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Yalonda Howze

Cambridge, MA 022313 Yalonda House (cq) was photographed on February 16, 2013 at her Cambridge's Evelyn's & Angel candy store for the upcoming 2013 Boston Globe Sunday Magazine 25 Most Stylish. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MAG ASSISTANT: CECILLE AVILA

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Yalonda Howze at her Cambridge's Evelyn's & Angel candy store.

YALONDA HOWZE

Age 41

Occupation Attorney and owner, Evelyn & Angel’s Candy Shop

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Residence Cambridge

Your two jobs are very different. Does that make for an interesting wardrobe?

I like to be elegant when I’m working in the law firm. My wardrobe as a lawyer is like a uniform. But I stay rather conservative and classic at the law firm, especially when I’m going to court. When I’m at the shop or out and about, I like to have fun with my clothing. I like vintage pieces mixed with modern.

Any advice for shopping secondhand?

If it looks right on you and feels right, just go with it.

What about for young lawyers?

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Boston is conservative in terms of clothing for our profession. You want to focus on the client and not distract with the clothing.

Is that a fashion faux pas for a lawyer?

It’s not a faux pas if you’re really well-known and it’s in part your personality. Kind of like Hillary Clinton and the red power suit — she can wear a red power suit because she’s Hillary Clinton. [Laughs]  — Rachel Raczka

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