Chelsea Kuenzel

. June 26, 2013.

Chelsea Kuenzel, student, Ypsilanti
Kuenzel’s sweet-slash-chic style caught our eye. We stopped the local to talk about everything from Ann Arbor fashion inspiration to dressing up as a student of science.

Where do you find inspiration?
Ann Arbor has such an eclectic style. I can pass somebody and pick an item from their outfit as inspiration. I’ll think ‘those are great pants’ and then hunt for something similar.

Are you into trends?
Some trends are weird to me. What was that one a few months ago, sneakers that were wedges? Sometimes there are trends that are just not for me — very weird and out there.

How would you describe your style?
It depends on my mood. Sometimes I want to do girly and polished and other days I want to be a little bit edgier and not so soft. Within the past year I’ve tried to sophisticate my wardrobe. I’m not a kid anymore, so I’ve got to polish it up just a little bit and make that transition. You don’t want to wear something inappropriate. You’ve got to look like you can be taken seriously, but not pompous.

How do your career choices affect that?
I’m a biochemistry major, which is interesting because I feel like I have a very free-spirited mind and creative personality. It’s not necessarily like you can be creative in science — it’s either this or that — but my style is the opposite, very in-the-moment. Sometimes it’s gonna be a girly dress and tomorrow it’s gonna be skinny jeans and Doc Martins. That’s kind of where I am in my life — growing up and developing into who I’m gonna become.

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