Wear is… Mia O’Neal?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Mia O'Neal?

Mia O'Neal
Mia O'Neal outfit

WEAR IS... MIA O'NEAL?

Laid-back Cali Girl, Mia O'Neal, is the epitome of cool. Her everchanging wardrobe, inspired by her travels, effortlessly combines multiple aesthetics while refusing to stay within structured boxes.

Who knows where the world will take this bright young woman, or perhaps, more importantly where she will take the world! But for now, keep reading for Mia's thoughts on airbrushed prints, her two cats and racial representation.

Mia O'Neal
Mia O'Neal opens up about racial representation.

Hi Mia! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hello! I’m Mia O’Neal and I live in Southern California. I am 18 years old and heading into my freshman year of college as a film major!

1. How would you describe your style in 3 words?

I’d probably say right now it’s a mix of street, feminine, and layered, but my style is constantly evolving!

2. Who or what are your current biggest style inspirations?

My biggest inspiration definitely comes from people I just casually encounter on a day to day basis— especially when I am traveling/in the city! My recent trip to Tokyo last summer really got me into Japanese street style <3 I’d also say social media is a great inspiration point for me.

Mia O'Neal outfit
Mia O'Neal

3. What does personal style mean to you?

My personal style means a lot to me! It’s one of the many outlets I have to express myself as an individual wanting to pursue the creative industry! Knowing that I can put an outfit together each day keeps me up and going.

4. What's on your thrift list right now?

My list keeps piling up now since thrift stores have been closed lately ;( but some of the items on my list right now include 70s flares, airbrushed prints, mesh tops with graphics, lacy bustiers, and gold jewelry!!

Mia O'Neal
Mia O'Neal

5. Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Probably just my best friends and my two cats :-3

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what's something you're really proud of right now?

Definitely my self-confidence. As a mixed black and Asian girl, I grew up in a constant internal battle with myself trying to grasp a sense of belonging in a world that catered to white people and eurocentric beauty standards. The concept of a beauty standard didn't exist to me. I was just convinced that in order to be pretty, it was pure fact that you had to be white.

Fortunately, as more POC began to be represented in media over recent years, I could resonate with these individuals and started to see beauty and potential within myself. Now, I am much more prideful and appreciative of my ethnic backgrounds and would never trade them for anything else.
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Where else can we find you, Mia?

You can find me on instagram @miaoneals and I also have a depop shop @juicerack where I curate a lot of my vintage finds from the thrift if anyone is interested in taking a look!

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2 Comments

  1. Britney
    06/25/2020 / 4:03 am

    MY LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️ MY LITERAL WHOLE HEART!!! Mia is a style icon!!1!1

    • vrx941
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      07/01/2020 / 6:04 pm

      She truly is! So glad you enjoyed!