Style Scout: Katie Staley


Clothing details: Dress, $18, Ross, within the month; hat, Ross, $6.99; within the month; necklace, garage sale, $2.50; ring, gift from my husband from the Indian Art Market, year ago; shoes, T.J. Maxx, $10, six months ago; earrings, gift.

Name: Katie Staley

Age: 27

Relationship status: Married

Hometown: Vinita, Okla.

Time in Lawrence: Nine years

Occupation: First-grade teacher

Dream job: Fashion stylist for everyday people.

What were you doing when scouted? Going to have brunch with my hunky husband!

Describe your style: Well, I’m really adventurous so it’s hard to pinpoint what my style is. One day I might wear a pencil skirt with my hair in a slick bun, red lipstick and high heels. Next day I might go for a bohemian look with a long, flowy dress and braids in my hair. I’m experimental. I love to take risks with my fashion. It keeps it fun.

Fashion trends you love: I really love retro pin-up styles and vintage looks like red lipstick and retro hairstyles that I’d like to learn how to do.

Fashion trends you hate: I don’t like little girls dressing older than they are. It’s great to see little girls dressing like little girls. Also, trend-wise, I don’t like babies wearing huge bows with flowers that are bigger than the size of their head.

Fashion influences: I just know what I like. I like a challenge. I like thrift stores, antique stores and vintage shops or whatever I’m drawn to. It’s hard to say.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? It would be neat to see a mom-and-pop grocery store downtown where you can buy basic necessities like bread, fruits and such.

Less of? I really like Lawrence because it’s unique. Maybe, less new construction, more renovation.

Tattoos or piercings: My ears are pierced.

Whom do people say you look like? Colbie Caillat or my sisters.

What type of music do you unwind to? Classic rock and oldies

Tell us a secret… I haven’t bought one piece of maternity clothing!


colicole81 4 years, 10 months ago

You are so beautiful Katie inside and out! I can't wait to see how well dressed Baby Staley will be with the help of you and Miles!

Nikki May 4 years, 10 months ago

How did it take this long to have the Staleys in this section? Most adorable family, and the nicest people. (They are beautiful, but you can't NOT love them, they are that great).

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