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For her first venture into the world of fashion, Ryan Destiny had a single philosophy in mind: create clothing she would actually step out in at any given moment.
“A lot of the pieces I definitely personally would wear,” Destiny, 27, tells POPSUGAR. “That’s where my headspace was at: I wanted to give people a little bit of me through these pieces, but I didn’t put too much pressure on myself.”
Earlier this year, PacSun tapped the “Grown-ish” alum to launch her own namesake collection, and she’s been releasing limited seasonal drops ever since. The latest holiday 2022 drop includes festive party-ready looks, like faux-leather corset tops paired with color-coordinated, on-trend cargo pants and boxy cropped blazers that are ideal for the office and postwork drinks alike.
“They’re pieces that are simple and timeless so you can wear them for years,” Destiny says. “It won’t likely be something that goes out of style, so I love that part, too.”
For Destiny — who just wrapped the forthcoming film “Flint Strong,” which chronicles the story of Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, the Flint, MI, native and world-champion boxer — one material in particular is a must, especially during the colder months.
“I’m a big leather fan,” she says. “It’s always sleek, fun, and warm, so we like that. But it’s still very cute.”
And when she’s getting ready for a night out, the actor doesn’t shy away from stacking on the embellishments. “I mean, I love layering up my jewelry with rings, necklaces, and earrings,” Destiny says. “A night out can be really anything you want: you can pop a heel with it, and you can do that with literally all the pieces [in my collection].”
Ahead, Destiny walks through some of her favorite items from her PacSun drop, her ’90s style icons, and the one element of her wardrobe that she’s most looking forward to switching up this season.