Antoni Porowski on upping his 'Queer Eye' fashion game: 'I'm definitely treating myself' (Exclusive)

He may be the Fab Five's resident culinary expert on "Queer Eye," but Antoni Porowski could certainly fill in for co-star Tan France when it comes to fashion.

The Netflix star has noticeably upped his style game since the reality show premiered last year and, during a recent press event for his partnership with Olly Nutrition, Antoni told AOL's Gibson Johns that he's completely changed his approach to his personal style, despite a promise that he made to himself early when "Queer Eye" premiered.

"Prior to the show, I probably owned five pairs of jeans, 15 white t-shirts, some sweaters and the only thing that I’ve always been obsessed with is outerwear. As a Canadian, I’ve always had 15 winter coats," he explained to AOL. "When the show came out, I said I was going to still keep things really simple, but I have not kept things simple. I have way too many sneakers now."

Instead of the classic jeans and a t-shirt look that used to be Antoni's de facto daily uniform, the food expert is more likely now to be seen wearing a colorful cropped jacket, unusual men's pants, a cross-body bag and some sort of cool footwear. He's clearly taking more risks and having more fun with what he wears.

"Fashion’s fun! It’s such a way of expressing yourself," he said. "I used to think it was so vain, but if it makes you feel good to wear a bright-ass color or hat or whatever the hell it is, then why not?"

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Wesołych Świąt Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas 📸@tfortrace
*Go to Japan once.* In response to Tan’s caption on sameish pic, this is me now forever no going back new me who dis.
Yes that’s my resting hand position. Congrats @olivier_rousteing on a killer show sorry I’m not giving anything back 😬 🖤🖤🖤
Harajuku 🌞. 📸@tanfrance
Le look du jour.
Miss u Tokyo ❤️
Two of my cast mates whose names sound like Shlaramo and Blonathan literally twerking to my right. 📸@tanfrance
Carrousel demonstration of me enjoying the best egg salad sandwich ever to be had. Period. 📸@kingofsean1
Standing there smug af as if I invented outdoor iced coffee vending machines *sigh* I miss you Tokyo 😭.
Hasta luego, P.R 👋🏼😘
“Today we do Jacques Dutronc.” - Chloe 📸@tfortrace
I just paid $50 for a box with dried veggies that look like art and I’m supes happy abt it. 📸@shukiho
Flashback to pineapple in Tokyo.
Hopefully you voted. Now go treat yoself and read a good book ✌🏼.
Farm attire. 📸@rachellemendeztv
Grateful for remembering to wear a matching pair of socks. 📸@garose21
When preparing shiso chiffonade, a plunging V-neck and cummerbund are truly the only way to go. 📸@kingofsean1
“Athleisure.” 📸@tfortrace
❤️, A. 📸@tanfrance
American Cowboy from Mars. 📸@jvn
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Antoni went on to explain that, though he still doesn't love shopping, because he gets sent so many free clothes -- one of the many perks of being a public figure now! -- he only really buys himself things that he knows he'll truly cherish.

"It’s a weird thing, though, because I try not to be wasteful: I’m not a shopper, and I don’t like going to stores to just buy a bunch of clothes, because there are other ways I want to spend my time whenever I have it. We get a lot of gifts and stuff, though. It’s tricky, because you get something nice and you wear it once, then it’s like, 'Oh, I can’t be photographed in that again,'" he explained. "My mind works differently when I’m shopping now and, in a way, I’m actually buying less. But I’m definitely treating myself to some nicer things. I discovered The Row. The way everything is perfectly tailored, so simple and you can wake up feeling like human garbage and put on one of their garments and feel like a king or queen."

During the "Queer Eye" cast's recent trip to Japan, where they filmed several special episodes that will premiere on Netflix later this year, Antoni and Tan in particular used the trip as an excuse to take even more risks when it came to their fashion -- resulting in some stellar Instagram content.

"Tan and I went a little sh-- crazy, as you’ll see," he laughed. "There’s this one post we put up in Harajuku where I had on Jill Sander oversized men’s shorts that have a full-on A-line cut with panda slippers, as one does. You have to go all out! It would be disrespectful if we didn’t."

In addition to altering his fashions, Antoni has also made another change to his daily life: He's making sure to take more time for self-care, the importance of which hasn't been lost on him since his "life has gone from zero to 100," as he told AOL.

"Hitting my late 20s, I suddenly had a shift and realized that I'm not a superhero," he told us. "With work now, I really notice how precious everything is. Whether it’s the time I have with myself, the time I have with loved ones and how I take care of my body, I’m somebody who tends to lean on the side of excess with everything I do. So, whenever I can implement really easy ways to make myself feel better or where I’m just practicing self-care, like with the Olly gummies, it actually psychologically affects me, because I know it’s a moment that I’m taking for myself and letting myself know that I’m taking care of myself."

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 30: TV personality Antoni Porowski attends the 2019 City Harvest Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 30: Chrissy Teigen and Antoni Porowski speak onstage at City Harvest: The 2019 Gala on April 30, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for City Harvest)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 29: Antoni Porowski (L) and Karamo Brown attend the "Gay Chorus Deep South" screening during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 24: Antoni Porowski as Boursin and Antoni Porowski Host Farm Fresh Fete Entertaining Evening at a Private Residence on April 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Boursin Cheese)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 4: Tan France, left, and Antoni Porowski from the Netflix series Queer Eye, are seen outside the Capitol after meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Cast members of "Queer Eye" (left-right) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness at The Library of Congress on April 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images for Netflix)
NEW YORK - APRIL 1: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests Johnathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Tan France during Monday's April 1, 2019 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: Antoni Porowski attends the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Antoni Porowski -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Antoni Porowski and Sonja Morgan -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Cast from Netflix series "Queer Eye", Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Karamo Brown visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, March 18, included Mandy Moore ("This Is Us"), Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown & Tan France ("Queer Eye"), and musical guest Dean Lewis. (Randy Holmes via Getty Images) KARAMO BROWN, ANTONI POROWSKI, TAN FRANCE, JONATHAN VAN NESS
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: TRISCUIT unveils new Wheatberry Clusters with Antoni Porowski on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Triscuit )
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Antoni Porowski attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Antoni Porowski (L) and Dan Levy attend the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Party at a private residence on December 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GQ)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Joey Krietemeyer (L) and Antoni Porowski attends the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Party at a private residence on December 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for GQ)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Antoni Porowski attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Antoni Porowski attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 2 at the Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Antoni Porowski arrives for the Ketel One family-made vodka celebrates Queer Eye Cast at pre-Emmy Party at Kimpton La Peer Hotel on September 8, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: TV personalities Tan France (L) and Antoni Porowski attend Build Brunch to discuss ' Queer Eye' at Build Studio on September 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau (2nd from R) leading the 2018 Montreal Pride parade along with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Canadien actor Antoni Porowski (R) in Montreal, Quebec on August 19, 2018. - (Photo by Eric THOMAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: Antoni Porowski attends Netflix's Queer Eye and GLSEN event at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 12, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Antoni Porowski -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 24: (L-R) Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France and Antoni Porowski of Queer Eye attend a Spotify Premium intimate event with Florence + The Machine on June 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk,Phillip Picardi, Antoni Porowski and Karamo Brown attend Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Cast In Conversation With Teen Vogue at 92nd Street Y on June 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Antoni Porowski attends the NETFLIXFYSEE event for 'Queer Eye' at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: The cast of Queer Eye, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Bobby Berk at KISS FM Radio Studio's on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Chef Antoni Porowski collaborates with Silk to celebrate Bike to Work Week, giving New Yorkers free bikes, coffee and smoothies made with Silk to champion small steps toward a healthier lifestyle on May 16, 2018 in New York City. #ProgressIsPerfection #LoveMySilk (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Silk)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 09: Antoni Porowski attends Karamo Brown's engagement party at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 9, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Antoni Porowski attends the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: (L-R) Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness attend the Netflix FYSEE Kick-Off at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Antoni Porowski and Joey Krietemeyer attend City Harvest's 35th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for City Harvest)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Antoni Porowski attends The Center Dinner 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Antoni Porowski attends the 15th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Fashion Show and Fundraiser at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: (L-R) Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk of Queer Eye attend the 10th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Antoni Porowski attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Antoni Porowski attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Antoni Porowski attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown attend the after party for the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at the Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Antoni Porowski and guest attend the after party for the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at the Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: TV personalities (L-R) Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness visit Build Series to discuss TV series 'Queer Eye' at Build Studio on January 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown visit SiriusXM to talk about the 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' reboot at SiriusXM Studios on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Antoni Porowski visits SiriusXM to talk about the 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' reboot at SiriusXM Studios on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Bobby Berk from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy with Andy Cohen visit the Talk Andy show at SiriusXM Studios on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Television personalities Jonathan van Ness and Antoni Porowski (R) attend the Marcel Ostertag front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Marcel Ostertag)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Antoni Porowski attends New York Knicks Vs Orlando Magic game at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
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