Style File: Ericka Smith

Advocate staff photo by Karen MartinStyle File: Ericka Smith
Advocate staff photo by Karen MartinStyle File: Ericka Smith

NAME: Ericka Smith, Baton Rouge

AGE: 23

OCCUPATION: College student

Tell us about what you're wearing.

"A maxi dress I got at Macy's, Jessica Simpson sandals and a Betsey Johnson watch."

Who or what most influences your style?

"I look at a lot of magazines to see what's hot. I get Cosmo so I look at it a lot."

What's the best fashion advice you've gotten?

"Simple is always better."

What's your favorite trend right now?

"I really like the loose-fit big shirts. They don't look good on me, but I really like them."

What trend do you wish was already over?

"Gladiator sandals. They don't look good on anybody."

What one thing do you find yourself buying over and over again?

"Skinny leg jeans or jeggings."

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman?

"Shoes."

How many do you have?

"Over 100 pairs. I keep them all in the boxes."

What's your favorite beauty product?

"My Cetaphil face wash."

Finish this sentence. I splurge on... ￉

"Shoes."

I skimp on...

"Food. I'd rather buy shoes than eat."

Name the celebrity whose closet you would like to raid.

"Jessica Simpson."

Make us laugh. What was your biggest fashion mistake?

"I have these colored jeggings. They're teal and royal blue. They look awful with everything."