For today’s installment of YOUR WEEKLY FIX: Style advice from a beautiful woman, we are proud to feature model and fashion student Zoe Elyse.
Zoe is originally from Arizona, is now based in Los Angeles and according to her, she ventures back to Arizona as well as Minnesota from time to time to visit family – “I totally lucked out having a mom in Minnesota because I get all the fun of a white Christmas but come home to 70 degree weather (hell yeah!).”
Additionally, Zoe is a multifaceted individual with multiple careers in the fashion industry: “I’ve been modeling for about a year and a half, work my 9-5 at an up and coming clothing company called PYLO and go to school full time.”
Over the next few months Zoe has a lot changes to look forward to, such as graduating college at FIDM and possibly starting her modeling career and residency in either Japan or London.
In her free time, Zoe really enjoys the simple things of life and tells us “I’d so much rather spend time with my boyfriend or friends watching TV and drinking wine at home.”
And for future plans? Zoe wants to live in the moment – “I just want to enjoy each day as it comes and just let life happen!”
Here’s Zoe’s style advice for our readers:
Personally, I always find myself dating men who have a unique, almost indie sense of style.
Vintage tees and jeans are universal but I find they look best done with an actual vintage tee (not a Ramones tee from H&M) and a pair of nice fitting Levi’s.
My love for simplicity has an aspect in every part of my life (especially style) but I also think there should be a sense of authenticity. Go for the things that look best on you, don’t try to fit right into a mold that you don’t necessarily want to be in.
As for pet peeves, I don’t really have a ton. For men, it’s a little bit easier to get ready in the morning and pick out clothing, so when I see a guy who hasn’t really even tried to look decent I’m almost immediately annoyed and turned off in every situation. That being said, a man who does try to look good is definitely a positive.
When it comes to events and such, I think a guy looks his best in a suit – not all occasions are good to wear suits to but when the opportunity arises, men should definitely put on their best.
My personal style beliefs for everyone are along the lines of jeans, a tee and a leather jacket; it never fails.
For men specifically, try adding diversity to your outfits if you’re the relaxed type of style. Wear different shoes, add a hat (maybe not a fedora though) or try a denim jacket instead of a leather jacket.
Personally, I think it’s difficult to go wrong if you just keep it simple. Instead of jeans every day, wear slacks and a button up with a nice pair of boots one day, or try a different denim wash, etc.
Remember, basics go a long way!
To keep up with Zoe, you can check out her Instagram account at https://instagram.com/zoebelleelyse.