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Style Diaries

See How This Artist Clashes Loud Prints and Ladylike Separates

Angelica Hicks is in the "leopard is a neutral" camp.

Graphic:
Stacey Toth

Welcome to Style Diaries, a new series where we research the physical manifestations of our closet tours IRL. We're asking friends and tastemakers to show us what they're *actually* wearing during the week and provide a little insight into their thoughts on the current state of fashion. This week we are speaking with artist and illustrator Angelica Hicks. Obviously, a woman of many sartorial interests, you'll either find Hicks in a white blouse and jeans or clashing bright prints.


What does your style *actually* look like right now?

"Quite loud and fairly experimental. I'm having fun putting together 'outfits'—it's a nice part of my morning routine. I'm definitely delving deeper into my wardrobe now than I have for the past couple of years."


Day 1:

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Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

"This is a very simple outfit that basically works to show off the shirt. The shirt is made by the very talented sustainable artisanal couturier graduate from Central Saint Martin's, Larissa Von Planta. Everything she makes is 100 percent upcycled, and this shirt is made from old Austrian curtains! I love the cinching at the waist and the asymmetric sleeves—I love the fact that one is long. I like to wear it under this coat because it shows off the cuffs. The coat is also the perfect comfortable spring coat. I'm a big fan of the wool gingham as it makes the print appear blurred. It's a simple look that makes me feel good."

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Wool Blend Plaid Blazer

& Other Stories
$175

Do you have an outfit formula or preferred style?

"More maximal than minimal, but I also love jeans—jeans with a clean shirt. Otherwise, I'm just mixing the hell out of prints."


Day 2:

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Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

"My mum gave me this hat for Christmas, and I feel like it completes the look better than a jacket would. I like the symmetry of the plain black hat and plain black boots which tie the colorful sweater and skirt together nicely. Tired but true, leopard is a fantastic, vibrant neutral. The sweater was also a gift (from my sister for my birthday), so this outfit is, I suppose, the gift that keeps on giving. The boots I have had since I was about 17—they were my first big purchase. I was always quite tall, so I used to wear them with horrendous knock-off Herve Leger dresses to go 'clubbing' in London. I kept them all this time and find it quite funny how differently I wear them now."

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Agnes Top Toluca

King Louie
$96

Predictions for what fashion will look like post-pandemic? Or at least how you will dress?

"I hope there's a lot more dressing up. And I hope there's less conformity to trends. I'd like to start dressing a little ridiculously, a little more over the top. I won't waste time worrying whether I'm dressed appropriately for the occasion."


Day 3:

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Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

angelica hicks

Photo: Courtesy of Angelica Hicks

"This is a foray into wearing a coat with socks. I've always wanted to do it, but I normally wear tights. Tights would not work with this look, so it challenged me to do just that. This is a very loud composition which I like—loud, but also matchy-matchy and topped off with my favorite neutral coat. I love the sweater skirt set, and I thought, 'Why not pair it with a sock-shoe set?' It made me smile."

Green Melange Knit Skirt

Self Portrait
$250
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