American Idol alum Haley Reinhart is always looking cute, hip and trendy whether she’s on stage or off. Our very own Chelsea Briggs caught up with her before her show at the Hard Rock in Hollywood where she told us all about summer fashion trends, how music inspires her look and more!

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When asked about the most important thing about fashion and style, Haley lets her clothing show off her personality and who she is. “It’s cool when it defines you and it’s cool to mix up different things. I like to go from different eras, from 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and to the modern world.”

Make sure to check out Haley’s new album Listen Up!, out now!

What’s your favorite summer fashion trend? Are you with Haley on the high-waisted shorts look?