When it comes to looking effortlessly chic, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Morgan Stewart has the formula down to a science. Just take one look at her Instagram feed, which greets you with a hearty mix of casual jeans-and-t-shirt looks followed by classic blazers and 6-in. heels, a winning combo that has earned her 880,000 Instagram followers. So instead of continuing to admire her fashion choices from afar, we sat down with Stewart in N.Y.C. to talk all things style — including her new activewear line (which goes on pre-sale today) and dressing for reality television. These are the lessons we left with.
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1. Looking perfect isn’t her top priority
“I don’t feel pressure to look cute, and you can see that on the show,” she admits to PeopleStyle. “I don’t care because that’s not reality, we don’t look cute all the time. When you’re filming every day, you don’t have something to wear every single day. Or if you’re in a rush in the morning and you need to go to your first scene and you’re like, I’m just gonna pull this random T-shirt and jeans, that’s life. You’re not always perfectly styled.”
A photo posted by Morgan (@boobsandloubs) on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:07am PST
2. A good pair of jeans is the key to every good outfit
Unless she’s traveling to an island with her friends and fiancé, the majority of Stewart’s photo-ops take place in jeans — lots and lots of jeans. “I am more excited to get a new pair of jeans or a t-shirt than I am about anything else,” she says.
3. You don’t need cleavage to be sexy
With a website called Boobs and Loubs, it’s clear that Stewart has been blessed in the bust region, but she doesn’t flaunt it. “I don’t show my boobs very often,” she says. “I keep them concealed. I dress more for the girl than for the boy. I think you can look sexy without showing cleavage. You can accentuate things but they don’t need to be shown. I always want to look cool, I never want to look cheesy.”
4. Contouring isn’t for everyone
Reality stars practically made contouring a household term, but Stewart stays far away from the makeup trend. “Drawing an orange stripe down my nose doesn’t mean it’s going away,” she says, laughing. “It just means there’s an orange stripe down my f–king nose.”
A photo posted by Morgan (@boobsandloubs) on Jan 23, 2016 at 9:18am PST
5. And there’s no benefit in altering a selfie
“What you see on my Instagram, that’s what I look like,” she says. “I’m not Facetuning anything. It’s false advertisement, and you start to believe in an image of yourself that’s not true. People have things on their face, you can’t deny it. Like, I get really shiny really fast, but I’m not going to blur that away so I look like a cloud.”
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6. Feeling good starts with nutrition
“My No. 1 diet tip, if you’re trying to lose weight: Change your diet a month before you start working out,” she advises, adding that “eating well and taking care of myself is what makes me feel confident.”
A photo posted by Morgan (@boobsandloubs) on Feb 6, 2016 at 2:38pm PST
7. Her new line, Morgan Stewart for Touché LA, makes her feel good about working out
“I go to yoga three times a week, but nothing fits me perfectly — I have a camel toe in everything,” she tells PeopleStyle. “So I wanted just create my own line. I put my heart and soul into it, and I would wear it every day all day. This line is something that I designed. Looking at a color on a piece of paper versus what it looks like on clothes makes a huge difference — we had to go over the green color four times.”
8. Athleisure should always be an option
“The key to athleisure wear is functionality,” she says of the style. “People, like myself, want to be put together but casual and effortless. I want people to feel like, ‘Okay, this is really cute to work out in. But if we want to go to lunch, we can.’ I wear workout clothes even when I’m not working out, so I created the line to represent those days.”
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— Jillian Ruffo