You've been waiting for the next installment of our in Instagram style series for far too long. This is the series where we pluck one lucky and fashionable Bostonian off of Instagram and spotlight them here.
So allow me to introduce 21-year-old Allston-based stylist Sue Tran. This gal spends a lot of time shuffling around the city, making Boston a much more visually appealing place.
"Right now I help out in fashion styling at Karmaloop/Miss KL a couple days a week and am also a temporary visual assistant for Louis Boston," she says. "I started as a graphic and web designer. So I do freelance design in my spare time as well as freelance styling."
Q. As a stylist, what is the biggest mistake you see in how people dress themselves in Boston?
A. I think people play it too safe. Because of the large college population, people get lazy and tend to stick to leggings and a hoodies generally because that's what their classmates are wearing.
Q. You spend a fair amount of time trend spotting, where do you look?
A. The biggest task for anyone in fashion is constantly trend spotting for what's going to be big next. The best way to look is for prominent trends on the runways during fashion month, but also what's on the fashion blogs and inferring from there.
Q. Favorite article of clothing in your closet right now?
A. My drapery grey AllSaints Spitalfields dress. I love the versatility of dressing it up or down. I've worn it both out to parties with a leather jacket as well as a job interview with a white blazer.
Q. If money were no object, store where you would spent all your cash and time?
A. I'd have to say AllSaints Spitalfields. I just think a majority of their collection are classic pieces that you can wear for seasons after, yet has a distinctive edgy aesthetic. You also can't go wrong with the quality and flattering construction.
Q. As a typography nerd, do you have a favorite font, or do you love them all like they were your own children?
A. This is definitely a tough question. I am currently obsessed with custom or hand drawn typography. People who can master this skill have a great amount of talent (and patience) that I am still trying to learn. For fonts, I tend to stick on modern, clean one. 'Brandon Grotesque' is probably my most used font.