This Delaware Fourth-Grader Is an Influencer in Training

Karis Nickel, a fourth-grader and aspiring fashion designer at Tower Hill School, gives a class in style and confidence.

Define your style: Casual preppy.

Fashion inspiration: Taylor Swift’s sparkles and casual clothes.

Patterns or solids: I like to mix and match, depending on my mood.

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Signature color combination: I like all colors.

How do you pick your outfits for school? My mom likes to help me pick out my clothes for school—but I always change them!

Fourth-grader Karis Nickel. Photo by Joe Del Tufo

Is the first day of school a big fashion day? Yes, [it’s] important—your teachers and friends want to see you in your best outfit.

Nail style: When I go on vacation to Walt Disney World, I like to paint my nails with characters like Minnie and Mickey Mouse. And when I’m not on vacation, I like to use a different color on each finger. And I love getting a pedicure!

Collectible accessory: Bow, bows and more bows, especially for special occasions.

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You never leave home without: My purse.

Favorite shops: Zara and Athleta.

Best accessories: Headbands, necklaces and bracelets.

Beauty ritual: I have curly hair, so I always use a leave-in conditioner. I love using Philosophy three-in-one shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath as my shampoo. [Scents include lemon custard, margarita, coconut and salted citrus.]

Sentimental item: The gold bracelet that my aunt gave me for my christening. I always wear it on special occasions.

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Career goal: Fashion designer, so I can make the clothes the models wear on the runway.

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