Whether she's enjoying a casual meal with her family in her "off-duty" clothes or meticulously dressed while working with her clients, Urban Chic Mom on the Street Corrie Lentz has great style.
"My best style self consists of timeless staples reinvented for current ease. It's independent; unbound by time and tradition, free-spirited pieces ready for anything . . ."
Corrie’s style is confident and independent. It's matched with urban street style to complement her off-duty look when she is spending time with her two sporty fun daughters Alaina (13) and Amani (10). They love to surf, skate, snowboard, play basketball, play games, and have impromptu dance parties! She is a firm believer that life is better together and done with style.
Driven and passionate, Corrie works in the Fundraising Industry as a donor advisor for K-LOVE /Air1 Radio Educational Media Foundation. While meeting with major gift donors she shares the impact their support makes and invites them to invest in strategic areas of grown for K-LOVE and Air 1 Radio ministries.
Which three words best describe your style? My sense of style has evolved throughout my motherhood to now career and motherhood. I would describe my style as Urban & Modern Street Style Chic: I am unbound by trends or by traditional style rules. I love to weave timeless pieces into a reinvented outfit that gives me confidence and is not too complicated for my work week.
My style has an independent flair on my off-duty days that pairs well with being an active mom. It's comfortable and still cool street style chic as I race my daughters to their sports and social activities.
What are your favorite places to shop? I love to shop locally at the Virginia Beach boutiques! Freedom Surf is a frequent stop for my off-duty looks and where I also go to find great apparel for my two daughters. When shopping for a proper work wardrobe, I shop at Jody G Boutique for her great blouses and high end dresses for a work function. I also shop at Nordstrom Rack and online Zara USA.
Who’s your favorite style icon? My mom and (3) sisters (so let’s say style “icons”)
Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? Fashion is cyclical I think it's all coming back. My favorite trends are from the ’60s & ’70s.
What should NEVER make a comeback? Be-dazzled jean jackets and hair sprayed mall bangs
What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? I had a HIGH BANGS & a crunchy perm.
What’s your best style secret? Concealer! I love Benefit concealer moist and keeps your dark circles covered.
Stilettos or flats? High stiletto booties
What’s your best style advice? UNDERGARMENTS! GET your wallet out and have a proper fitting at an upscale lingerie shop such as The Full Cup, which is a local lingerie boutique in Virginia Beach. Start with your undergarments and build from there. If the bra and panties don’t fit YOU properly, the rest of your outfit will not lay well or look polished.
Also, do not try and wear every single trend. Not all skinny jeans look right on every figure. Be true to yourself and be okay trying something on and letting go of a look that is not flattering on you. Try clothes that complement you and do not cause distraction, especially for the working career women reading this article.
As a working woman, I must be polished, put-together, and sharp. I love blazers and smart black trousers or my high-waisted glossy black skinny jeans for a chic night out paired with a sharp blazer. I want my clothes to be smart and professional but I also want my audience or clients to listen and hear what I am saying. Steer away from excessive jewelry, too much perfume, and distracting low-cut blouses.
What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? My blazers! They can be dressed up for work with trousers or dressed down for evening paired with my high waisted glossy black pants and high booties.
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? Being active outside all seasons. Summertime at the beach surfing, swimming, riding bikes, or skateboarding. Wintertime snowboarding playing games, drinking coffee and eating cupcakes. And going to our local church on Sundays for a reset to our week! Family time is EVERYTHING.
What’s been your best family vacation? We recently took a trip to visit my brother and his family and we loved visiting his church Hillsong Church NYC.
Best parenting advice: Eat at the dinner table together NO DEVICES. The best conversations and connection happen when you and your children share a meal and talk about your days. I also encourage parents to practice table manners and the art of conversation. This will give your children confidence in social settings and future settings as they are preparing for adulthood. I find that around the dinner table or breakfast table is where we can talk about character traits that matter in life like, being independent, accepting responsibility for themselves and be kind and caring people.
Parenting true confession: I am not a helicopter parent. My girls get (1) free pass at forgetting their school lunches or school backpacks (anything they are required to be responsible for). This means I will rescue them once. If they forget a second time, they go hungry or have to deal with missing school work consequences. This has happened once. Both of my girls haven’t forgotten a thing since.
What’s your go-to family dinner? Chipotle
What’s your favorite family restaurant? YNot Pizza
What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel
If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? Julia Roberts
What’s your favorite beach read? Porter Magazine
What’s the best song to dance to when nobody’s watching? Whitney Houston “ I Wanna Dance with Somebody”
If you could go shopping with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be? Audrey Hepburn
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Japan
What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? Snuggle with my kids and watch a good movie or listen to Adventures in Odyssey audiobooks.
Corrie has mastered the art of knowing how to wear the right thing for the right occasion. When she's with her kids, she has an easy-going, cool, and independent style. But she also knows how to dress things up to make a sophisticated and stylish impression at work without overdoing it. Extra bonus? Her well-curated wardrobe is full of timeless pieces she can dress up or down- so a few key pieces go a long way.
But as much as we love her cool and modern street style, Corrie's exuberant and enthusiastic approach to motherhood and her career might be the most appealing part of her look. Her joy and beauty radiate from within, setting the tone for her flawless urban-chic style.
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