Free-flowing and dictated by my mood. Because I’m always on the go, I like to grab pairable, transitional things that feel light. Most of the time, I’m in athletic wear and oversized shirts—those are my thing. Tights, a crop top with an oversized white linen shirt and a pair of Chucks [Converse sneakers]—that’s my everyday kind of look.
(Hunt attended Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, and Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington.) The second I got to art school was game-changing for me. I realized, oh, I don’t have to wear my pants this way and look like everybody else. I’m allowed to cut them up and be more expressive.
A tote bag. I dump my laptop, camera, water bottles, notebooks—anything I might need to keep me productive.
I could be into print if it’s a geometric pattern, painted words or letters, or a custom piece. I like to support other artists.
Places and environments. New York has always influenced the street style I gravitate to. But when I went to the United Kingdom, I loved the expressiveness. I felt more alive fashionwise there.
I gravitate toward warm, neutral tones like earthy greens, mustards, beiges and white. Those are the colors of my interior aesthetic and my wardrobe.
Yeah, but not in a weird matchy-matchy way.
Letting the clothes wear you; you should feel comfortable and confident.
I love big chunky scarves in fall and winter. I love layering.
Goodwill, of course. Buffalo Exchange in Philly is another good one.
I definitely could go with a no-scent vibe. But if I do, it has an earth tone like rose oil.
It’s transitional. It’s already short and curly. If I don’t feel like rocking my natural hair, I’ll rock some braid extensions.
My creative business partner, 7GOD. He does a lot of wearable art and custom pieces. You can give him a bag, tote or blazer, and he’ll completely flip it and give it new life.
The ’90s fresh millennials style—’90s prep.
I love a Converse platform sneaker or Dr. Marten’s boot.…I have seven of the same white linen shirts.
I’d buy more platform Converse [shoes] and flowing, oversized shirts!
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