Brigit Bowers

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August 24, 2008|By Sloane Brown | Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun

Stylish Brigit Bowers has a philosophy about fashion: "Fashion is a means of individual expression, transforming and changing along with your life's phases and experiences." Right now, this 21-year-old Roland Park resident is experiencing her summer job as a hostess at Salt Restaurant before beginning her senior year at Vanderbilt University. But, we'd say her fashion reflects an individual expression that promises a chic future.

Age: : 21

Residence: : Roland Park

Job: : Vanderbilt University senior, part-time hostess at Salt

Self-described style: : "Individualized, neutral, dynamic and classically contemporary."

The look: : Tan organic cotton shirred Organik tunic. She's wearing two layered, ribbed cotton tanks; one espresso, one white. Dark-blue Blank skinny jeans. Chocolate cotton/cashmere cardigan. Chocolate suede Jeffrey Campbell peep-toe wedges. from Nordstrom. Gold-tone medallion chandelier earrings.

Where it came from: : The tunic, Sole Boutique in Rehoboth. Tank tops and cardigan, J. Crew. Jeans, South Moon Under. Shoes, Nordstrom. Earrings, Trixie's Palace in Fells Point.

Everything has a story: : "Everything I was wearing had somewhat of a meaning to me, which is common with most of my wardrobe. The earrings were a gift from a dear friend's shop in my hometown, Baltimore; the organic cotton top was something that I took one look at while away at the beach and thought looked rather strange, but tried it on anyway and it worked really well. ... It's a piece that I knew could be paired with either jeans or leggings, in the summer or fall. And the shoes were something I loved when I first saw them at Nordstrom, however they only had them in half a size too small. ... I bought the shoes anyway and after a few days of squeezing my foot into them and stretching them out a little to fit, they've become one of my favorite pairs of shoes."

Shopping has to be fun: : "I'm constantly shopping, not necessarily always finding things to buy. I don't enjoy going to places like the mall needing a bunch of new clothes. It's too overwhelming, and before you know it, you have a ton of clothing all from the same trend, same season, same time. Boring! I go on missions for certain things, whether I need a new shirt for work or a new pair of jeans. ... I love to browse shopbop.com and I often find nice tops from J.Crew, shoes and denim from Nordstrom and accessories and jewelry from all over. I love finding jewelry and clothes at unique places or while traveling; that way, it's something that reflects a place I've been or something I've done, and it's special."

Her money matters: : "Of course money is a factor. I am a full-time student. ... I never spend a lot of money on items that are just a last-minute trend."

She does have a fashion passion: : "You can ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that my weakness is jeans."

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