It's no surprise that one of our biggest style crushes is fashion blogger, the Salty Blonde. We are obsessed with her laid-back beach style that has a twist. From a tee and jeans, to her signature floral maxi dresses, Halley is pure perfection! This Oahu based fashionista is always donning the latest trends and hot brands. She often wears brands that we carry here at V.O.C and even some of the exact same pieces! We love how she typically pairs a higher priced piece, such as a silk Rails blouse, with Van sneakers and vintage jeans, making her outfit have the perfect amount of edge. Her favourites brands include Amuse Society, Rails and Faithful. We've chosen some of our favourite looks from the Salty Blonde's Instagram account, giving you some outfit inspiration for different occasions and this upcoming spring season. From her cool airport style, to a day in city, she rocks every look! We hope you enjoy! XX.
Who is Halley Elefante?
Born in New York, now living in Oahu, Halley started her Instagram account to document her own personal style. While bartending in NYC, the Salty Blonde realized that there was newfound success for influencers documenting their daily outfits and collaborating with brands.
After moving to Hawaii, Halley found a niche in style blogging, mixing her east coast wardrobe with her new laid-back beach style, creating a unique look. A lot of her inspiration comes from her mother, replicating a lot of 70's, 80's and 90's looks. The Salty Blonde has done an excellent job in representing and showcasing brands through her Instagram account, as she tags each piece she is wearing, making those items available to followers. This allows people to recreate that look with their own personal touch and is accessible now for so many through Instagram. Her Instagram account is the perfect example of that, giving followers inspiration on how to style pieces through her own photos.
The Salty Blonde started posting photos (all her photos are taken by her fiancee!) and tagging brands in the pictures of the clothes she's wearing in hopes of getting reposted. Her Instagram completely took off and she gained followers quickly. Elefante credits her unique captions as being more "real" than most Instagram accounts. We are completely obsessed with every single one of her looks, always capturing vintage, retro and bohemian vibes all in one. The Salty Blonde can do no wrong!
One of the things that we absolutely love about the Salty Blonde's style is how she isn't afraid of pairing different prints and textures. We love that she paired a multicoloured knit sweater with pinstripe dress pants. It might seem that these two items would clash, however she totally makes it work! Typically you would want to pair trouser pants with a blouse or something that is equally dressy, however she dresses down these pants with an oversized knit. Who knew?! She doesn't follow rules when it comes to fashion and pairs items together that you wouldn't think of, all still while executing the perfect laid-back look.
We love when the Salty Blonde posts a photo in a dressier look because she always is wearing the prettiest floral prints! She gravitates towards vintage-floral looking prints (super popular this spring!), often in maxi length styles. She wears flowy dresses, reflecting her laid-back and functional style. When wearing maxi dresses, we often think its a bit too dressy for a day to day look, however she is pictured wearing a maxis with with Van sneakers while at beach front pub. Thats the great thing about her fashion sense, she mixes different looks and doesn't stick to any rules.
The Salty Blonde is the ultimate beach queen! Every beach look she posts, she owns! Whether its denim cut-offs and a printed blouse or a maxi skirt and tank, her style is effortless and chic. Our favourite beach look is her Amuse Society overalls (hint we may be seeing this adorable jumper in store soon), as they are cool, casual and perfect to throw over a bikini. Giving us all the vintage feels!
Who says you can't be stylish while travelling?! Although waiting for those late night red-eye flights isn't the most glamorous of times, there is no rule that says you can't look cute while doing it! The Salty Blonde often layers while travelling which is smart because planes can be freezing, however it still looks stylish. Donning fun joggers, such as these fringe Amuse Society pants pictured below, a denim jacket and a few layers underneath is the perfect cool and casual style for hopping on and off the plane. Another airport style that we loved from the Salty Blonde is when she sported a classic wool coat (the camel one pictured below) styled with sneakers and a tee. Styling down a wool coat with casual pieces, allows for the coat to tie the whole outfit together and dress up the look.
It's rare that we see the Salty Blonde in a city landscape, usually her photos are at the beach. We love the slight transition in style from beach to city that we see in her photos. She wears more solids in the city, transitioning from her signature bohemian beach prints. However, she still adds her casual touch to every outfit. Her style never strays too far from her beachy roots. Whether she is throwing an oversized denim jacket over dress pants, a fringe bag over a sleek ensemble, the Salty Blonde always gets it right. We are completely obsessed with her laid-back beach style!