Ashley Tisdale doesn’t mind being the wardrobe of your most basic fall plans, from apple picking to pumpkin spice lattes. In fact, she’s serving up a heavy dose of plaids and jackets for every autumn plan you’ve got in mind.
“I’m a huge fan of plaids,” Tisdale told PeopleStyle at the Signorelli for Ashley Tisdale fall launch. “It’s just so good. You can dress them up. You can dress them down … I’m really, really proud of those because we have so many different color patterns and the material is just so great.”
She’s also loving the collection’s outerwear. “I feel like I have an edgier style and so that was what inspired a lot of the jackets this season,” Tisdale said at the event, which took place at Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica.
The star, who says she’s “excited to take the line and do more with it than just t-shirts,” dishes that the collection is going to keep expanding — “We have so much coming out,” she shares.
However, the star admits that designing a collection does take “a lot of hard work.”
“It’s really fast,” says Tisdale. “You create so much and you design so much stuff and then a lot of stuff gets dropped.”
“You’re just like, ‘Whoa. Oh my God. That’s so crazy,'” shares Tisdale. “I had no idea. I thought these two jackets were going to for sure be something the companies would come in and buy.”
And about those signature T-shirts — though the line is expanding, they’re not going away any time soon, and she’s always finding inspiration in surprisingly places. “We usually start with a theme for the actual overall collection and in that theme I just grab tons of stuff that I’m inspired by online and even just stuff like with my girlfriends,” Tisdale says of the creative process. “We’ll have dinners and my girlfriends will just say something and I’ll say, ‘Oh my God, that’s a t-shirt.'”
She continues: “I get inspired by people everyday like saying things and then I kind of just make it my own.”
But one saying you won’t be seeing on a Signorelli tee anytime soon, “I think ‘Blondie,'” says Tisdale.
“There’s been a lot of ‘Blondie’ shirts. Like I’m so over the whole thing – it’s just like, ‘Blondie,'” she explains.
As for the Haute Mess founder’s must-have fall item? “A really awesome distressed denim jacket,” says Tisdale, who just got one from R13 and raves about Topshop’s pieces as well.
And although Tisdale has her hands full as a style and now beauty entrepreneur with her makeup line, Illuminate by Ashley, the actress is also busy getting ready to re-launch her YouTube site this fall — and a collaboration with Vanessa Hudgens is coming our way! “I’m definitely going to have her do some episodes with me,” says Tisdale.