Street Style: What event-goers wore to Forum 35’s Art Melt

We scoped out fashionable Baton Rougeans at Art Melt this summer

Story by Kayla Randall • Photos by Jordan Hefler

ABOVE: Alexis Jackson, 22
Hair stylist

Wearing: Dress from Forever 21, longline vest from Apricot Lane, Brahmin bag, shoes from Forever 21, Michael Kors watch, and earrings, necklace, ring and bracelets from Aldo

Her style: “I don’t have any certain preferences. I just go with whatever flows.”

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Kiera Downing, 32

Wearing: Vera Bradley dress, her mother’s vintage hat and shoes from Payless

Her style: “I like to wear things that are comfortable, and I have kind of a hippie-ish, bohemian style.”

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Helrhiy Khametov, 27

Wearing: Pants from Academy Sports + Outdoors, Wilsons Leather shoes, old belt, vest from his native Ukraine, shirt his mother gave him, cufflinks passed on to him from his uncle

His style: “I like to dress fittingly for where I’m going and what I’m doing. I like to look like what’s on my mind.”

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Eva Schwartz, 29
LSU grad student

Wearing: Top from UrbanOG, skirt and shoes from Amazon, purse from Forever 21

Her style: “It really totally depends on how I’m feeling. I really don’t have a certain style; it’s all about what the feel is that I’m going for. I take from whatever I see and try to make it cheap and work.”

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Suzannah Burke, 20
LSU student

Wearing: Top from Forever 21, Pimkie pants, shoes from her mother’s closet, Pimkie choker, earrings from her sister’s closet

Her style: “I try to dress as eccentric as possible without standing out too much. I love thrift shopping and having a story to tell with my outfits, like pulling things from my grandmother’s and mother’s closets.”

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Daniel Hernandez, 22
LSU student

Wearing: His roommate’s Club Monaco shirt,
Zara pants, Topman boots

His style: “I really like prints, especially woodsy things, and really tight pants and boots.”

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Jonathan Wagner, 27
Screen printing shop runner

Wearing: Old shirt and hat, Levi’s jeans, Dr. Martens boots

His style: “I’m into heavy music, so that’s a lot of the style of stuff I wear. I like darker shades and that aesthetic.”

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De’Vannon Hubert, 33
Online retail store owner

Wearing: Shirt and shorts from Forever 21, Original Penguin flip-flops, old earrings, bracelet from Harambee Kulcha Shop

His style: “I like to stand out and dress to the season—or anti-season, if I’m feeling rebellious that day.”

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Brea Darby, 35
Marketing assistant

Wearing: Dress from Lafayette boutique Three Little Birds, Jessica Simpson shoes, earrings and necklace from daughter’s jewelry box, Apple Watch, clutch purse from Call It Spring

Her style: “My style is basically whatever decade I’m feeling that day and whatever my hair looks like.”