Leslie Levy, Realtor, Coldwell Banker

Number of years in real estate:

Describe your look:
Cute classic.

What do you consider a “fad not to do”?
My biggest “fashion don’t” would be wearing uncomfortable shoes or clothes just to be fashionable. I feel like you’re at your best when you’re feeling your best.

What style came back into fashion that shouldn’t have?
I’m not a fan of high waisted mom jeans. This look came out for a reason.

Which piece of clothing gets you the most compliments?
I think my “work clothes” i.e. business or career meeting dresses get the most compliments. On a normal day, I float between business casual and what I like to call mom mode.

What fashion crime have you committed in the past?
I don’t know if it’s a crime, but I’m guilty of buying the same item multiple times if I really like it. That way it always looks brand new and I don’t have to worry about trying to find it a year or two later if it starts to look worn.

Where are your favorite clothing stores or brands?
I’m a fan of Nordstrom, Saks and Macy’s for splits. I love Gucci and Louis Vuitton for accessories and handbags.

Without which fashion accessory do you feel naked?
I feel naked without earrings and some kind of purse. I always have a handbag, even if it’s just a small cross-body wallet.

Who is your style icon?
Michelle Obama (not fictional) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (fictitious lol).

What is the most expensive or meaningful accessory or item of clothing you have ever purchased? Do you still have it?
The most meaningful and expensive item of clothing I have would be my wedding dress. I have been married for 15 years and still have it. It was actually included in a wedding dress exhibit at the Chicago History Museum several years ago. Second second in terms of cost would be my new YSL handbag.

Which part of your closet do you wear the most?
The item of clothing I wear the most right now is my Burberry down coat. It’s a great coat that can be dressed up or down. The accessory I wear the most is a diamond key pendant that my husband gave me this year for our 15th anniversary. The key is so fitting because it symbolizes both the role we play in each other’s lives and my success in my business.

Blouse – DKNY, Shoes – Christian Louboutin, Belt – Gucci, Watch – Movado, Bracelet – Tiffany & Co.