, but Ford does it with perfect panache — the final look is like a rock star hanging at a tea party. Ni'ma, we implore you — can you come and style our beauty ensembles every morning?