Welcome back to our latest series, “The Influencer Edit” here on the rue21 blog!
In case you missed our first post of the series (which you can check out here), here’s the lowdown: once a month we interview one of our rue21 Influencers and get to know them a little better! From questions about fashion to what their typical day looks like, we get the inside scoop on their everyday life so we can share it with our fave people (that’s you!).
This round, we interviewed a guy with style so fresh, he has us shook every time he posts: Nygel Drury!
Nygel currently lives in Portland, Oregon and kills the street style game. All of his posts make us run to rue21.com to buy whatever he’s wearing! From his smile to his candid pictures, you can say that we’re kinda obsessed with this guy. We love following along every month as he ventures through Portland and checks out all the amazing sites his city has to offer.
Want to know more about this Pacific Northwest trendsetter? Read on for the interview:
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What’s an average day like for you?
An average day starts with a smoothie and a 10 minute commute to work by train. On the way, I always have my eyes peeled for fun picture opportunities. After work I like to either go on a jog or swim depending on how I’m feeling. Then, it’s cooking food with my girlfriend while figuring out which TV show on Netflix we want to binge–watch next.
What’s one thing in your wardrobe you would die without?
The things that I can’t live without are my gold chains. My chains are something that I must always have on and rarely ever take off. If I forget them, it doesn’t matter where I am, I’m turning around to get them.
Shop this look: Black Crossbones Varsity Jacket,
What musical artist are you obsessed with at the moment?
The artist that I’m currently obsessed with would have to be Travis Scott. His new album, Astroworld is amazing and stays on repeat at my house.
Who takes all of your amazing photographs?
The person behind the camera varies but it’s usually my girlfriend!
Where is the one place that you have visited/traveled that outshines all others?
My favorite place I’ve been to is Montego Bay, Jamaica. My sister took our family there last year and it’s my most memorable trip. The food is amazing, the people there are so nice and it’s such an easy place to just chill. During the day we’d hang out at the beach and at night we’d go out to fun bars in the area. Jamaica’s the perfect spot to just get away. Can’t wait to go back this year!
Why do you think that travel and fashion go hand in hand?
Fashion and travel go hand in hand because that’s when I tend to go all out. Travel is the perfect time to rock a new outfit in a new city. I believe you should always be dressed to impress at the airport—you never know who you’re going to meet or inspire.
What do you love most about being a rue21 influencer?
The best thing about being an influencer for rue21 is that it’s sparked my love of clothes even more! I love trying new trends and putting outfits together in unique ways. I love to stay ahead of trends and rue21 definitely helps me a ton on that.
If you’re as obsessed with Nygel as we are after reading this, make sure to follow him on Instagram and leave us a comment below!