As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer’s almost over and it’s time to think about back to school. Maybe cramming for tests or eyeing that cute boy in gym class is what gets you through the week, but nothing spells fun quite like picking that perfect back to school outfit. This year we have 11 fits and 47 different denim washes to choose from, but instead of hearing it from us, we asked our fave It Girls to share their love for their favorite pair of Garage denim in a feature we call the Denim Squad.

Denim Squad: Q&A with Tia Elisabeth

17-year-old Tia Elisabeth is one of Toronto’s top up-and-coming fashion writers. Editor of couturesquemag.com, she’s been a fan of Garage for some time, with a special love for our denim. She has a great Jane Birkin inspired fashion sense and always finds inspirational ways to match simplicity with style. Check out her personal blog, Tia’s Diary, and her Instagram for an exclusive look into her life. Read below to hear what Tia had to say about Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings, her love for the Olsen Twins and Devil’s Food Cake. (Right?!?)

Tia Elisabeth / Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings

If you could style one celebrity, who would it be?

This is so hard! Can I settle for the Olsen Twins? They put simple pieces together in such subversive, interesting ways; it always floors me. They also work with Sara Moonves, one of my favourite stylists, a lot, so I feel like my style is quite similar to theirs to begin with. I’d love to add a little bit of denim into their look.

What’s your favorite Instagram account?

I’m obsessed with Margaret Zhang. Not only is her style one-of-a-kind, she’s also a law student, photographer, and stylist, which I think is super cool!

Tia Elisabeth / Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings

“[Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings] fit like a glove, but don’t feel constricting. They’re a staple and I am obsessed.”

 

Describe your style.

Always changing, but typically rooted in a kind of 1960’s/70’s mod – smart and playful, but with a bit of a tomboyish edge (a.k.a trying to be Jane Birkin).

What are you listening to right now?

HAIM – Falling

What’s your comfort food?

Devil’s Food Cake!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I founded Couturesque when I was 15, I’m obsessed with dogs, and I’ve met most of the Harry Potter cast and crew.

Tia Elisabeth / Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings

Who’s your spirit animal?

Tina Fey

Why Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings?

They fit like a glove, but don’t feel constricting. I can wear them with anything in my wardrobe and they work like a charm – whether it’s under a dress, with a simple t-shirt, or even some Canadian Tuxedo (double-denim) action. They’re a staple and I am obsessed.

Tia Elisabeth / Garage Super Soft High Waist Jeggings

Like her look? Tia is wearing Garage Premium Dark Blue Super Soft High Waist Jeggings and our Square Print Scarf.