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Tayshia Adams is living her best life. After starring on The Bachelorette in 2020, the brunette beauty moved to New York City, where she’s been pursuing some of her passions. Whether Adams is on the red carpet or at home, she always manages to be a stylish queen — something she’s embraced since uprooting her life to the Big Apple.

“My style has evolved a lot since landing in New York,” the 32-year-old exclusively told GRAZIA USA while chatting at Aerie‘s holiday party in New York City on Wednesday, December 7. “But one thing remains — I am the ultimate cozy lounge girl. I live in robes, I live in sweats, and I will not compromise, which is why I love Aerie. Right now, I am trying new things out, especially with colors. I am trying to be smarter about my investment pieces. I’ve been getting things that I can build upon in different ways, but I will always invest in a good color or a bag, shoe or statement sweater.”

The reality star typically gravitates towards Aerie’s comfy clothing, as she can’t get enough of the brand. “They have all your quintessential cozy lounge pieces, but they’re also trendy at the same time,” Adams, whose “IT” list includes: Aerie Down-To-Earth Crew Sweatshirt, Aerie Buttercream Crew Sweater, Aerie Flannel Skater Pajama Pant and OFFLINE By Aerie Real Me Waffle High Waisted Ruched Flare Legging, noted. “Their quality is incredible. I just saw a skirt I love!”

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These days, the California native is “manifesting” a fashion line — something she would love to “put out tomorrow if it was possible,” she quipped, adding that “it could be on the horizon.”

When Adams puts on an outfit she loves, she feels “good and confident,” even if it’s something she might have never thought about wearing in the first place. “If I feel confident in something, I can take on anything,” she noted. “I feel like that journey is so important for all of us. I feel like we’re all just trying to figure it out.”

After Adams’ reality TV stint, she’s been hard at work: she teamed up with Conair and Scünci — which are both owned by the Conair LLC — to release a collection of accessories and tools, in addition to focusing on philanthropy. “It’s still so surreal to me,” she said of the past few years. “It’s a very pinch-me moment, but at the same time, it’s not lost on me that this is such a surreal experience and could go away tomorrow. I am appreciative and kind to everyone. Everyone’s been so positive, and it means a lot. I hope it’s because they see a little part of themselves in me. I’m the girl next door and a very relatable person.”

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As for what’s next, the TV star isn’t closing the door on appearing on the small screen again. “Never say never!” she said. “I do think there are other opportunities on the horizon, and the television space is where I feel comfortable. I love would love to do more! Let’s freaking go. Sign me up, I am ready for it!”

“Hosting is something I love, and it makes me excited,” she added. “Who knows — maybe I will try acting, that could be fun! I have an open mind, and I do believe what’s meant to be will be. I’m very confident in who I am as a person, and I’m ready for anything. I’m obsessed with the fashion industry. The real reason I love it so much is because you don’t see a lot of mixed race women in these high fashion campaigns, and I would love to have the opportunity to tap in there. I am going to do it all.”

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She concluded, “At the end of the day, everyone is trying to figure out what’s next. Take that self-care time, take that time to work on yourself because when you’re ready, everything will find you.”