myStyle Q&A: Tamera Mowry-Housley
The newlywed and star of Tia & Tamera, which returns to Style Monday, June 11, at 8/7c, gave us an update on what she's lovin' these days in terms of fashion!
FASHION PHILOSOPHY: Once I got married, my style changed. I have more of that elegant, sexy, grown-up woman look. Before, it was more about comfort for me—just because! Now that I'm married, I still want my husband Adam to see me as "hot." I'm not going to stop being sexy. I'm not just doing it for him; I'm doing it for myself. It's important to be that way because men are visual. I like conservative-chic clothes that are tailored because I've fallen in love with my curves. When your look is tailored, you can highlight your curves. I really like to show off my figure, but I don't want to be too exposed.
SHOPPING HABIT: The clothes that I buy are definitely classic, meaning I can have them for a very long time and they will still be in style. Whenever I buy something, I want to make sure that they last and not just for that season.
DESIGNER SHOUT-OUTS: I'm a creature of habit. I love Diane von Furstenberg. I love Rachel Roy because she's tailored with her jumpsuits and dresses—they're really great at highlighting the curves. For my everyday looks, I really like J. Crew. That's my conservative-chic coming in.
LATEST OBSESSION: I love my Marc Jacobs black skinny jeans because they're like jeggings, so they're comfy. I wear them on the plane since I can move in them.
SHOE TALK: I always wear Aldo because their shoes are fun, but they're reasonablly priced. I recently tried on these blush Balenciagas that I love. That probably has to be my favorite shoe. Mad drama! The shape of it isn't just your classic round toe. It's kind of triangular. You can put it with jeans and it instantly sexifies it or funks it up. You can pair them with everything and every color! Giuseppes are nice, too! And you can't forget Christian Louboutin.
(Tamera's favorite blush Balenciaga heels.)
WARDROBE STAPLES: I have to have a black blazer because it gives you a classic look instantly and you can wear it with anything—dress, jeans, tights, anything! I also love a pair of blue jeans and skinny black jeans because you can wear those with anything as well. You can dress them up; you can dress them down. I've got to have my cashmere sweater just because. I have to have a white T-shirt, but it has to be a men's white, crisp button-down shirt. You can put that with a vest or a sweater. You can put it underneath a dress for a preppy look. That's the conservative-chicness coming out of me again. I also have to have a sick black pump and a colorful, statement pump as well. Flats are definitely a must. I have these classic red flats by J. Crew that I can pair with anything.
FAVORITE ITEM SHE'S INHERITED: My mom is from the Bahamas, so she buys us these bracelets that you can only get in the Bahamas. We've been wearing that type of bracelet ever since we were babies. You can get them in silver and gold. They're these bracelets that don't connect. Every time I wear them, people always will ask me where I got them—or people from the islands ask if I'm from the Caribbean islands because they recognize it!
ACCESSORIES TIPS: I really love accessories. I think accessories make or break an outfit. You can wear something as simple as a T-shirt and jeans, but if you wear some sick diamond stud earrings or diamond hoop earrings, bam! You can never have enough accessories. However, usually, the last piece of jewelry I put on, I take it away because you tend to pile too many of them on.
Come back every single day this week to see how Tamera would style classic wardrobe pieces—and don't forget to catch the exciting Season 2 premiere of Tia & Tamera Monday, June 11, at 8/7c on Style!