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Style Profile: Simple, funky style for student
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Fargo - Zainah Haider pushes her personal style limits.

The 21-year-old North Dakota State University senior counts lipstick as one of her style staples and says she’ll never wear neon.


I spotted Haider downtown in funky high-waisted shorts, a crop top and of course, a bold lip.

Describe your style. I like to keep it simple and put together, but I also like to try funky things.

What are you wearing today? A crop top from Proper & Prim and floral shorts from T.J.Maxx.

Who’s your style icon? Rachel Zoe (designer and celebrity stylist). She had great style, and I love how she styles others.

Where do you shop? Proper & Prim, T.J.Maxx, plus online stores like Nasty Gal and Urban Outfitters.

What’s your favorite thing in your closet? A black chiffon dress with a crocheted top that I bought at LOT 2029.

If you had an unlimited amount of money to spend on one fashion-related item, what would you buy? Lots of shoes. They can make or break an outfit.

What’s always in your handbag? A bajillion lipsticks. I’m currently coveting a shade called “Spicy Cinnamon” by Revlon.

And I always have hand lotion.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? About an hour.

What’s your favorite summer trend? High-waisted everything!

Where do you look for style inspiration? is always inspiring, and I google festival fashion. People dress up so much for festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella.

One of my favorite people to follow on Instagram is @Tessa_Barton. She’s a photographer who takes the most beautiful shots.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525

Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace 
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