Alvina Bokhari


In Her Shoes — Alvina Bokhari explains why comfort is integral to her style. 

Photography: Jerome Corpuz


What do you do for work?

Production and Design Assistant at Kate Spade, and a model 

What is your favorite / most treasured item of clothing or jewelry, and why?

My fave item of clothing would be my leather pants - feel like they were shaped for my body perfectly and I can wear them to any occasion (probably not thoough!). My favorite piece of jewelry are these little hoop sliver earrings I got from Pakistan - they are simple yet different so I enjoy them!

What do you do to feel polished before going out everyday?

Wash my face, drink water!

Do you have any style principles that you try to stick to on a daily basis?

I always ask myself, “Will I feel good in this after two hours or after I eat?” I need to be comfortable at all times.

How would you define good style?

Someone who isn’t competing with others to look their best and someone who dresses for themselves and is confident doing so.

How do shoes fit into your wardrobe?

They can make or break my look. Switching up a shoe can definitely change the whole vibe of a look to casual to sporty or girly / dressy.

Does your job dictate, in any way, what you wear everyday?

I think it’s important to dress how you want because it can help you feel more confident. What I wear doesn’t dictate my job - but it definitely helps me as a model to stand out more as a person. Often when i get casted for something I’m recognized for my other talents as well and that may show through my style.

How important is it for you to be comfortable in your clothes and shoes? Do you make style choices that sacrifice your comfort?

I need to be comfortable in order to carry the look properly so yeah it’s very important! The only sacrifice I’d make though is for a cute heeled shoe.

Where do you buy most of your clothing?

Thrift / vintage!

Alvina is wearing her own clothing and the Babs Boot in black suede.