Native Angelino, Leylie Aghili, has dedicated years to dressing women who want basics that are anything but basic. In 2011, she opened her boutique, Leylie, a women’s clothing store that caters to that very need.
With an emphasis on style rather than trend, Leylie offers a cherry-picked selection of seasonal staples, plus a whole lot of whimsy.
“I’m fascinated by the concept of artful living and then as an extension of that, how to dress for that artful life in a way that’s still grounded in reality.”
Leylie showcases her wildly popular line of clothing, which is aptly named Leylie, alongside indie labels that are hard to find. The Leylie collection is produced in Los Angeles and uses fabric from Italy, Portugal and Turkey.
The exclusive line started with a single button down and has grown to include sweatshirts, dresses, blazers and everything in between. The line can also be found in a few choice boutiques and on Anthropologie.com.
“Thematically, all things ‘Americana’ move me—the very spirit and simplicity drives my aesthetic. To me, value lies in the subtleties—from the texture to the pocket detail—that’s what makes an everyday shirt special enough for the every day!”
Leylie has gradually become a neighborhood “go-to” for fashion enthusiasts looking for the best not-basic basics. Best of all, it’s become a place to swap stories and ideas while surrounded by good fashion.