Recently, we spent an afternoon styling Barbara Reich, a New York City based author and organization extraordinaire. Find out how this fashionable entrepreneur, mom, and wife dresses almost every day of the week, as well as which brands she keeps in her closet.
Name: Barbara Reich
Where are you from: South Florida
Where do you live: New York City
Occupation: Professional Organizer and Author
Marital status: Married 23 years, 17 year old boy and girl twins
I wear jeans all year round (AG, Rag and Bone)…black or blue jeans in the fall and winter, and light or white jeans in the summer. In the winter I wear a lot of sweaters and always boots. In the spring/summer, I wear button down shirts, v-neck t-shirts, and espadrilles. I like to wear blazers as outerwear in the fall and spring.
In terms of jewelry, I either wear a gold Rolex and plain gold Bulgari wedding band or an Ebel watch and diamond wedding band every day (depending on whether I’m wearing gold or silver). I wear diamond studs or slim diamond hoops every day.
Because I’m organizing high-end closets and homes, I need to be comfortable, yet tailored.
When I go out at night, I wear leather jeans or pants with a sweater or silk top and heels in the fall/winter/spring. In the summer, my nights are casual, so I wear white jeans with a top and wedges or flat sandals. I don’t wear loose fitting dresses.
What adjective would you use to best describe you: precise, practical, reliable, relatable
Name your favorite designers:
Clothing: Prada, Derek Lam, Phillip Lim, L’Agence
Shoes: Prada, Jimmy Choo, Chanel espadrilles
Handbags: Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Edie Parker (night)
Jewelry: Encircle NYC for costume/casual jewelry, SuzyB for nice jewelry (I have gold/pave diamond three tier earrings from SuzyB that can be worn as one tier, two tiers, or three tiers. This is my favorite piece of jewelry because of the versatility and practicality)
Do you have an upcoming event you would like for us to focus on for the shoot?
I have a number of celebrations this year: 5 days in Aspen, 4 days in Cartagena, Columbia, a wedding in Florida, a long weekend in Bermuda. I also have a few speaking engagements in the fall where I will be addressing large groups. I can wear a dress or pants. I usually wear bright colors and no prints (similar to dressing for a TV segment)