“Style File” column for Feb. 5, 2013

NAME: Amy Dutruch

AGE: “Oh, what do they say? Forty is the new 30 or 30 is the 20? Somewhere around there.”

OCCUPATION: “Taxi driver, gopher, short-order cook, room mom, disciplinarian, wife … should I go on?”

Tell us about what you’re wearing. “I am wearing black Alice & Olivia leggings I purchased from Saks years ago, a royal blue off-the-shoulder top from Aria, a clutch from Love, and Michael Kors shoes from Dillard’s.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “Know your body type and what works for you, and if you haven’t worn it in a year, throw it out.”

What’s your favorite fashion trend? “I love white jeans (in the spring and summer, or at the beach, anywhere really). They really make your top pop with color and they can be dressed up or down.”

Finish this sentence, I splurge on ... “Handbags.”

I skimp on ... “Work-out wear.”

Are you a shoe or handbag woman? “Absolutely!”

How many do you have? “I have about 85 pairs of shoes and about 40 handbags, but if we’re counting little evening bags about 55.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “I would love to raid Emily VanCamp’s closet from ‘Revenge.’ Her clothes are so polished and sophisticated. She also has gorgeous skin.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t do without? “There are so many but TNS Illuminating Eye Cream is wonderful. Taking good care of your skin is so important.”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “Aqua Net and frosty blue eye shadow. Ugh!”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing from your closet; what would it be? “My grandmother’s fur coats. They mean the world to me.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer