Style Scout: Mara Williams


Mara Williams

Age: 20.

Sign: Aries.

Hometown: Topeka.

Time in Lawrence: A whole three days, but I’ve been a regular visitor for over a year now.

Occupation: Let’s just say I’m doing that whole “student” thing for now. Rock Chalk!

What were you doing when scouted? Going to WheatField’s and shopping on Mass Street.

How would you describe your style? I don’t fit nicely into any category really. I guess I’d describe my style as super-polished street chic, with a hint of bohemian inspiration.

What are your current favorite fashion trends? I’m all about the skinny jeans, of course. I also like menswear-inspired watches, blazers, plain T’s, tribal prints and canvas sneakers.

What are your least favorite fashion trends? Too many sequins! Matchy-matchy jewelry, plastic jewelry, pointed toe pumps, nude lipstick, tennis shoes with flare-leg jeans, bedazzled denim and cargo shorts on guys.

What do you want to see more of in Lawrence? I want a PacSun in Lawrence! But I also think Lawrence could definitely use more men’s fashion stores. There are slim pickings here right now.

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? I want to see less rude street wanderers, bicyclists riding around all crazy, and definitely less people drinking and driving. Not cool.

Tell us a secret: My hair is my favorite accessory ... but I want to completely shave my head while I am still young.

HAT: Urban Outfitters, July 2010, $22.

SHIRT: Miley Cyrus, May 2010, $3.

BRACELET: Forever 21, January 2010, $8.

RINGS: June 2010, gift.

GLASSES: PacSun, January 2010, $14.

SHOES: Urban Outfitters, July 2010, $10.

BAG:, Cheap Monday, December 2009, $40.

SKIRT:, Jack BB Dakota, December 2009, $50.


elbow 10 years, 5 months ago

groan. we need less hipster trash in style scout. forever21? pacsun? really? i would love to see some classy women in here-you've done it before, style scout-you can do it again!

cmoneil 10 years, 5 months ago

groan. she looks good and she buys affordable clothes, how totally lame. :) i like her hehe

campblood 10 years, 5 months ago

she does look like she can SNIFF out a bargain...

chuckufarley 10 years, 5 months ago

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chuckufarley 10 years, 5 months ago

I'll never understand hipsters. Conformingly nonconformist. Only missing some "thrifted" or "vintage" items. Suburban Outfitters? Big surprise. Why do people try so hard to make it look like they're not trying hard? $150+ to try to make it look like a $25 goodwill look?

chuckufarley 10 years, 5 months ago

Also, the user agreement is such that apparently, you can say "you'd do her" but not use an edited f-word.

BTW,, where's all the people of color? Granted, Lawrence is the whitest place I've ever lived, but is there really no diversity?

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