Social media influencer, model, and brand ambassador Mariel Cornel created her own niche within the fashion industry – high-end, street-influenced style. While she dabbles in dance, creative writing, and slam poetry, it’s her collaboration with photographer Justin Quebral (who’s also her boyfriend) – Polydeux – that resulted in her making her mark as a social media influencer and Instagram standout.
Located in Los Angeles, a city known for its unique street style, Mariel not only shares her favorite fashions and products on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, but she blogs regularly on her life as an influencer, the work that goes into being a model and brand ambassador, and of course, her favorite fashion trends and how to style them.
Yee-Haw Meets LA Street
Mariel recently posted an outfit from the past on Instagram, and we’re in love with it. It takes the best of what she calls the “yee-haw” Western look and marries it with LA street style for a unique, edgy look.
Starting with a pair of black leather shorts, she added a Western top complete with leather tassels. Cowgirl boots add to the Western look, as does her wide-brim, brown suede hat. Big, bold hoop earrings add a touch of street style to the outfit, and a bold cat-eye completes her look.
The great thing about this outfit – it’s easy for you to recreate at home. Start with leather shorts for a rocker vibe, top with a Western shirt and add western boots and a hat. Go big and bold with accessories (big earrings and other chunky pieces), and you’ve got a look that’s perfect for a night out with the girls or a day of shopping.
Laid Back Looks Elevated with Statement Piece
With track pants and a plain white tee (she steps up the style game with a one shoulder, asymmetrical look), you can’t get more laid-back than this outfit she paired up with sneakers. What makes it stand out is the way she elevated the entire look with a camel coat.
A camel coat is always on-trend, and it offers a perfect way to take any outfit to the next level. She added a crossbody bag, too, which completes the style. Try this yourself by going with laid-back clothing and sneakers, then adding a piece like a camel coat to elevate the entire look.
Jumpsuits – From Date Night to Party Perfect
Jumpsuits continue to be on-trend the last few seasons, and Mariel shows off a jumpsuit in metallic silver (metallic are also hot right now). This look can take you from date night to party perfect, depending on the accessories you choose. For date night, pairing it with a black, plush coat and a simple necklace like she did will have your date’s eyes on your all night long.
For a party, pair a metallic jumpsuit with black strappy sandals and a shoulder wrap for a look ensures you’re the main attraction. Just keep your jewelry simple to let your metallic jumpsuit be the focal point.
The 90s Comeback Trend She Can’t Get Enough Of
Over the past couple of seasons, 90s fashion has been coming back full force, and there’s one big 90s comeback trend that Mariel can’t get enough of – 90s jeans. They’re hot right now, and according to Mariel’s recent fashion blog, the baggier, the better.
She recommends wearing them with a hoodie or cropped top, although she styled a black pair of wide leg jeans with a bright, spring green turtleneck and white sneakers. This is one 90s throwback trend you’re definitely going to want to try out yourself.