Leslie’s Style: Follow her personal Instagram here!
What is your style defined as?
I’ve been pondering lately about what my style is and I can’t define it. What I’ve been doing is being experimental and having an open mind when it comes to my style. One thing my theater professor told me was, you get to choose who you want to be based on the clothes you wear that day. So I keep that in mind and I like having fun with colors and patterns.
Who are your style icons?
Rihanna and Zendaya, those two are nailing it in my opinion! They experiment and have fun, they are chameleons with their look and that’s what I want to be. I want to be able to be goth one day and then change into a modern contemporary look the next.
What do you find inspiration from and what is your inspiration?
I mostly look at a lot of celebrities online, on Instagram, and in magazines. I have to do a lot of research on current fashion trends for work so I am able to check out what is happening in fashion right now. I also get the best inspiration from friends and am influenced daily from them.
Where do you shop?
I’m too broke to go anywhere else so I shop at Buffalo Exchange. If I had all the money in the world I would be going to Zara, Eileen Fisher, Bryn Walker, and Topshop. In my opinion, those four brands are versatile and go well with the style I’m trying to emulate.
What do you look for when shopping?
What I try to focus on is comfort-ability, if it is a piece I want to try it has to be unique and able to portray myself and my personality (my loudness and goofiness are included).
What are your top pieces in your wardrobe?
What I’m wearing right now is the best thing I’ve purchased! It’s a beautiful kimono with these really cool buttons which is the whole reason why I bought it. I’m going to wear it until I die and if it falls apart I’m going to sew these buttons onto another blouse because I love them so much. I also have this silk tiger blouse that I am in love with because tigers are my favorite. Another blouse I love in my wardrobe that is fun has the words “Bad Bitch” embroidered on the collar.
What are your signature pieces?
Right now they are culottes, a beret, and my homemade jean choker. Those three pieces I wear all of the time.
How can readers get your look?
Try to have fun with what you want, try different pieces to see if they will work for you and if not make them work because you can do whatever you want.
You can watch Leslie’s interview and lookbook here !