With those big brown eyes, caramel-colored tresses, and petite frame, Karen Lucille Hale truly beguiles anyone at first glance. Called simply as Lucy Hale in the celebrity circle, she ultimately gained popularity for helming the role of Aria Montgomery, one of the lead protagonists of the hit ABC Family show Pretty Little Liar. The show which mainly caters to tweens and teen audiences alike hired fashion maven Mandi Line to be the costume designer/stylist of the four leads. The stylist made it a point to build each female lead’s wardrobe based on normal teens’ clothing budgets. Injecting in highstreet brands such as Forever21, Zara, and H&M made each character’s ensemble appear relatable to audiences. According to Line, it is indeed Hale’s fictional alter-ego that is her most favorite to style with since Aria’s style is the epitome of the Mandi’s own sartorial choices during her younger years. “Schizophrenic fashion” is how she describes the style of Lucy Hale’s character in PLL. With every episode, Montgomery’s choices are of the eclectic side: being seen wearing vintage in one, and ends up wearing gothic black all over on the next.
With the fame her role in the show gained, Lucy herself is definitely at par with the stylishness of her PLL counterpart. Being based in Los Angeles ever since she started her professional acting career, Hale confesses that her number one priority when it comes to picking out what to wear would be comfort. Snaps of her running out and about on the streets of L.A. or attending festivals show that she opts for cropped tops, cut-off shorts, leggings, and comfortable footwear. She patronizes brands such as: Free People, Converse, Anna Sui, Lacoste, and Ralph Lauren. The latter two brands can actually be bought from House of Fraser, an online shop that is affiliated with CheekyBingo’s Pamper Hamper promotion. When it comes to formal events, however, Lucy does lean more to the haute couture of esteemed fashion houses of Dior and Marc Jacobs.
Despite being petite, Lucy Hale is a huge force when it comes to influencing today’s teen styles. Indeed, she is effervescently effortless.