Creative Arts

Style Swaps! A Treehugger/Birdwatcher Exchanges Looks with a Corporate Lady

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I’m a HUGE fan of the fashion site StyleLikeU (with a motto of “Freedom of Expression Through Personal Style, how can you not?), because the mother-daughter team that runs it has an eye for what style is really all about (that is, cultivating what you find beautiful and what suits you; thinking about your sartorial decisions in the context of your life and work; not trends; not looking like your favorite movie star; not “perfection”).

The site is packed with videos (some of them longer and detailed, which I often wish videos online would be!) and is absolutely inspiring for those of us who love to create our own, individual looks. I particularly loved the most recent “Second Skin” style swap between Brooke, a midwestern-to-NYC transplant who loves her pearls and heels, and Lindsay, an illustrator and birdwatcher who lives in Brooklyn. It’s kind of hilarious, and made me wonder how I would do wearing some stranger’s clothes for the day.

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Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.