Street Smart: Edgy Plaid

by Roberto Leon, Street Smart Photographer

Street Smart Nov. 19Each morning, the clothes we choose to dress ourselves make up just one part of the image we convey to others. The other part, the one that causes heads to turn, is an aura of confidence. In this sense, style is a balancing act; representing a mixture of clothing items and personality. When embarking on my Street Smart strolls, this is what I strive to capture as a photographer and while on the hunt for a fashionable individual last Friday, I found just what I was looking for.

Meet Julia, a fun girl with a spunky personality who has an obsession with foreign fashion labels. Upon spotting her, I couldn’t help but notice that she was rocking her outfit. Mixing patterns and colors to stand out from the crowd, Julia took advantage of the warmer weather Madison experienced this past weekend, donning a striped, taupe-colored dress with a glossy red belt. Layered with a classic, plaid jacket and grey boots with stockings, Julia exuded a cozy-cool air. Adding an extra element of edge to her ensemble, Julia completed her outfit with a red, knitted beanie and a studded, black leather bag for a multi-dimensional look that helped her stand out from the crowd.

Here’s the Breakdown:

Name: Julia Park

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Nutritional Sciences

Wearing: “Most of the things I am wearing right now are from Korea. I went there for my freshman year in high school.”

Favorite Article of Clothing: “I think my favorite item is my blazer. If you think about it, a blazer could make an outfit. It could really dress it up or tone it down.”

Favorite Brand: “I am really, really liking Marc Jacobs right now.”

Personal Style: “I like dressing cute and, like I said, I like wearing a blazer that pulls everything together. For example, I threw this jacket on this morning and you know what? It worked, so I thought I might as well wear it.”

Spotted: Outside of Sellery Hall, November 15, 2013.



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