Street Style: Min Ji’s “Eclectic-Girly” Ensemble

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It was a steamy 95 degrees yesterday afternoon, so Min Ji's decision to linger in front of her local Tasti D Lite seemed appropriate indeed. After all, who couldn't use a little frozen yogurt after a sunburnt picnic in the park?

The quintessential sidewalk look this holiday weekend was informed by color, ankle-grazing lengths and big straw hats -- fabulous choices, all -- but we applauded her decision to go against the grain with a contrasting black and white ensemble.

Min Ji -- who recently relocated to the US to study English and fashion here in New York -- explains her sense of style "eclectic but girly," and claims she models some of her more outlandish outfits on Kirsten Dunst's vintage-inspired chic.

Her ruffled skirt and silky black top are scores from her native Seoul, while a tough pair of Rag & Bone biker boots were a more recent acquisition. A funky croc-embossed satchel handed down from her mother was a perfect vintage foil to an otherwise modern ensemble, and bright blue sunglasses added a statement-making pop of color.

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