’Cause lookin’ cool ain’t easy.

Name: Janelle Zara

Age: 18

Occupation: student, waitress, newspaper intern, salon receptionist, soon-to-be Slovakian English teacher

Residence: Dupont Circle

Spotted: 11:05 p.m., 2400 block of 18th Street NW

Style Definition: “H&M whore,” with “Karen O and D.C. schoolgirls” as inspiration

Hipster Giveaway: multi-colored shag, layered tees—one plain, one animal print

Ironic Footwear: black-cotton Mary Janes

Prep Time: 45 minutes, “but that included checking my e-mail, changing CDs, and reading Angela’s Ashes.”

Brush-Off: “These are the same shirts I wore last night.”