Street Smart: Original Craft

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by Amy Gruntner

Name: Alicia Montague-Keels

Year: Senior

Major: Chinese Education

Wearing: Royal Blue Sleeveless Blouse – Marshalls; Black Shorts – Gap; Neon pink belt – H&M; Sandals – Forever 21, Earrings – DIY

Inspiration/Icons: Alicia turns to Sister, Sister’s Tia and Tamera Mowry for accessory inspiration, and to the characters Hanna Marin and Aria Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars for their eclectic ensembles.

Personal Style: “Funky and original. My style is a combination of my emotions for the day, as well as the time of the seasons.”

Spotted: September 29, 2012 at 4:00PM on Lakeshore Path

There’s nothing quite like the change of seasons in Madison. Today in particular, the sun was warm and the air was crisp, the perfect combination for a beautiful fall day outdoors. While strolling down the Lakeshore Path I had the pleasure of running into Alicia, her vivacious persona and her killer outfit.

Creating ensembles is something that comes naturally to Alicia, but it’s through accessories that her individuality truly shines: “I’m all about accessories. Nothing else matters because anyone can put on a pair of pants and a top, but accessories add personality and life to an outfit.”

Anyone who knows Alicia can tell you she enjoys crafting, especially when it comes to making her own funky and innovative jewelry, with her favorite pieces made using family photos. This fine Saturday, Alicia paired her jazz earrings with a trendy sleeveless blouse, tastefully tucked into black shorts. Roped in with a neon belt and sandals, Alicia epitomizes simplicity, confidence and originality.


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