Style scout: Katy Wade


Lawrence Journal-World

Jeggings: Gap, September 2010, $35. Shirt: Salvation Army, 2007, $3. Purse: Custom-Made, Mexico, April 2010, 230 Pesos. Earrings: Guatemala, 2009, 10 quetzales. Ring: 2010, gift. Bracelets: Abilene Antique Mall, 2008, $5. Sunglasses: Lost and Found, Acquired, 2010. Shoes: J Walk, July 2010, $20.

Age: 27

Sign: Aquarius

Occupation: Bartender at the Bourgeois Pig and 715

Hometown: Abilene

How long have you lived in Lawrence? Six years, in and out.

What were you doing when you were scouted? On my way to work at 715.

How would you describe your style? Comfortable, vintage-inspired and nothing too flashy.

What are your current favorite fashion trends? I like girls in dresses and men in well-fitted clothing. I also love jeggings — they have changed my pants-wearing life!

What are your least favorite fashion trends? Rompers. There’s something about them that just doesn’t seem right to me. And girls who can’t walk in their shoes — I think they look like camels.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? More QuikTrips, because they’re awesome. More bike lanes, more tortillarias, because we don’t have a single one, and a community rock-climbing wall.

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Djembes, those weird drums that people play on their porches.

Do you have any fashion influences? Everything I have learned about fashion is from “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Do you have any piercings or tattoos? I have my ears pierced, and I have three small tattoos.

People say I look like: Somebody that someone knows, a cousin or ex-girlfriend.

Tell us a secret: I have a false tooth, and it falls out from time to time.


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