Street Smart: Legal Leopard
by Paige Schultz
Name: Erica Zurawski
Year: Graduate Law Student
Major(s): International and Environmental Law
Wearing: Leopard Skirt – J.Crew; Gray Scarf – Purchased in Thailand; Black Leather Jacket – Purchased in Germany; Flats – J.Crew
Inspiration/Icons: “I haven’t really picked out a specific celebrity. I really just look at online blogs or Pinterest.”
Personal Style: “I’d say that I usually go to the comfy/casual look with something that pops a little bit.”
Spotted: September 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM outside of College Library
When I picture the style of a law student, images of bland pencil skirts, sky-high heels, buttoned-up blouses, and stiff blazers immediately pop into my head. I envision someone just as serious as we perceive law students, and thus most certainly not an Elle Woods, making a statement from head-to-toe.
So you can imagine my surprise when I ran into Erica! Instead of a blazer, she sported a fantastic leather jacket. In lieu of a plain pencil skirt, she chose one with a bold leopard print. And as finishing touches to her cool-girl look, she opted for printed flats instead of heels, threw on a luxurious scarf, and donned a pair of stylish aviators. She was chic, she was effortless, and she was completely unexpected. Thanks to Erica, my stereotypical notions of boring legal style are completely nixed, and the case for fashionable law students everywhere skillfully won. My closing statement? Well done, counsel.