THE BOULEVARDIER: G20 style, in photos

If fashion makes a statement about who you are and what you believe, then what to wear to a protest? How does what you wear matter, and how does it set you apart? Do clothes tell people what side you’re on? (And should you coordinate your sign with your shoes?) Over the next few days, Marq Frerichs, The Boulevardier columnist, will be considering the politics of style at the G20.

Looking to show your support without the crowds, the jostling, the police? Pick up a T-shirt at Green Shag (above), arbiters of stylish tongue and cheek.

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TALK TO ME: Sarah Nicole Prickett, part II

Illustration by Ayalah Hutchins.

This is the second part of our conversation with fashion writer Sarah Nicole Prickett. You can read the first part here.

You’re known for your personal style. Have you always liked getting dressed? When did you first realize that you had a look?

“Always liked getting dressed. Not always good at it! In my seventeenth summer, I was at a Christian youth conference in Michigan—you heard me—and as part of some game, we had to divide into groups and choose the best-dressed from each. I won in my group. I was wearing a red-and-pink-striped shirt, red backless sneakers, and a red visor.”

What are the inspirations for your current look?

“My style is all about what I wasn’t in the ’90s: grungy, sexy, cool, platform-heeled, blonde, etc. I heart the teen movie wardrobes of that decade. But I’m growing up, and so, returning to prepster obsessions: stripes, pleats, a trench as a dress, a white shirt as a dress, a cardigan as a dress… I’ll wear anything as a dress.”

Does the term It girl make you smile? Or…

“Smirk? Look, if I were living in New York, I’d be one of a thousand girls like me. Only here do I catch hell and attention for having a certain haircut or attitude, or for going to parties and getting up to bitch about them the next day. Shinan Govani, the shrewdest observer, tweeted something about me being an It girl by positioning myself as the anti It Girl. Such adroit positioning. I must have done it in my sleep.”

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