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Style Scout: Kelly McLeay

September 26, 2013

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Clothing details: Guess shoes, don’t remember price; slacks and shirt, $54 each, both from the Gap; Longchamp bag, $115.

Clothing details: Guess shoes, don’t remember price; slacks and shirt, $54 each, both from the Gap; Longchamp bag, $115.

Name: Kelly McLeay

Age: 20

Relationship status: Single

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Time in Lawrence: Three years

Occupation: Full-time student studying accounting.

Dream job: I’d like to be an account for a fashion magazine.

What were you doing when scouted? I was at the business career fair.

Describe your style: I would say fairly conservative and classy. My fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn.

Fashion trends you love: Skorts are coming back for women and I really like them! I’m also very into vintage, which is my favorite style — anything older has more character. I love A-lines (skirts) and things from the ’50s.

Fashion trends you hate: I’m not a huge fan of Converse, but some people can pull them off. I’m not a huge fan of them and overalls. I don’t think they should come back!

Fashion influences: A lot of them actually came from my older sister. She’s five years older than me so I was always growing up behind her and always watching her. I’ve been very inspired by her because she was always ahead of the curve. And then there’s Audrey Hepburn: I love the flair of her.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I would like to see girls looking nicer when they go to class. I’m kind of sick of the sweat pants, Nike shorts and T-shirts. I wish people would dress nicer and more presentable.

Less of? Less workout clothes when you’re not working out!

Tattoos or piercings: None.

Whom do people say you look like? I have gotten Mila Kunis a lot. I just got someone else recently. I can’t remember her name. I’ve been approached numerous times and have been asked by people to take pictures because I look like her friend. I don’t know what it is.

What type of music do you unwind to? I like oldies. I like Elton John and I also love the Doors.

Tell us a secret: Bruno Mars is one of my guilty pleasures!

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