Style Scout: Kelly Matthews


Ali Edwards

Kelly Matthews, Lawrence. Clothing details: jacket, Kohl’s, Simply Vera, five years ago, $40; jeans, Charlotte Russe, two weeks ago, $19.99; boots, Burlington Coat Factory, last year, $20; clutch, Charlotte Russe, two weeks ago, $10.

Age: 51

Relationship status: Married, and I’m a grandmother!

Hometown: rural Topeka/Lawrence

Time in Lawrence: 20 years

Occupation: Executive director of a not-for-profit

Dream job: This is it!

What were you doing when scouted? Going out for a New York Cream Soda

Describe your style: Funky and contemporary. This is my favorite jacket.

Fashion trends you love: Boots, oversized jackets, pencil skirts

Fashion trends you hate: Boots and Daisy Duke shorts in the summer, halter tops

Fashion influences: Vera Wang

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Street festivals, outdoor shows like the Sandbar birthday party

Less of? Parades

Tattoos or piercings? I have my bellybutton and ears pierced

Who do people say you look like? When I was a kid, I got Melissa Gilbert from Little House on the Prairie. Since then, I’ve gotten Sandra Bullock.

Tell us a secret … I used to have a Harley.


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