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Mace & Crown | March 19, 2018

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Monarch Style: Jo-Ann Estes gets ready for Winter Temps

Clare Benedetto
Contributing Writer

Jo-Ann Estes, a Monarch senior pursuing a degree in International Studies, was spotted outside of MGB looking fashionable, influenced by dropping temperatures.

When asked what inspires her style, Estes laughed.

“Am I allowed to say Pinterest?” she said.

To a college student like Estes, working with what she already has in her closet is what is most important. Rather than spend money on new clothes, she prefers to look for ways to switch up how she wears her outfits, and consulting the Internet bolsters her ideas. However, she admitted that if she were given $1,000 to spend on any one item of clothing, she would race to buy a Burberry trench coat.

Estes describes her style as dependent on what type of mood she is in when getting dressed. There is one way she consistently branches out with fashion, though: shoes.

“I love funky shoes. I don’t do jewelry. I’m not a purse person. But I love shoes,” she said.

Having just returned from studying abroad in Morocco and Jordan, Estes understands the need to dress comfortably and with regard to the outside temperature. Harem pants are a favorite of hers, and now that the winter season is coming closer, infinity scarves have been added to that list.

She admires the wardrobe of Emma Watson, but the trend she would like to see emerge isn’t necessarily one related to posh English actresses.

“I love to see people ‘dress up’ – whatever that means to them,” Estes said.

Estes can usually be found with her black bag, a treasured souvenir she bought in Istanbul, slung over one shoulder.