Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Sidewalk Style: The Belt Way

For this week’s Sidewalk Style, we stopped Howard University freshman Marsha Leo to check out her belted jacket and bright jeans. Read on to see more photos—and to take a poll on what you think of her style choices.

Marsha Leo, 19
Freshman, Howard University

What she’s wearing: Nine West boots; Forever 21 jeans; belt, cuff bracelet, bag, and jacket from Burlington Coat Factory.

Describe your style:
“Casually cute.”

Favorite stores?
“DSW for shoes and Forever 21. You can’t go wrong.”

Tell me about style at Howard.
“It’s very diverse. Everyone has his or her own style, so you don’t really feel a need to be like anyone else. People like to carve out their own look.”

What styles are popular at Howard at the moment?
“Scarves. Fall means a lot of gray and black, so everyone’s wearing scarves in bright colors to accessorize. Boots with fitted jeans are big, and colorful tights are popular, too.”


What do you think of Michelle Obama’s style?
“She’s classic and conservative but very fresh. I think it’ll change the way people dress—they’ll be a little less stuffy and formal.”

Rachel says:
Marsha is wearing a key trend for fall and winter that also happens to be very wearable: belted outerwear. The stretchy style of her belt is great for this, because it breaks up the line of the belt while accommodating even the bulkiest of coats or jackets.









Weigh in on Marsha’s look!

Have something to say about this week's Sidewalk Style outfit? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments! 

Sidewalk Style: Dressing on a Budget

Sidewalk Style: Shagadelic 
All Sidewalk Styles  

More>> Shop Around Blog | Style | Find a Spa

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Everything You Need to Know About Pho*

The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts

15 Casual (But Still Really Cool) Gifts for Your New Boyfriend

This Dramatic New Apartment Building Just Opened in "The Next Cool DC Neighborhood You Never Heard Of"

10 Cozy Places to Drink By the Fire This Winter

Free Things to Do in DC November 25-29: A Complimentary Turkey Fry

What It's Like to Manage a Target on Black Friday

Black Friday Brunch Specials Around DC

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do