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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Her style? ‘A little weird, a little masculine, a little trendy, and a lot of streetwear’

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Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.
click to enlarge "I really try to teeter the line between extremes," says design manager Katrina Wolf. - ISA GIALLORENZO
  • Isa Giallorenzo
  • "I really try to teeter the line between extremes," says design manager Katrina Wolf.

An associate design manager at a financial technology firm, 27-year-old Katrina Wolf started developing her trademark mix of "a little weird, a little masculine, a little trendy, and a lot of streetwear" when Bria Salvador-French of Lincoln Park's Smith & Davis Salon gave her a bowl haircut five years ago. "Since then I have been really engaged with fashion," Wolf says. "I get really excited to dress myself every day, and I just feel great if I have pulled together a good outfit."

Asked if she has any fashion rules, Wolf says, "I really try to teeter the line between extremes. . . . Masculine and feminine. Sporty and chic. Casual and formal. For example, if I wear my favorite Adidas sweatshirt then I will pair it with pointy-toed boots. I also really like to pattern-clash, as you can see!"

That day she was wearing bleached jeans from @sweetbandits, a favorite retailer of hers on the shopping app Depop, where Wolf says she finds the best vintage sportswear and denim; a striped mock turtleneck sweater also from Depop; a tweed coat by & Other Stories that she first saw on fashion blogger Megan Ellaby's site; her "worn-in and perfectly comfortable" Emmeline Smooths from Doc Martens; and her favorite piece, a pair of cherry earrings by Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer Andrea Smith, the purchase price of which went to Planned Parenthood. "I try to shop as ethically as I can," Wolf says. "I am not totally fast-fashion free yet, but I am working towards it."

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