Most stylish New Yorkers: Maia Souluvlai

The musical-theater actress mixes trendy threads with DIY creations.

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    Wilson loves this Susie Rose top (from Kmart; various locations, visit kmart.com) she was given as a birthday present last year. "I feel like a fire goddess when I wear it!" she declares. She pairs it with a Phool swingy skirt she found at a Bolton's (locations throughout the city; visit boltonsstores.com).

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    Wilson shows off her funky accessories: She found the feather hairpin at a random accessory boutique in the Fashion District, and the earrings were made from coasters she bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond (locations throughout the city; visit bedbathandbeyond.com) that she secured to beads from various craft stores throughout the city.

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    This Bebe (locations throughout the city; visit bebe.com) sparkly cuff was a wedding gift from fellow The Book of Mormon castmate Darlesia Cearcy.

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    Dainty rings, such as this heart-shaped style from another random Fashion District boutique and an accompanying sterling-silver ring from T.J.Maxx (locations throughout the city; visit tjmaxx.com) offset Wilson's other baubles.

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    Bracelets from T.J. Maxx and gifted by her aunt complement Wilson's wedding rings, which were purchased in the Diamond District and at an antique shop in Chelsea.

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    "I loved these shoes so much, I had to buy them in brown also," says Wilson of her Matisse bargain score from the Midtown East Daffy's (125 E 57th St between Lexington and Park Aves; 212-376-4477, daffys.com).

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    Wilson found this American Rag dress at Macy's (151 W 34th St at Seventh Ave ; 212-695-4400, macys.com). "The whole seventh floor is big-beautiful-woman heaven," she enthuses. The cardigan is from the Times Square Forever 21 (1540 Broadway between 45th and 46th Sts; 212-302-0594, forever21.com), which Wilson says "has a lovely plus-sized department."

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    This hairpin is from H&M (locations throughout the city; visit hm.com); Wilson buys many accessories there. "Maybe H&M will step up to the plate [and get a plus-sized department], so I can buy more than earrings and hairpieces there," she says.

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    Wilson calls these dangly numbers from Ashley Stewart (locations throughout the city; visit ashleystewart.com) her "going-out earrings." She piles on a Forever 21 necklace: "I bought it because I'm a star," she jokes.

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    "I feel like a super-cool Mary Poppins in these shoes," Wilson says of these Naya heels, another Daffy's purchase.

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    The performer combines various shades of neon for a color-blocking effect using another Forever 21 cardigan and skirt, and a striped Belle Du Jour top from Macy's.

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    Mesh gold earrings were a recent gift from a fan who came to see Wilson in the show.

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    Wilson bought these "super-old" retro velvet heels from Aldo (locations throughout the city; visit aldoshoes.com) when she was on tour with Rent in 1999.

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    "I call these my Edna glasses," Wilson says of her oversize red sunnies, which remind her of a pair the character wore in the Incredibles movie. They were a gift from Matty Wilson in the Book of Mormon wig department. "He knew I'd love them."

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    Wilson models another DIY creation: She found this black flower at a Theater District boutique and added a craft-store feather to create this one-of-a-kind headpiece.

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    These statement-making pendants, both designed by Jessica Dickens, were made for Wilson as a wedding present. "They can be custom-colored," she says. "I want another one to match my hair!"

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    "They have such a nice wedge for walking around New York City," Wilson says of her comfortable Easy Spirit (easyspirit.com) boots.

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    A bedazzled Style & Co. top from Macy's is paired with sequined Samantha Blake leggings from an Upper West Side Strawberry (2689 Broadway between 102nd and 103rd Sts; 212-222-0099, strawberrystores.com) for a showstopping ensemble.

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    The singer adds color to her all-black look with beaded Jessica Dickens earrings and a flower hairpiece from the Port Authority Bus Terminal Strawberry (625 Eighth Ave between 41st and 42nd Sts; 212-947-5799, strawberrystores.com).

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Wilson loves this Susie Rose top (from Kmart; various locations, visit kmart.com) she was given as a birthday present last year. "I feel like a fire goddess when I wear it!" she declares. She pairs it with a Phool swingy skirt she found at a Bolton's (locations throughout the city; visit boltonsstores.com).

Maia Souluvlai, "an actor never tells their age," actor-singer in The Book of Mormon (bookofmormonbroadway.com), Bronx

Her personal style: "I would describe my style as creatively free. I am emotionally driven. What I put on is determined by how I feel. I'm a chameleon."

Her inspirations: "I am inspired by colorful animals, birds, textured art, drag queens and the weather."

Favorite stores: "Little indie shops generally don't carry my size, so I shop at Desigual (594 Broadway between E Houston and Prince Sts; 212-343-8206 958 Sixth Ave at 35th Sts; 212-564-0722 358 Fifth Ave between 35th and 36th Sts; 212-239-0060 desigual.com), Forever 21 (locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com) and Lane Bryant (locations throughout the city; visit lanebryant.com).

Her signature: "One of my signature items would be my coaster earrings created by a dear friend of mine, Jessica Dickens (jessicadesignsjewelry.com). I am an amateur coaster-earring designer now—[I make them only] for myself at the moment."

Favorite salon: "I do my own hair. I use Creative Image Systems [in Adore] to get the crimson color, then mix bleach with developer and apply to my roots and tips [for an ombre look]."

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