Real Life Style Icon: Aminta Online

This is one of many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we talk to clever, interesting humans who also happen to be painfully stylish. And then we distract them while we raid their closets. 
Name: Aminta Paiz
Age: 28
Location: Madrid
Online haunts: blog // instragram // twitter // facebook // youtube
Tell us three reasons that you’re awesome:
I’m fun, I have personality, I care about others.
What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
A furry pink headband, a printed surf top with “swim deep” printed on it, a black and white skater skirt, over the knee pink socks and white platform boots.
What is the last item of clothing you bought?
A thrifted yellow backpack.
What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
The Marc Jacobs multicolored sneakers and the Camper Himalayan sneakers.
Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.
Playing dressing up has always been a great experience to me. I remember playing Snow White at the school. I was 9 and I designed my costume, bought the fabric, and made part of it with a glue gun. I took the rest to a professional seamstress to sew it for me, but I was directing how I wanted it sewn. I loved that day.
What is your best thrifting score?
I think the 80% of my clothes are thrifted, I’m very good at it. I always find great bargains – I have some $ 0.50 treasures.
Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1. Mix prints that are the same colors.
2. Try thrift shopping and DIY the stuff you buy to make it more personal.
3. Add fun accessories – I like kids’ backpacks, pom pom earrings, and bold shoes or tights.
Thanks so much for sharing, Aminta! Your pairing as phenominal. P.S. A male fashion icon who can (allegedly) wear white pants without getting them dirty and 12 cats in haute couture.

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