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Trending / November 2020

What We’re Wearing Vol. 14: Our Portuguese Styling Savant Who Lives for Layers

Micaela Portuguese stylist wearing Levis at home

When we asked Micaela Stuart to label her style, she came back with “unlabeled.” Touché. Instead, Levi’s® Retail Experience Manager for Europe (part visual merchandiser, part stylist) goes for what makes her feel confident, comfortable and cool — velvet sweatpants, wide-leg denim and lots of layers. This, in her own words, is what she’s wearing.

Micaela wearing eclectic style and a beanie of Levis

I’d describe my style as eclectic and unlabeled, an extension of my personality. One day I wake up and my mood is classic. The next day, it’s funky. I’m very into trends, and I’m the first to try a new thing. On the other hand, I want to have self-expression. And I don’t shop by gender — it’s more important that you look cool and feel confident.

 

 

During lockdown, my velvet sweatpants added some stylish, comfy fun to my day. My first time out after, I was definitely excited about going back to jeans. My favorite pair? Uh…well, I have all of them. Ha! Maybe the High Loose, Ribcage and some 501®s. For now, I’m a high-waisted girl — and whatever is wide-leg, that’s what I’m going to.

 

 

Micaela wearing a Trucker Levis jacket

Here in Lisbon, summers are pretty hot, so the fun of winter is bringing back layers. I really enjoy mixing up textures and playing with proportions: a long dress and a short Trucker, lace on top of velvet, corduroy with denim. I remember that first day out, it was still summer, but I was like, “Okay, I need some layering.”

 

Micaela 13 year old wearing Levis

My go-to is mixing vintage stuff I find in flea markets and secondhand shops with contemporary pieces from this season. Sustainability is something I always look for, so I’m excited about Levi’s® recycled puffers, WellThread® and SecondHand styles. My clothes need to have meaning behind them. If it’s respecting and protecting the planet, I don’t mind paying a little bit more. 

I think, at the end of the day, you just need to feel good in how you dress. My cousin actually just sent me a picture of 13-year-old me already wearing a Levi’s® T-shirt. I shared in my Instastories like, “Hey, I think I was always living in Levi’s®.”

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