Ellie Zeiler Dishes On Her Collab With DSW and Her Top Picks for Back-to-School
Ellie is known for styling her friends and followers, killer fashion advice and overall cool-girl aesthetic—so it comes as no surprise that she's working with DSW. All of her top picks from the brand are each under $100, meaning they're both affordable and cute, and since back-to-school season is finally here, we figured we'd speak to the queen herself. Keep scrolling for our full interview with Ellie Zieler, where she dishes on all things DSW, back-to-school fashion trends and advice.
Sweety High: How did you first get into fashion?
Ellie Zeiler: I have had a love of fashion since a young age. I used to love getting dressed up just to go to a friend's house or for dinner with my family. I have also loved accessories for as long as I can remember.
SH: What made you want to work with DSW?
EZ: DSW feels like a match made in heaven for me because they carry such a wide variety of not only styles but price points. I am a big believer in mixing different brands and price points in one outfit.
SH: What are your favorite shoe trends for BTS?
EZ: I am loving loafers and chunky sneakers this season. You can wear loafers with jeans, skirts and even shorts. Sneakers have become so universal and go with any outfit from a sweatsuit to a dress.
SH: Do you have any favorite styles from DSW?
EZ: I live in my New Balance sneakers ($69.99) and Doc Martens ($89.99) from DSW.
SH: Where are your favorite places to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories?
EZ: I love thrifting as much as I love retail brands like Aritzia, Zara and smaller online boutiques/ I try to thrift unique and high-quality pieces but purchase staple pieces like T-shirts and blouses brand new.
SH: What items does every girl need for BTS?
EZ: Every girl needs the perfect pair of jeans, a classic white sneaker and cozy sweater to wear over your shoulders until it gets cold.
SH: What are your favorite items in your closet at the moment?
EZ: I have been loving everything Levi's in my closest lately from vintage cut-off shorts to blue jeans and a vintage style jean jacket I got recently!
SH: What would you wear on your first day of school?
DSW Franco Sarto Balin Loafer: $88.99
Hoerev Pleated Tennis Skirt: $16.99
Free People See Her Online Crop: $48 (currently on sale for $29.95!)
(via Free People, Amazon and DSW)
SH: Do you have any advice for teens going back to school?
EZ: I am going into my senior year and when I think of how nervous I would get going back to school, I wish I knew that everyone feels the same way! Give yourself the time to adjust and do whatever you can to feel your best. A good outfit that you love and feel great in is most important.
SH: Anything else you'd like us to know?
EZ: I hope that everyone spreads more kindness and empathy toward other kids at school this year. If you see someone who needs a friend or support, don't hesitate to help them. If you like what someone is wearing, give them a compliment! Try to make someone's day, you'll be glad you did.
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