Sia and Maddie. Maddie and Sia. The 2 are so inextricably linked, it is exhausting to keep in mind that there was a time once they weren’t twinning on the crimson carpet or touring collectively throughout the nation (so principally, pre-2014). And whereas Sia’s mini-me is rising into her personal individual as a task mannequin, an influencer, and a designer together with her just lately launched namesake style line Maddie, there is no denying Sia’s profound affect in almost each side of Ziegler’s life, particularly style.
“Sia’s very relaxed on a regular basis, and I suppose I picked up on that,” Ziegler tells InStyle, calling out Sia’s off-duty look that may be as informal as sweatpants and tees. “She at all times wears comfortable clothes, however she nonetheless seems to be put collectively. And I do know she would not care what individuals suppose—it is cool that she wears no matter she needs to.”
That method to fashion, marching to the beat of your personal proverbial drum and all, underlines the largest life lesson Ziegler has realized from Sia: “To remain true to who you might be.” For Ziegler, which means working exhausting to get to the place you might be (“I wasn’t excellent at dancing at first and I wasn’t nice at making style selections, however now I’ve my very own line and I simply completed touring with Sia—every thing’s potential for those who imagine in it,” she affirms). When it comes to style, which means prioritizing consolation above all else.
“My fashion’s very relaxed,” she explains. “If I’m simply hanging out with my buddies, I’d put on a girlfriend or a ripped boyfriend jean with a sweater and sneakers, as a result of I’d reasonably be snug.”
In fact her clothes line displays that ethos as nicely. Launched in October, Maddie shares a listing of simple knits, cozy flannel shirts, playful graphic tees, and funky joggers—all of the items that Ziegler personally wears herself (considered one of her favorites: this sweatshirt tunic). Oh, and plenty of denims—she lives in them, preferring baggier suits, just like the girlfriend, over skinnies.
“I suppose you’ll say I am a tomboy—I like impartial tones and flannels,” she says, although she’s fast to level out that that wasn’t at all times the case. “I’d say after I was youthful, I used to be very into pink and sparkles, like I would put on a shiny tank with a jean jacket and glittery flats. And I used to put on my hair in ringlet curls and pigtails. Mainly, every thing I wore, I am now like, ‘Ohmygod, I can not imagine I wore that.’ Again then, I believed I used to be the cutest.”
And as she evolves fashion-wise, she’s hoping her fanbase will develop together with her, which has already began with the introduction of slouchier denims and items which might be, in her phrases, “chill and relaxed.” “I’ve worn skinny denims all my life, and I used to be at first scared to attempt a saggy jean, however now I am in love with them,” she says. “I’ve so many pairs.”
The following style developments she needs to experiment with? Doubled-up denim, outsized jean jackets, and ripped shirts, she lists. “I’m making an attempt to not be as scared,” she reveals. “I’m undoubtedly not going to do something that’s too outdated for me, however I do need to step out of my consolation zone, attempt new developments, and produce them to the ladies who’re carrying my line. I feel it is actually vital to share that with them: to point out them what I am carrying, to allow them to put on it, too.”