Kristen Bateman, New York
It takes effort to get noticed on the streets of New York. Kristen’s fearless handling of color and her tendency towards unexpected pairings is always an eye-catcher.
How would you describe your personal style?
I would say eccentric, exaggerated, a bit ironic and I always like to experiment with accessories. I love to wear a lot of jewelry and I also love to wear a lot of makeup. Not a lot of makeup, but makeup that goes with the look, which I think is unique. I don’t think a lot of people do that, but I just love to give it my all.
How has your street style developed over the years?
I consider myself a collector so I’ve worked really hard to find really unique pieces. I’m just staring at my wardrobe, everything is there, from a Loewe bag in the shape of a cat to older Miu Miu items. I am absolutely obsessed with finding these pieces, collecting them, and then putting them in my closet. Also, street style is a lot about figuring out how to dress, how it works for you personally, and how you feel comfortable. For me, I can’t wear things that make me feel uncomfortable because I feel like it shows.
What are the biggest influences on your personal style?
My greatest style icon is my mom because she has always encouraged me to be very experimental with my style and express myself. She is in her 60s and has bright yellow hair so I think that says a lot.