Emily Palos Chats to The Idle Man

Emily Palos
PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Palos

Emily Palos is a model based in L.A. We spoke to her about her highlights of 2015 were and what she looks for in a guy’s style.

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We’re continuing with our interview series of influential women across the globe with model Emily Palos. Simply by looking at her Instagram feed you can see why she has built up a loyal following of almost 70,000. Posting pictures of her body of work, daily life and what she gets up to on the sunny west coast of America you can see why she grabbed our attention here at Idle HQ.

Being photographed by leading publications and brands alike she has carved an impressive career in modelling. All documented on her Instagram feed she definitely isn’t shy when it comes to showing off her enviable figure.

As soon as we heard about Emily we had to grab a few minutes of Emily’s time to discuss the highlights of her year, what she looks for in a guy’s style and who she thinks is the most stylish man on the planet right now.

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How’s your year been so far? Any major highlights?

This year has been amazing! I would definitely say it’s been one of my best years yet. Some of the major highlights would be dancing to all the amazing artists at the Coachella Music Festival, soaking up the sun in Palm Springs with friends, and traveling to Paris and Corsica over the summer with my boyfriend. This was my first time ever leaving the country and it was such an exceptional experience!

Emily Palos
PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Palos

What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

Definitely can’t stop listening to Selena Gomez’s new hit, “I Can’t Keep My Hands To Myself.” It’s so addicting! It’s just one of those songs I can’t help but sing and dance to in my room. (Hello guilty pleasure!)

What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?

I absolutely LOVE when a guy know’s how to dress. It speaks volumes. The coolest part about fashion is that it speaks before you do; it’s the first impression, the first look that catches his/her eyes, and most importantly it tells others a quick story of who you are by how you choose to express yourself.

Therefore, the most important thing about a guy’s style is for it to embody the man that he is in an effortless kind of way–whether that’s the jock, the preppy boy, the businessman, the skater/surfer boy, etc. Whoever you are, dress as such and you’ll exude confidence (which is even sexier than the clothes you wear.)

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

Touching on what I said previously, I also love when a guy can dress in an effortless fashion. To me, that’s the sexiest. When a man knows his style and owns it with confidence while also not going over the top in his fashion choices. A little bit goes a long way!

However, with that being said, I also love when a man listens to my advice and gets out of his comfort zone a little (be it with cuffed jeans, a staple leather or denim jacket, some nice vintage sunglasses, or well-fitted boardies!) Trust your women!

1 tip to grow your instagram account

It may sound so incredibly cliche, but honestly just be yourself! Post about things that matter to you and share your world in an exciting and unique way. Those that care and find interest in your posts will always be your loyal followers. Also, be real with the things you enjoy and love because no one wants to be sold products that aren’t really as great as you say they are.

In addition, I think it goes a long way when the images posted are taken with quality. However, iPhone shots are still great! Just don’t over filter/edit because nobody wants to see fake images! They’re here to see YOU.

Emily Palos
PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Palos

What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?

Personally, I can’t stand when a guy sags and wears baggy jeans. Also, I’m not a fan of the basketball shorts look (when you’re out & about) or running shoes with jeans (no no no!) Let’s add any of those Affliction style shirts to the list while we’re at it!

Any major plans for the rest of 2015?

Yes! I’m planning on cozying up by the fire for a white Christmas in Lake Tahoe with my family, followed by some tropical weather with my boyfriend and friends! Destination still to be determined!

Emily Palos
PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Palos

Worst dating experience you’ve had?

I honestly haven’t had any awful dating experiences (let’s keep it that way please!). If anything I’ve just had some odd/uncomfortable encounters with men while out on the bar scene. I’m all for confidence and appreciate the guts it takes for a man to approach a woman, however, I find that a little mystery, confidence, and a demure attitude attracts me (and most women I know) most.

Boys, play it cool! Be smooth but don’t come off as the overly confident player-type. Keep us ladies guessing. Also, a little wit and charm go a long long way. I love a man that makes me laugh! Lastly, always ALWAYS be a gentleman and treat us and others around you with respect–that includes the waitress and the valet… (how you treat others says a lot about you.)

Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

I would say David Beckham and Ryan Gosling. They always seem to look well put together in an effortless way!

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