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The Closets of Cola

Posted January 31, 2017 by Megan Pinckney in Shades of Pinck

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In essence, style is just a way to visually express who you are and what you’re passionate about. I believe having the power to make such a strong a statement about yourself, without even speaking, is one of the reasons #ootd posts and street style photos have become such staples in the fashion community.

But with the countless amount of pieces needed to create these daily statements, have you ever wondered where on earth your favorite local style inspo was storing all of those pieces…or what else they may have that you’ve never even seen? Well, for that reason, Fig and I have partnered to bring you a brand new series titled The Closets of Cola.

Every month, we will take you inside the closet of one of our city’s most stylish people. There, we hope to better acquaint you with them as we discover stories behind their favorite garments, items they collect (or just so happen to have dozens of), art/movies/and books that inspire them, and what truly motivates them as they’re getting dressed.

I had such a hard time determining whose closet we’d showcase this month (since no one ever wants to go first lol)! But, after thinking it through, I decided to let my closet be the guinea pig. So on a cold January afternoon, I went digging through my closet looking for anything “interesting."

I live in a small studio apartment right outside of the city. There isn’t very much space anywhere, and the closet is no exception. I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for when I began pulling, but it didn’t take long for me to start noticing patterns and habits. For starters, I apparently really have a thing for jackets from Zara. Also, I may or may not hoard sunglasses. Anddddd, I have obviously never ever thrown away a single Chanel box I have encountered.

I can’t wait to spend the next year venturing inside the closets of my favorite local fashionistas (and –os). But if there is someone in Columbia whose style you love and closet you’ve been dying to get in, send me an email ( with their name and I’ll try to get in!

(Photos by Kim Kim Foster-Tobin)

Megan Pinckney - Shades of Pinck

Megan Pinckney is a 20-something travel writer, lifestyle blogger, model, and retired beauty queen! She is a lover of the arts, dinner parties, and every single Mariah Carey song. Megan currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Township Auditorium and the Columbia City Ballet. She is also the coordinator of RPM’s Fantasy Camp, an affiliate of the Miss Universe Organization, which instills self-esteem and leadership skills in young girls. When she isn’t traveling the world, you can catch her cheering on her beloved Gamecocks at Williams-Brice. Follow her adventures at or on Instagram @shadesofpinck.


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