A decade ago, Karrueche Tran began her career in the fashion industry as a personal shopper at a Nordstrom in Canoga Park, CA, and after 11 years in the game, our good sis has become an icon in her own right.
Recently, the Claws star sat down with ESSENCE to break down the method behind her epic style evolution and how her celebrity stylist friends help her slay the day in any weather.
The actress, who spends most of her time traveling between the east and west coast, says that while her personal style is much different from her on-screen character, Virginia, her closet is fully stocked with an array of bold colors:
"I would say a lot of leather and bold colors. I love color blocking that flows together. I'm from LA where I feel like our fashion is a little bit more chill and laid back because we have such great weather. Whereas New York, today I have on a sweater, but with a trench, so I'm layered up. That's what I love about being out here because it inspires me to dress better and do my hair up; just have a little bit more fun."
When asked how her style switches up throughout the seasons, Karrueche had this to say:
"I'm going to stick with the bold colors, but brighter. [I'll wear] a lot of mustard yellow, maybe some pastel colors, even leather. I feel like leather is year-round. It's sexy and it's chic."
"I work with Alexus Shefts. For a lot of streetwear stuff, Coachella, or if I have a trip to Miami, I'll always hit her up. I think she has great, edgy style, but that is more LA. Scott Louie, we just recently started working together, but he pulls a lot of amazing pieces and different things that I normally wouldn't wear. But once the outfit is on and everything is in place, it's like, 'Oh OK, I really like this.'"
When it comes to sneakers or stilettos, Karrueche has proven time and time again that she's a woman who can do both.
Here are 12 times Karruche's iconic style has given us our entire lives over the years:
Featured image by @karrueche.