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Style Profile: Teacher's fashions fit her mood

Tracey Dullinger-Hooey takes style inspiration from women of the ’50s and ’60s, often pairing trendy items with clothes that have vintage appeal. Anna G. Larson / The Forum

Fargo - Tracey Dullinger-Hooey describes her style as “a lot of just me.”

The 27-year-old Oak Grove Lutheran High School English teacher mixes trendy items with classic pieces for a casual and slightly vintage-inspired look.

I spotted her downtown and liked how she paired fringy moccasin booties with cuffed denim, a printed top and a vibrant cardigan. It’s the perfect outfit to transition into fall.

Describe your style. It’s a lot of just me. Sometimes I value comfort; sometimes I’m more adventurous.

What are you wearing today? Minnetonka Moccasins booties, jeans from Urban Outfitters, a top from Marshalls and a cardigan from Forever 21.

Where do you get style inspiration? Pinterest and women from the 1950s and 1960s.

Where do you shop? Mostly thrift stores, Target and Urban Outfitters.

If you could switch closets with anyone, who would it be? One of my friends is a store manager for Free People in Minneapolis. I’d take her closet!

If you had an unlimited amount of money to spend on fashion-related items, what would you buy? A pair of Swedish Hasbeens (handmade shoes from Sweden) or anything from ModCloth (an online women’s retailer that specializes in vintage and vintage-inspired clothing).

What are your favorite things in your closet? My BDG high-waisted jeans from Urban Outfitters, my wedding ring, my Botny earrings and my cardigans.

How many tattoos do you have? One. It’s a Sylvia Plath quote going down my leg.

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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