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Street Style: Leah Walters, 22


Creative Strategist & Graphic Designer

Where do you find style inspiration?

I'm a social media fiend. I can get lost on Instagram and Pinterest looking at street style and blogger images. That always sparks my creativity — I'll see somebody wear something one way and realize I can totally reinvent a piece I already have in my closet.

What's the one thing you can't leave the house without?

A ponytail holder. My hair always ends up on top of my head, especially in the summer.

Who's your style icon?

Lately I'm girl-crushing on Lily Collins. She somehow manages to look fashion forward and totally casual at once. I love how she can pull off both girly looks and edgy trends. Same goes for her beauty looks.

What trend do you hate most at the moment?

Closed-toe mules. They remind me elementary school. The comeback throws me off.

What's your favorite store?

Hands down, Urban Outfitters. They have the coolest selection and it's always changing. I'll buy a daring piece and mix it in with basics I already own.

On a scale of 1-10 how fashionable would you rate DSM?

Do I have to?

If you had to describe your style in 3 words, what would you say?

Fuss-free fun

What's your favorite thing to do in Des Moines?

Try new restaurants. Bonus points when they have a great happy hour.