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Street Style at MCA Chicago

BY: Kelly MacDowell | Jan 19, 2015

Now that David Bowie has moved out, the most fashionable people at the MCA are once again its patrons (and sometimes, staffers in very Bowie-esque platform boots). We stopped by recently to chat with some well-dressed folks who took cover from January’s cold during one of the museum’s free community Tuesdays.


On Nick: Topman pants, Zenni Optical glasses, gifted sweatshirt and bracelet

Nick, MCA group tours

What his outfit taught us: Sweatshirts aren't just for lounging. Dress them up by pairing them with tailored pieces.


On Hollie: Windsor jacket, A’GACI top, Target leggings, thrift-store scarf, Cliffs shoes, Michael Antonio glasses

Hollie, student and community activist

What her outfit taught us: Mixing prints is still on trend. Learn three ways to do it.


On Katherine: Vintage Dior blazer, Topshop shoes, Caroline Abram glasses

Katherine, MCA guest services

What her outfit taught us: Platform boots are surprisingly versatile.


On Hana: Gifted coat, thrift-store hat and skirt

Hana, retail

What her outfit taught us: To think outside the beanie. Read more about stylish winter hats.


On Courtney: Vintage Calvin Klein jacket, Zara zebra-print jeans, Lori’s Shoes boots, J. Crew bag, scarf from the Bahamas

Courtney, film producer

What her outfit taught us: Denim on denim is cool. Here's three other ways to go all-denim.


On Jessica: Grandmother’s vintage coat, Urban Outfitters sweater, H&M leggings, Salvation Army bag

Jessica, student

What her outfit taught us: Shopping sprees should start in Bubby's closet.


On James: I Love Ugly shirt and pants, Happy Socks, Doc Martens

James, barista

What his outfit taught us: Statement socks shouldn't be kept secret. Learn how to show 'em off.


On Libby: Forever 21 sweater, Mom’s shirt, Goodwill belt, PacSun jeans, Doc Martens

Libby, student

What her outfit taught us: Stonewashed ombre is a thing. And we like it.

Photos: Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon


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