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Stylist and overall creative, Michelle Li counts being associate stylist at Refiner29 as one of her many achievements in the fashion world. Her signature look, a cohesive layer of bright colors and unique patterns, translates as one of the most D.I.Y. in the New York fashion scene, blending pieces we would have never thought to pair together.
Below, Li shares her favorite brands and what goes into creating a look as unique as hers.
What neighborhood do you live in?
ML: “The West Village.”
Where are you favorite places to shop?
What brands are you loving right now?
ML: “I really love Acne Studios—the styling on the website is so inspiring. Off Hours—I love their branding and the coats are so comfy. Walk of Shame—It’s such a cool brand; I love their imagery and their designs work with my style. PH5—Their brand mission is something that I really align with and the quality is so good!”
What are you go-to outfit essentials?
ML: “Nike Air Maxes and gray crew socks, a super chunky sweater, and a slip skirt or dress.”
Tell us your style philosophy.
ML: “Find all the colors and textures and never underestimate any of them.”