“There’s no one word that describes my style — I try to switch it up a lot,” the star of the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera, “The Haves & the Have Nots,” told FN when the publication caught up with her recently. “I like trendy clothes, fads and classy [items].”
While Veronica Harrington, her character on the Tyler Perry-produced show, is much more apt to stick with a classy vibe, Robinson takes her fair share of fashion risks and has a few awkward-moment stories to show for it.
“When the midriff [look] was happening, I should not have been in that,” she joked. “I think I may have tried it once and my husband said, ‘Wow, you look fine.’ And I believed it — I probably shouldn’t have.”
Nevertheless, the stylish actress’ fashion misses are few and far between.
Here, she talks high-heel obsessions, why she isn’t crazy about designer brands and her go-to comfort label.
On how her personal style differs from her character’s:
“Veronica’s style is very different than mine. She is all about the bling — she likes to flaunt her wealth and wear lots of jewelry. I like a little [subtler] hoop [earring], maybe a choker and that’s it. I’m not into too much bling. I don’t like to wear clothing that flashes designer names — that turns me off big time. If I’m going to advertise for designers, they need to pay me!”
On why she isn’t crazy about high-end designers:
“I have to like it. I don’t want to wear something just because it’s designer. There are certain designers that I wear that some people may have never heard of. If I like it, then [the brand] doesn’t matter to me. I’ll go to H&M or whatever. I love little boutiques and going to shops in little towns.”
On her high-heel obsession:
“I love a good heel. I’m not a big flip-flop person. I’m not big on flats. My entire high school life, I wore heels every day. I like to start [my heels] at 4 or 5 inches. I just love heels!”
On the one comfort brand that gets her to wear a flat:
“If I do wear a flat — it’s going to have a little bling to it. I don’t know why it is, but an Aerosole flat is what I prefer. It’s the comfort — you get that cushioning in [Aerosoles]. A flat that’s hard [will make] you end up with calluses.”
On her go-to shoe styles:
“Everybody should have a neutral-colored mule. And you need a closed-toe style because you’re not always going to be ‘up on it’ when it comes to your pedicure.”