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’Cause lookin’ cool ain’t easy.
Name: Janelle Zara
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.”