Toronto’s Best Dressed: Shay Mitchell

Toronto’s Best Dressed: Shay Mitchell

The Pretty Little Liars star spills her innermost style secrets

Shay Mitchell
(Image: Evaan Kheraj)

She headlines a cult teen show, co-runs a lifestyle blog and has a fawning Instagram audience that recently breached the 9.5-million mark. Still, Mitchell finds time to look ridiculously fashionable at every turn. We asked the actress to reflect on her signature brand of pouty-lipped perfection. Here’s what she said.

I’d describe my look as…

Eclectic, and constantly evolving. Some days I dress like a flower child, other days I’m a biker girl. It depends on my mood.

My style icon is…

Sophia Loren. She’s so beautiful and classic. And sexy, obviously, but in all the right ways.

I break the bank on…

Bags, bags, bags, bags, bags. I have a problem. I could shop at the dollar store for everything else, but I need a good bag. My latest purchase, a tweed Chanel, was close to $3,000.

My favourite childhood outfit was…

Jeans and a bulky sweater, with all my hair pushed to one side. It was an ’80s look.

The most important item in a woman’s wardrobe is…

A basic black or white tee.

The most important item in a guy’s wardrobe is…

Great-fitting jeans. Slim, but not too tight. Maybe classic Levis with little rips in the knees. I’m weak for that.

My Stuff

“I just love the look, maybe because I was a dancer back in the day.” V-neck bodysuit, $50.
Coconut Oil
“I’m obsessed with this brand Kapuluan. They source coconuts from organic farms in the Philippines and give back to the community.” $20.
Nars Lip Pencil
“I change my makeup seasonally, and this mauve-rose colour is perfect for winter.” Velvet matte lip pencil in Bahama, $32.
Over-the-Knee Boots
“I love these with jeans or a cute skirt. They’re super-comfortable.” Lowland boot, $925.

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