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Street Style: Katie Ortman, 22

Where do you find style inspiration?

I used to spend a lot of time looking through fashion blogs and magazines, but now I have a better understanding of what I like and what works for me. I don't really search for inspiration, I just kind of know what I like. I'm not as easily swayed by trends and I tend to stick with stuff that feels like me.

What is one item you can't leave home without?

My watch. It was a Christmas gift from my parents several years ago and I wear it every day. I recently took it in to have the strap and battery replaced. I felt so weird without it.

Who is your fashion icon?

I don't know if I really have an icon, but I love Emma Stone's style. She has great taste.

What is your most hated trend?

Right now? Fringe. I'm really over clothing that is impractical and I feel like fringe falls into that category.

What is your favorite store?

Anthropologie. My friends will make fun of me for that answer because they say I shop there too much.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Des Moines' fashion sense?

Maybe a 5.5? I do think Des Moines proper compared to the suburbs is a significant improvement.