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My Style: Effie Dennison

The director of community development and corporate social responsibility at Texas Capital Bank on her uniquely personal look.
Jill Broussard

What I do…
“I oversee the community development and corporate social responsibility across all markets in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. I am fortunate to be in a role where I direct the bank’s long-term strategic investments and resources to make the greatest impact in the communities we serve.”

Who is your style icon?
“I really can’t say that I have a style icon. I see style as a reflection of an individual’s personality. I was influenced by the 1950s and ’60s. Women took great pride in dressing to the hilt during that era. I recall, as a young girl, watching my mother and grandmothers express themselves through beautiful outfits. They are the inspiration for my style.”

How does your work influence what you wear?
“I am in financial services, which is typically known for conservative dress. There are times when a business suit is in order and other times when a more relaxed look is appropriate. No matter what is on my calendar, though, I strive to present myself as approachable and inviting because connecting with communities is at the heart of what I do.”

What inspires your style choices?
“I’ve never been one to chase trends or try to emulate the runway. My style is really inspired by a deeply held belief that we are all uniquely beautiful, so I find inspiration everywhere.”

How would you describe your style?
“Uniquely personal. I usually prefer a tailored look that incorporates classic pieces paired with pops of vibrant color, giving my outfits a distinct look.”

What do you never leave home without?
“My cell phone.”

Do you have a go-to look?
“It depends on the occasion, but I am comfortable and confident in just about anything. Making my style my own means I don’t have to be, look, or act like someone else.”

Favorite Store?
“From local boutiques to department stores, I enjoy finding my look everywhere I go.”