Urban Edge

By Caitlin Giddens

Fall’s blend of trends

Pictured: Photos by Kathryn Krueger, kathrynkrueger.com

This season’s trends nod to past decades — the structured style of the ‘60s, the hippie-chic look of the ‘70s, the sleek silhouettes of the ‘90s — while paying tribute to today’s urban, edgy style. The look is layered, like a story that blends past and present. Although this season’s styles seem complex, anyone can master them and make it look effortless.

By Caitlin Giddens
Photos by Kathryn Krueger, kathrynkrueger.com
Styling by Hannah Kleinick and Jordan Stauffer
Hair and makeup by Courtney Yarbrough
Modeling by Meighann Foulks Findley, Whitney Kaufold and Julie Olivere
Special thanks: The Findery

Meet the Models

shopwaco-whitneyWhitney Kaufhold
Q: What brought you to Waco?
A: I got married in April and moved here from Austin to be with my husband.
Q: What do you do?
A: I am the marketing manager at Magnolia Market. I also have Whitney Kaufold Calligraphy and host calligraphy workshops here in Waco and in Houston.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of living in Waco?
A: I love that there is no traffic, and everyone seems to know everyone.
Q: Where is your favorite place to shop in Waco?
A: Roots Boutique.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: I would say my personal style is laid-back and casual. I like simple and comfortable, but cute.
Q: What is your favorite fall accessory?
A: It would have to be boots.
Q: What’s your favorite trend this season?
A: I love the slouchy sweater and skinny jeans trend.
Q: What was your favorite thing you wore during the photo shoot?
A: The black vest from Wildland Supply Co. I liked the vest’s length, and the material can be dressed up and down.

shopwaco-meighannMeighann Foulks Findley
Q: What brought you to Waco?
A: My husband grew up in Waco, and I grew up in Temple. After meeting as students at Baylor, Waco just feels like home.
Q: What do you do?
A: I am the director of operations at Facelogic Spa. I have always been interested in health and beauty, and after moving from Dallas, where I was working at Lululemon Athletica, this position seemed like it was meant to be the next step in my career. And who wouldn’t want to work at a spa? The aestheticians I work with are so talented and knowledgeable. They have definitely helped me step up my skin care game. My skin has never looked better!
Q: What is your favorite aspect of living in Waco?
A: Probably being so close to family. Waco is one of those ‘big’ little cities where you always know somebody wherever you go, and I love that. I also love being outside. So now that it’s cooled down a bit, I like hiking in Cameron Park, listening to live music at the Waco Hippodrome and going to the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market. And tailgating is my favorite!
Q: Where is your favorite place to shop in Waco?
A: Spice Village. I love having options, so it’s great that there are so many different brands available in the same space.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: I would say my style is classic with some trendy accents. I love a bold lipstick and a statement necklace, but I’m a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl.
Q: What is your favorite fall accessory?
A: Ankle boots and anything ‘Bordeaux.’ I am obsessed with ankle boots right now. It’s a problem.
Q: What’s your favorite trend this season?
A: Anything ‘70s. I love that flare jeans are making a comeback. And if something is suede or has fringe, I’ll probably buy it.
Q: What was your favorite thing you wore during the photo shoot?
A: Those amazing flared jeans [from Roots]. They created such a great shape and balance for my body, and they were super comfy. Definitely buying those!

shopwaco-julieJulie Olivere
Q: What brought you to Waco?
A: I moved to Texas from Massachusetts because my husband is in the Army and found a job in Waco.
Q: What do you do?
A: I am the director of marketing and programs at Historic Waco Foundation.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of living in Waco?
A: I don’t live in Waco, but I love working here. I love the hometown feel to Waco, whether it’s the shops, places to eat or things going on around the city. Also, the people I have met here have been so kind and welcoming and have helped make me feel more at home.
Q: Where is your favorite place to shop in Waco?
A: I have a few favorite spots. When it comes to decorating my home, Magnolia Market is by far my favorite. For clothing, I like Wildland Supply Co. and Roots Boutique. But because Waco is so new for me, I am always finding new places to shop so the list is ongoing.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: I would describe my personal style as effortless, but polished. To me, it’s always important to be comfortable, but still look put-together. That’s when finding something unique for your everyday look, like a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes, can transform your outfit for any event. And you will always look stylish, but most importantly, comfortable.
Q: What is your favorite fall accessory?
A: An oversized cardigan sweater, a good pair of boots, a flannel button-up top and any type of scarf.
Q: What’s your favorite trend this season?
A: I have been loving ankle boots and booties. You can pair them up with a pair of jeans and a sweater for a casual look or pair them up with a cute dress. The possibilities are endless.
Q: What was your favorite thing you wore during the photo shoot?
A: It’s really hard to pick a favorite. But if I had to choose I’d have to say my favorite item was the [Flores] wedge ankle booties from Prefontaine, and my other favorite was the Henri Lou leather bracelet [from Roots]. It’s the perfect accessory to dress up a simple T-shirt and jeans.

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