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Womenswear Wednesdays: Investor Melina Ward on her borrowed style

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Groups of friends have been enjoying nights out in the nice weather this week -- and when it comes to street style, friends are always a good accessory. Education and insurance investor Melina Ward was spotted with her pals in tow, and was even wearing her friend's coat at the time. Continue reading to discover Ward's style icons, which designer made her shades, and even what's in her bag.

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Name: Melina Ward.

Spotted at: 20th and Larimer streets.

Profession: Education and insurance investor.

Favorite film: Mary Poppins.

2013 jam: The Lungs album by Florence and the Machine.

Style inspirations/icons: I really like Blondie and Michael J. Fox. He never has any drama, even though he has a lot of things to deal with. I appreciate his attitude. And I'm not going to lie: I like Britney Spears, too.

Favorite color: White.

Favorite accessory: Shoes.

Style mantra: I try to be a bit bohemian with neutral colors, but with a pop of color as well.

Shops at: I shop online and at consignment shops. I like Amazon.com and Overstock.com.

The gold necklace Ward is wearing bears her name, Melina. "I just like to feel comfortable and to have fun. Sometimes I feel if you wear the right clothes, you don't have to do so much with the make-up," she says. These brown boots are knee-high and give Ward some height. "These boots are five years old and I recently had them refinished because I love them so much," she says. Go to page 2 to see the what's in Melina Ward's purse! This is Ward's metallic and braided bag. It's a bit oversized, so let's see what she keeps with her on this evening... "See for yourself," Ward says. Inside there is a brush, wallet, makeup case and some floss -- not too many items for such a large bag. Ward is particularly excited about this pair of sunglasses. "They are by Tom Ford and called 'Infinity Shades.' They were a gift from my husband," she says.

Style analysis: Ward takes inspiration from her friends' styles to shape her own. She borrowed the half-sweater jacket/half-military olive green coat and paired it with her own staples: her favorite boots and hat. Her bright, shiny bag and blue tights pop against the neutral palette, and she keeps her makeup light, giving her a fresh-faced appearance and allowing the clothes to speak for themselves. She displays a carefree style that is casual and doesn't take itself too seriously, yet is very fashion-forward.

When in doubt, borrow an item and pair it with your own, Denver.


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