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20 Questions With… Timmy Kelly

Welcome to the newest series on my blog where I get to the down and dirty with some of my favorite creators in fashion, travel, beauty, and food. To start us off, we’ve the Charleston-based blogger Timmy Kelly, who also happens to be one of my favorite style guys on Instagram right now. He has a wonderfully-keen eye for vintage and his passion for the finer things is evident on his Instagram page and in his YouTube videos.

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Full Name + Instagram Handle?

Timothy J. Kelly and my Instagram handle is @its_Timmy.

Who is your biggest style inspiration?

It’s honestly so hard to pick one person for my biggest style inspo. However, if I have to choose, I can narrow it down to a mix between Harry Styles and a vintage Ralph Lauren.

What’s the last item of clothing you bought?

The last thing I purchased was a vintage Burberry trench. It’s one of the ones with a 60’s style collar. I saw someone wear it inside out as well, so… maybe I have two new jackets?

What’s a trend you wish you never tried?

Skinny Jeans. I just look so bad in them… AKA: these hip’s lie big time when I wear them.

What’s your most treasured possession?

My camera is worth an arm and a leg to me, but I have a gold necklace from Paris that my mom got me and I never take it off.

What three items could you not live without?

Hair gel, my Levi’s, and my cell phone… if that’s applicable. If not, then I’d have to say a good tote bag.

What phrase or word do you most overuse?

‘Juxtapose’ is a word I use *far* too often.

What’s something you wish you could change about yourself?

I wish I was able to gain muscle more easily. I feel like I work out fairly hard (… I think?) but I don’t have a big build.

What’s your go-to grooming/beauty tip?

Moisturize your face once a day at least. It’s a lifesaver! I also recently saw a video where a guy was talking about crimping his eyelashes, and I can’t say I didn’t try it and love the look of it.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on?

NYC is always a blast since I don’t live close, but I also love Spain.

Boxers, briefs, or birthday suit?

Briefs, but somewhere between briefs birthday suit if I’m feeling myself!

What’s a trait you’re most known for?

I’ve always loved fashion, so a lot of people know me because I dress “crazy” or “grandpa-ish” at times.

What trait do you value most in your friends?

I love a friend that I don’t have to try with. I love being able to be myself around someone!

What’s your hidden talent?

It’s not so much a talent, and frankly a little too quirky, but I know an insane amount of information about chickens. (I used to brood them from chicks and kept a coop in my backyard growing up.)

What did you want to be as a kid?

I always thought I was going to be a vet until I realized how much schooling they have to go through! 

What’s the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A pair of Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Western Boots… and then a trip somewhere because those boots *are* made for walking.

What’s your greatest fear?

Being alone for too long – starts with stress and just turns into straight fear.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

It’s more of a saying my mom told me, but it’s applicable in an advice type of way: “You’re never where you think you’ll be in a year.” It’s helped me deal with a lot of different situations.

What is your motto?

C’est La Vie

Which 5 Instagram accounts should we be following right now?
  1. @nycbami
  2. @dustinhanke
  3. @shotfromthestreet
  4. @ryanjamescaruthers
  5. @adenorah

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Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.