Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo
March 12, 2013
Shakurah Charles -- who describes herself as an eclectic, colorful and playful fashionista -- loves to debut new ensembles every day of the week. It's become somewhat of a mantra. "I hate to wear the same exact thing more than once," the 25-year-old Parkville resident said. "I love to mix and match pieces from old outfits." When we spotted the site manager for Elev8 Baltimore at work, we loved how she was able to pair a Gap navy blazer and mint pants with a patterned J. Crew top and fabulous brown open-toe Fendi platform pumps. Her accessories were equally impressive. Her earrings were from Forever 21, and her remaining jewelry was from Fossil and Banana Republic. Her purse was Louis Vuitton. "The key to great style," she said, "is originality and being true to who you are and what you love."