Style That Talks: Military & Leopard at RU


Freshman Stacey Boateng was walking down the steps of Heth Hall when her fabulous military inspired jacket with a subtle leopard print caught my eye.

I greeted her with a “hi” and proceeded to ask her if I could talk to her about her personal style.  With a beaming smile she said “yes.”

Q: What made you pair these pieces together?

A: I wanted simple, but to look good.  This camo jacket is bold and still goes with a lot if you pair it right.

Q: What brands are you wearing?

A: The jacket is Rue21, pants TJ Max, my loafers are Shoe Show, and the crossbody is from the thrift store.  My ring is from Charming Charlies, I love that store!

Q: How do you feel about shopping at a thrift store?

A: Thrifted pieces are really great!

Q: How would you label your personal style?

A: It depends on how I feel.  Hipster, casual but fun, pretty with edge, my style does have edge.

Q: What are two trends you are LOVING for spring?

A: Headbands definitely!  I also love the highwaisted shorts, but the loose ones.  Not the really tight ones though.

Q: What is one trend you absolutely hate?

A: Super cheeky shorts, like why?  You have to know when it is just too much.


Boateng was doing everything correctly from her awesome light grey loafers with studs on the toe to the bow in her hair.

The statement piece of this outfit was the jacket because it was casual, had that perfect shade of green, and had an edgy print that truly expressed her personal style.

When working that leopard print or military twist into your outfits remember to not go overboard with it.

Instead of looking put together it will turn out sloppy and just too much.