STYLE FILE: Maggie Bowles

NAME: Maggie Bowles

AGE: 28

OCCUPATION: Graphic designer at VisitBatonRouge.com.

Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A Calvin Klein color-block dress, rose gold Sam Edelman sandals, miscellaneous Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer accessories with a Michael Kors handbag.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “Live colorfully and be classic.”

What’s your favorite fashion trend right now? “It isn’t the newest trend but I love a good smoking slipper-style flat, especially for fall.”

Finish these sentences. I splurge on ... “I splurge on shoes, no questions asked.”

I skimp on … “I skimp on accessories. You can’t say no to $5 colorful stud earrings from a random boutique.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman? “Both, but if I had to pick I would say shoes.”

How many pairs do you own? “Well over 100 but most of them have been resoled at least once. A good pair will last a long time with a little help here and there.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “Leighton Meester.” (from the CW’s hit teen drama, “Gossip Girl”).

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without? “I am a swimmer so I’m always in the pool or the sun and my hair can get crazy damaged but Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat leave-in conditioner keeps my hair healthy and shiny.”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “Oh man, I was in high school in the early 2000s when blow-up accessories were in style and I fell victim to that. Along with sweater vests that didn’t quite meet the tops of my jeans and platform tennis shoes. All very terrible things.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? “I have one particular pink and white striped Lilly Pulitzer dress that makes me feel like a Barbie; its my favorite.”

Pam Bordelon

pbordelon@theadvocate.com