Street Style: Mary Kate Knabel, 22
Student Iowa State University
Where do you find style inspiration?
I'm an Instagram junkie. I love finding inspiration from bloggers or brand accounts. Anthropologie and Damsel in Dior are my personal favorites.
What's your favorite place to shop in Des Moines?
I love Aimee. They have the best selection and amazing taste. I don't go to Des Moines without stopping in.
I never leave my house without my...
Leather clutch from American Apparel that holds all of my random things: Buxom lip gloss, mini note book for inspiration, Hempz Pomegranate lotion, among many other "essentials."
What's your favorite fall trend?
I am loving flare jeans. My style is moving in a sophisticated direction now that I am nearing the end of my college career I think flare jeans are fun and an elevated approach to casual style.
On a scale of 1-10 how fashionable would you rate DSM? Why?
Definitely a 10. DSM is making a movement in the fashionable direction and I am always inspired when I visit. Isn't it amazing to think an Iowa town is starting to make an impact on the industry?
What are you most excited for this fall?
Sweater weather. I live for layers. Nothing makes me happier than 60 degrees that require a sweater and Starbucks.
What current trend do you hate the most?
Platform shoes. Something about them is so confusing to me.
If you could jump on a plane and go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
I would grab my mom and we'd be off to Italy. I studied abroad last year and fell in love. We'd be sipping on wine in the Tuscan hillsides.