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Style Watch

Fashion that’s comforting

Soft and easy pieces keep these three Bostonians cozy as dreams of spring creep in.

Tina Sutton

RUVI PERUMAL

  • 27, Cambridge

  • > As digital programs manager for ArtsBoston.org, Perumal urges locals to “Get ARTventurous!” The same could be said for her outfit, a comfy, idiosyncratic mix of colors, shapes, and patterns.

  • > Tying everything together is the small scale of the prints: dainty blossoms on the vintage harem pants (from Etsy), mini-bouquets covering the sweeping black scarf (from Zara), and a tiny red check enlivening her fabric belt (bought in hometown Sydney).

  • > As an animator and illustrator, Perumal knows the value of white space, like this classic T (from H&M). Her cheery red flats are by Melissa (from shopmelissa.com).

  • Favorite Stores Boomerangs in Central Square, Oona’s Experienced Clothing, Goodwill


Tina Sutton

ERIC SUPIL

  • 28, Jamaica Plain

  • > Relaxed, used, and broken-in is Supil’s preferred mode of dress, like his thrift-store mint green sweater and sky blue print tunic (from Boomerangs). Though he works as a bike mechanic, there’s not a spot of grease in sight.

  • > Echoing Supil’s laid-back personality is his calming color palette, like the blending of gray-washed neutrals in his hooded sweat shirt (from American Apparel), scarf (from Boomerangs), old A.P.C. jeans (picked up in London), and distressed boots (from his hometown in North Carolina).

  • > Supil is particularly proud of his vintage Dobbs felt hat — probably from the 1950s — found in a thrift store many moons ago.

  • Favorite Stores Boomerangs, Goodwill, Salmagundi

Tina Sutton

ZOLA COLEMAN

  • 27, Quincy

  • > A social-media blogger, Coleman buys only pieces that can be worn lots of different ways. This gray knit dress (from LF) can be belted, glammed up, or imaginatively layered.

  • > It’s nearly April, but the chill hangs on. Coleman cozies up with a black wool beret (stolen from Mom), three-quarter-sleeve knit top (from Betsy Jenney), opaque tights (Hue from Ann Taylor), and funky flat boots (AGL from Footstock).

  • > Adding an ode to spring are Coleman’s colorful accessories: a slouchy red Sven bag and Nicole Miller print scarf tied around her wrist (both from Betsy Jenney).

  • Favorite Stores The Garment District, LF, Betsy Jenney

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