Most stylish New Yorkers: Ms. Fitz

The performer and accessories designer models her wild style; we show you how to crib her look.

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    "I heart this tie-dyed creation by Verlaine," says Ms. Fitz of her splashy tee and jacket. "Verlaine is a high-fashion house designed by Vaughan Alexander; we met on a gig where I was backup dancing for Peaches and he was creating her incredible costumes."

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    "I wear a lot of '90s referential sportswear, but always in conjunction with something feminine or layered; I like that juxtaposition," Ms. Fitz explains of her Raiders shorts from a thrift store in Europe, where she also bought her vintage belt. "It looks a little baroque and old," she says of her waist-cincher.

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    "My socks are just cheapies from [Australian menswear chain] Lowes, but I wear them so much the heel is all worn out," admits Ms. Fitz. "Suffice to say, they're my favorite." She wears them here with buckle wedges from United Nude. "I have a major shoe fetish: I collect United Nude heels. I say, if you can see your reflection in it, then it's a good shoe!"

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    "I love his use of color and construction," Ms. Fitz enthuses about Vaughan Alexander, who designed her Verlaine shirt and jacket. She bought the highlighter-yellow woolen gloves from a street market in Paris.

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    "Ohhh, my favorite lipstick!" gushes Ms. Fitz, referring to MAC's Morange. "It's very bright and really packs a punch." The dangling peace-sign earrings "are fun little pieces I made."

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    "I was really drawn to the bold print and the wide cut on these vintage pants, which I bought in Sweden," says Ms. Fitz of her striped bottoms. She wears them with a necklace and crop top of her own design. "I was inspired by my journeys around the world, traveling through South America and a fusion of different cultures."

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    "My fluro-orange Block heels from United Nude---can you believe how fierce they are?!"

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    "My mum posted me this jacket all the way from Australia," says Ms. Fitz. "It's faux, terribly glamorous and even has rhinestones. It's from the Aussie label Cue. Thanks, Mum!"

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    Ms. Fitz credits her unique hairstyle to Spike at the Patricia Field salon (302 Bowery between Bleecker and E Houston Sts; 212-925-2741, patriciafield.com). "She's awesome!" declares Ms. Fitz.

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    "This dress is actually a man's oversize hooded sweatshirt, covered in random pagan and Buddhist symbols," admits Ms. Fitz. "I bought it from a 'coffee shop' in Amsterdam---totes '90s."

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    Ms. Fitz sums up these black-and-white wedges from Dutch brand Sacha (sacha.nl) with one word: "Bold!"

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    Groovy sunglasses from A-Morir (a-morir.com) and a chunky, braided skull necklace that Ms. Fitz designed complete the look.

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    Ms. Fitz uses a vintage Escada belt to give her ensemble "some shape."

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    "I love abstract and Pop Art, and this outfit is inspired by colors and painting," notes Ms. Fitz. Both the Moschino jacket and colorful patterned leggings are vintage.

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    "I love color and I'm not afraid of it!" declares Ms. Fitz of her fearlessly vibrant ensemble.

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    Ms. Fitz sports United Nude peep-toe boots. "These make me feel sexy," she says.

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    Ms. Fitz bought most of these bracelets from street vendors in Harlem, though the pom-pom bracelet is of her own design.

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    "This scarf is from some cheap everything-store like H&M or something," admits Ms. Fitz.

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    "I like to explore ideas of femininity and gender in my outfits, and this look is void of the female silhouette," explains Ms. Fitz. "I love that it's so baggy and oversized."

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    "Here, I've clashed four bold patterns together," acknowledges Ms. Fitz. "I hear people say, 'Oh, that print or color is so bold, I could only wear that with black,' and I hate that! Who says you can only wear one pattern at a time? That's a stupid rule!"

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    Ms. Fitz's purple leggings are printed with city abbreviations NY, L.A. "and other ridiculousness." She bought the Dutch workman's boots from a contractor in Holland. "They have a steel toe, a steel heel and even a steel tongue!" she exclaims. "I love them because they are so utilitarian."

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    Ms. Fitz created this necklace for Australian designer Tina Kalivas (tinakalivas.com). "I've created a number of capsule [accessory] lines for high-end labels," she explains. "We worked with a community of Afghan weavers to create a collection full of color and joy."

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    GET HER LOOK!

    American Apparel acrylic-blend knit gloves, $14, at American Apparel, locations throughout the city; visit americanapparel.net

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    Minkpink Kokomo waisted skirt, $59, at tobi.com

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    Dolce Vita Joelle booties, $229, at Dolce Vita, 149 Ludlow St between Rivington and Stanton Sts (212-529-2111, shopdolcevita.com)

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    Forever 21 tribal-print dress, $20, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

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    Yarimaki eyeball leggings, $76, at International Playground, 13 Stanton St between Bowery and Chrystie St (212-228-2700, internationalplayground.com)

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    Grown-up Mexican Baja sweater, $28, at La Sirena, 27 E 3rd St between Bowery and Second Ave (212-780-9113, lasirenanyc.com)

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    Manimal Horseshoe scrap necklace, $70, at Sodafine, 119 Grand St between Berry and Wythe Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-230-3060, sodafine.com)

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    Matt & Nat Beat bag, $90, at Kaight, 83 Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-680-5630, kaightshop.com)

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    o.d.m M Bloc colorful watch, $95, at amazon.com

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    Sandy Hyun double-finger pyramid ring, $65, at maxandchloe.com

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    GET HER LOOK!

    Bindya New York Digi floral scarf, $95 (normally $135); and Extension scarf, $95 (normally $135); both at LaCrasia, 85 Grand Central Terminal at 43rd St (212-370-0310). Mention TONY to receive this discount through November 10.

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    United Nude Block double bootie, $236 (normally $295), at United Nude, 25 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-420-6000, unitednude.com). Mention TONY to receive this discount through November 15.

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"I heart this tie-dyed creation by Verlaine," says Ms. Fitz of her splashy tee and jacket. "Verlaine is a high-fashion house designed by Vaughan Alexander; we met on a gig where I was backup dancing for Peaches and he was creating her incredible costumes."

Ms. Fitz, 25, accessories designer/performer (themsfitz.blogspot.com); Bushwick, Brooklyn

Her personal style: "Chaotic, colorful, unpredictable."

Her inspirations: "My style is inspired by my philosophies toward fashion—that fashion is for everybody, that fashion is an extension of your attitude toward life and that your own style is something valuable and beautiful. I'm currently inspired by my travels around the world."

Favorite stores: "Amarcord Vintage Fashion, Brooklyn Flea Market, Oak and United Nude."

Her signature look: "I usually paint on a monobrow. That's kinda 'signature,' I guess!"

Favorite designers: "I love Asher Levine (asherlevine.com), Peggy Noland (peggynoland.com) and Verlaine (verlaine.us)."

How she describes New York style: "Diverse!"

How her style has evolved through the years: "A lot, I hope! Otherwise I'd still be wearing MC Hammer pants. Oh wait...I am. Actually, my style evolves constantly; my inspiration changes all the time. But the common theme is that it is tongue-in-cheek, contrary and colorful."

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