In conversation with Leslie Leon

Read our latest interview with Los Angeles based fashion and lifestyle blogger Leslie Leon. Read all about Leslie’s Southern Californian style below. And don’t forget to download the Style Counsel app

How would you describe your own personal style?

My personal style really tends to change as the seasons do. Especially because in Southern California we aren’t accustomed to the regular season, in the colder months I tend to stick to darker clothes and a more structured look. In the warmer months which is a majority of the time, I love to really push it with the bright colours and prints.

What trends are you loving this season?

I am such a fan of florals and pastel colours for this season. I think the big use of bright colours, especially around festival season is so cute and its just a great welcome into the warmer months.

Who is your style Icon?

I definitely look up to people like Blair Waldorf, Olivia Palmero, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez. I think they each have the ability to make any outfit unique to them and I find that incredible. I also have a mild obsession with Gossip Girl so that would explain Blair.

What trends do you think will be big this year?

I think so far I’ve noticed a really big push for an 80s comeback for the next season. I would say that we could expect a lot of neon colours and more of the athlesuire looks.

Where do you tend to buy your clothes, and why?

I tend to stick to stores like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 simply because it is easier access for me and is more affordable to me as a college student. However, I am starting to get more into thrifting whether it be online or in store.

What fashion blogs do you follow?

In my spare time, I like to read Indie Foxx, Atlantic-Pacific, The Blonde Salad, Fashion Toast, and Gal Meets Glam.

Do you listen to music when you are getting ready? If yes, what’s your favourite playlist on Spotify?

I love to play music all throughout my day so I play a bit of the Dance/Pop playlist because I oddly get relaxed to really intense dance songs and the Discover Weekly playlist because I love finding songs to listen to a million times before I get tired of them.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

I hope in ten years to be able to be blogging full time or have work within either the editorial side of the fashion industry or something having to do with fashion. I am currently not trying to set myself onto one yet as I am still trying to figure out exactly where I want to go in the future.

What are your 2017 goals?

My goal for 2017 is to keep doing my best in my academics and to be able to blog more consistently.

What do you find are the top questions your followers tend to ask you most?

I think most people tend to ask me about where I get my clothes and exactly where I take my photos. I am really drawn to nature so I tend to shoot in the wonderful place mother nature has to offer in Southern California.

Pretend you’ve agreed to participate in Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. You’ve been told that you are only allowed to bring 5 items of clothing (including shoes and swimwear) and 3 beauty products what would you bring?

For Clothing I would probably bring a cover up, a hat, sunglasses, a change of swimsuit, and a plain white tee.

For beauty, I would definitely bring sunscreen, IT Cosmetics BB Cream, and the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. I’m going for that island glow so no highlighters or bronzers.

Where are people most likely to see you?

People are most likely to see me either at home, school, Disneyland or definitely on social media.