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Lily Collins' clothes draw from multiple generations

Published 24/06/2016

Lily Collins
Lily Collins

Lily Collins has a lot of appreciation for vintage pieces.

Actress Lily Collins infuses her wardrobe with all types of influences from historic eras.

The 27-year-old dressed up in clothing styles from the 1930s while filming her new television movie The Last Tycoon, and although the Old Hollywood era doesn't really suit her tastes with everyday wear, she does like to mix and match vintage pieces from other time periods when she's putting together an outfit.

"I used to love going for the '80s," she tells Elle.com. "I would go find a bunch of vintage tour t-shirts and the Levi's jeans, and big jackets, oversized coats. I'd also go kind of '70s retro-y. But now when I go, I'll (take) whatever I see and I'll mix and match with my own wardrobe. I never go with something in mind. I like having an array of generations in my outfits!"

Lily loved playing dress-up on the set of The Last Tycoon, but the star confesses she finds the ample layers of clothing women wore back then "annoying" because it takes so long to get in and out of an outfit.

So when it comes to her day-to-day wardrobe, the stunning brunette appreciates the fact she lives in an era where it is acceptable to walk outside in super casual attire.

"I'm a little bit more comfortable," Lily shares. "I love wearing jeans, and I don't wear stockings, which is what they wore (back then), everywhere. I like to be comfortable but I also like to look put together all the time. I don't wear dresses all the time–it's nice to save those moments for certain occasions and to make it feel extra special. In the '30s, every day was an event. And, as much as I love that idea, I think nowadays it's nice to have the differentiation of when you dress up and when you don't. I think it makes it a little bit more special."

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