Q: How would you classify your style?
A: I would say elegant simplicity.
Q: Has anyone or anything particularly inspired you?
A: My brother actually. At the beginning, he was the one who got me into fashion. I am [also] inspired by Scandinavian fashion [and], [. . .] Alexander Wang.
Q: How do you go about selecting your outfits in the morning?
A: Sometimes I do them the night before if I am feeling very proactive about it. But usually, in the morning, it depends. Sometimes I will look at a piece and [ask myself], “Okay, what can I build off of this? What’s the theme for today? Do I want to go monochrome or add an accent of color?”
Q: Do you follow trends?
A: Trends- not so much. I was going to start following sportswear, you know like casual sportswear for a while. But I decided not to. Well, I guess I do, but I try to keep it contained to something small . . . [for example], the polka-dot trend that started a couple years ago, I just try to keep that [contained to] a tie as opposed to a statement piece so I do not waste as much money.
Q: Is there any particular reason you dress the way you do?
A: Well, it is really fun for me. In the future I might be interested in going into fashion design.
Q: What is the most essential component required to complete any outfit?
A: For me, it has to be accessories. Because you can have an outfit and it can look really nice, but I think it is accessories that really put it together because that’s what individualizes you most. Like I am in love with rings, I’ve been wearing them since I was in seventh grade so that’s what defines me. I would say that accessories are what truly gives that little spice- it’s like spice on a hot dish.
Q: Where do you like to shop and what are some underrated stores?
A: H&M and Banana Republic, but you can sometimes find a gem at a thrift store. And Uniqlo, definitely; Uniqlo is underrated for jeans, because they have really good jeans.
Q: What advice do you have for someone who wants to become a Fashionista, like yourself?
A: First just learn the basics. Learn about color combinations, fit, and just go crazy. Dress up in whatever [...] look in the mirror [and] see what works for you. You can find your style that way. Just have a ton of fun with it and don’t care about what other people think.
Photos Courtesy of Jason Muñoz.