Although she’s an identical twin, Tia Mowry-Hardrict is definitely in a league of her own in terms of personality and style.
While her sister Tamera comes off as the more reserved, girl next door type, Tia isn’t afraid to take risks, daring to set herself apart.
In their earlier years, they chose to dress alike, or similar. But as time grew, Tia developed her own look and ditched the curly hair, spaghetti strapped dresses and conservative cover ups for sleek and sexy alternatives.
When speaking with Huffington Post in 2015, Tia talked about the importance of having her own personal style.
“I think it's really important for me to maintain my individuality mainly because I am an individual,” she explained. “Society tends to always make multiples -- whether it's twins or triplets or whatever -- one person. And it's not always fair. I encourage multiples to embrace their individual uniqueness, because just as you are an amazing unit together that can only happen when you are strong individually.”
And individuality is exactly what she gives. She has a penchant for combining the classics with edgier, more trendy finds.
In terms of going against the grain, it was a process for Tia.
“When you're younger it's all about conformity and being easily influenced -- especially in terms of fashion,” she said. “You just follow the trends. Whatever is hot at the moment you want to get it. You basically just want to be doing what everyone else is doing.”
To become the stylish bombshell she is now, Tia enlisted the help of a fashion stylist. But, she wasn’t easily sold on all the new pieces. She insists that collaboration is important to her to achieve the best looks, as fashion is one of the ways she expresses herself best.
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While most celebs with her level of industry experience are label magnets, Tia is an online shopping fanatic.
“I love to shop online, and I say that because it's not so limiting.”
She has a knack for mixing designer pieces with more affordable items and loves American Apparel and Zara.
Blazers, denim, dresses and pumps are some of her most worn looks; you can always count on her for a classic black get up!
What’s her staple piece? Shoes, of course!
“I'm definitely addicted to shoes. I love boots, I love high heels, I love flats.”
Even while pregnant her fashions didn’t disappoint, which can be difficult as a woman’s due date approaches and having a newborn can throw someone’s fashion routine off. But, Tia says it’s a must to keep the ball rolling. She credits becoming a mother after the birth of her son Cree as the beginning of her style evolution. She’s now a mom of two and is slaying even more fearlessly than before.