By Kelly Potts / Photo by Mark Morgan
Robert S. Reder, managing partner of Blythe Grace PLLC, brings both comfort and style to the courtroom.
“My advice is finding the things you like, which takes time, and stick with them,” he suggests. “For example, I don’t wear socks – even to court.
Reder often flashes back to his grandfather’s stylish words of wisdom when choosing his outfits.
“When pointing out a gentleman on the streets of New York, my grandfather would always point out if they wore the clothes, or the clothes wore them,” he says.
Finding your independent style can take time, but it’s a task that is well worth it. Most days you can find Reder in laceless dress shoes and a matching belt, jeans, a nice shirt, and sport coat, with no socks, of course.
“Traditional style is timeless. So much of my wardrobe is based on traditional colors and styles,” he explains. “One thing my grandfather harped on, and which I see a lot of, was that men should never wear a black suit, ever. Only the mortician should wear a black suit. Donate that black suit to Goodwill and get yourself a nice dark gray suit for most situations.”
What are some of your go-to Valley restaurants? It depends on my mood and what I’m craving! I love Cafe Monarch in Old Town Scottsdale for a romantic night out, City Hall in Scottsdale (best steak and atmosphere in town), and Buck & Rider for the best fish in the Valley.
What is one thing you cannot leave home without? A good sport coat. With the right one, you can be conformable in most situations.
What is something beyond the clothes that people should know about you? I try and find the good in everyone – even people who seem irredeemable.
By Elizabeth Liberatore / Photo by Mark Morgan
“I try to dress for the occasion. Whether it’s a cocktail party or horseback riding, I’m going to find a great outfit.”
Tracey Lytle is confident in her closet. No matter where she is going, she finds the perfect outfit – many of which are black tie-approved since she is an active member in the benevolence world. Along with her husband, who she admittedly loves shopping for to keep him on trend, Lytle has chaired countless Valley events. In February, the couple will chair the Arizona Science Center’s Galaxy Gala: A Night in Pompeii.
“My outfit will be inspired by the Pompeii exhibit and the Roman colors of red and gold,” Lytle says. “It’s fun when you can dress up for a party with a theme.”
For gowns, Lytle typically scours the internet ahead of time for trends and deals, opting for sexy yet covered dresses.
She takes note from her fashion icons Audrey Hepburn, Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palermo for a style that is timeless and effortless with a sprinkle of sophistication and glamour.
“Overall, my style is classy yet trendy,” she says.
Any tips from one fashionista to another?
The website, www.shopstyle.com. It’s a must for any serious fashion stalker out there. All you do is plug in your dream list and it notifies you when items go on sale.
What are you most excited about for this year’s Galaxy Gala?
Throwing a great party. The exhibit is amazing, so getting to hang out with the artifacts is a win. My task is to make the dinner and dancing equally amazing.
What trend are you loving right now?
Lace and ruffles! The detail and femininity is so much fun.