street style the shakedown


Who you are and how are you living?

I’m Nicole Y., and I’m a full time student. I was born and raised in California, and still reside there today. I’m a fashion blogger and fashion designer who lurks behind a laptop at home, when I’m not elsewhere. I spend most of my time reading or shopping. I have never ridden on an airplane, but I’m always traveling around the West Coast.


What inspires your look?

I’m inspired by “classiness.” I’m always trying to find ways to look cute and grungey, while at the same time a little classy. I find inspiration from past fashion weeks, as well as more current designs. I love simple outfits that look as if a lot of time and thought was put into it, as ironic as that sounds.


Describe your style for us:

My style can be described as youthful, with some teeny bop inspiration sprinkled here and there. I like the effortlessly beautiful look, and try my hardest to feature that in my outfits. I also enjoy showing what I enjoy, so I’m not afraid to wear a shirt with Harry Potter burned across the front, or my old school spirit clothing. There’s nothing wrong with a little school pride.


What are some of your favorite brands?

My favorite brands include Jeffrey Campbell, Alexander McQueen, L.O.V.E., H&M, Mossimo Supply, Harajuku Lovers, and Jeremy Scott.


If you could wear just one brand for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Damn, that’s definitely a hard question. I’d love to romp around in Jeffrey Campbell wedge boots and Jeremy Scott body-con dresses.


What do you think of the current state of fashion?

Fashion is evolving at a ridiculously high speed due to fashion blogging. Designers are looking more to bloggers for inspiration as well as feedback. I love that people can dress the way they want without feeling the need to dress in a cookie-cutter style with lots of labels–Aberzombies?


Any upcoming brands you’re looking at?

I’m always looking at new styles on Etsy, but I have not stuck with any brands long enough to see them bloom–Can I just say Jeffrey Campbell again :) ?


Describe yourself in 10 words:

Confident, fearless, bibliophile, shoe/shopping addict, pink, creative, driven, one-of-a-kind!

Do you have a website?

Yes! I’m always updating my Tumblr with my outfits, style inspiration and travel photos.