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.