Birmingham Street Style Week 7

Sunday afternoons call for comfy clothes and relaxation. These ladies show that casual doesn’t have to be frumpy; it can be fun.


Collie, Teacher

RF Street Style 2-2

Shoes: Steve Madden
Shorts: Banana Republic
Jewelry: Banana Republic
Purse: Banana Republic


Favorite Places to Shop in Birmingham: Banana Republic, Express and White House Black Market


3 items you can’t live without: Pencil skirt, blazer and scarf










Ali and Meg, Students

RF Street Style 2-4

Ali (right):

Skinny Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Blouse: Urban Outfitters
Oxfords: Target


3 items you can’t live without: black skinny jeans, black leather jacket (“It keeps me warm, but it also keeps me stylish.”), red combat boots (“They’re really comfortable, and they make me look like I put a lot more effort into what I’m wearing than I actually did.”)


Favorite place to shop in Birmingham: Target  (“I like to take old clothes that I have and redo them.”)





Meg (left):

T-shirt: Goodwill
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Converse


3 items you can’t live without: skinny jeans, oversized brown plaid shirt and brown leather-hiking boots


Photos by Rachel Freeny

Birmingham street style: Week Five

This week I hit the streets of Homewood to see what style I could find closer to home. I happened upon four stylish women, all of whom were a delight to photograph. Check out their styles below: eclectic, gothic and a little in between.

Alyssa, age 20, UAB student










































Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: DSW

K: Describe your style in one word.
A: People call me gothic, I don’t know. I’d say gothic chic.

K: What’s your go-to item in your closet?
A: Boots and black pants.

K: What are three wardrobe  essentials you couldn’t live without?
A: Boots, black pants and black shirts.


Courtney, age 24, web developer for Church of the Highlands


































Shirt: Target
Scarf: Francesca’s
Jeans: Jessica Simpson
Shoes: Belk

K: What’s your favorite trend this season?
C: Anything mint colored.

K: What are three wardrobe essentials you couldn’t live without?
C: Skinny jeans, solid tanks, and either boots or flats depending on the season.

K: What’s your favorite store in Birmingham to shop in?
C: The Loft.


Lele, age 25, JH Ranch




































Shirt: Boutique in North Carolina
Jeans: Forever 21
Glasses: Ray Ban
Headband: Anthropologie

K: Describe your style in one word.
L: Eclectic.

K: What’s your go-to item in your closet?
L: A cotton dress.

K: What’s your favorite store in Birmingham to shop at?
L: Anthropologie


Kristen, age 32, JH Ranch






































Shirt: Gap
Blazer: Gap
Jeans: Citizen
Shoes: Steve Madden
Glasses: Target

Ka: Describe your style in one word.
Kr: Classic.

Ka: What’s your favorite trend this season?
Kr: Pastel jeans.

Ka: What is your go-to item in your closet?
Kr: Boyfriend denim button-up.

Photos by Katie Willis

Birmingham Street Style: Week Four


Madeline NeSmith, 22, Student Teacher 

Necklace: Etsy

Dress: Marshalls

Bag: Matt and Nat

Which store do you draw inspiration from?

It’s definitely  J. Crew.

What would you say is your favorite trend this season?

I can always get on board with florals!



















Marry Brittain Blankenship, 30, Physician, Salt Lake City 

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Necklace: AtHome

Blouse: Nordstrom Rack

Shorts: Target

Wedges: Nordstrom

What is your favorite piece currently in your wardrobe?

If it were after Labor Day, my white J Brand skinny jeans, but for right now I’ll go with my coral skinny jeans.

Give me a brief description of your personal street style.

It’s a blend of trendy meets classic.

Birmingham Street Style: Week Three

On a dreary March day, these ladies brightened up Birmingham with their unique takes on cold weather fashion.

Haley, Marketing Specialist for Charter Business

Birmingham Street Style

Jacket: Lilly Pulitzer

Ballet Flats, Purse: Tory Burch


Favorite Place to Shop in Birmingham: Anthropologie for signature pieces, French Connection (“Wherever they sell that, that’s where I’ll be.”)

3 Go-to Items in Your Closet: Blue Cape, Button down Columbia fishing shirt, colored blazer















Jack, Photographer and Graphic Designer

Birmingham Street Style 2Clothes: mostly thrifted


Cowboy Boots: Ariat

Pants: American Eagle

Shirt: Old Navy

Beanie: Carhartt


Favorite Place to Shop in Birmingham: Goodwill on Green Springs Ave. and the Lovelady Thrift Store


3 Go-to Items in Your Closet: Cowboy Boots, a really great Little Black Dress, vintage Golden Rule BBQ t shirt


Photos by Rachel Freeny

Bringing style to the streets

street style1Street style isn’t something that needs to be regulated to big cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Birmingham has its own street style, and Exodus wants to showcase it.

Each week there will be at least three photos of people around town featured on our website. These individuals will showcase an interesting take on fashion and personal style.

We will be scouring the streets for people, but if you know someone with unique style, or would like to submit yourself, please send photos to

Be on the look out for the print edition in May where four lucky people from our street style section will be featured in the Style section.

Good luck and happy styling!

Logo by Reed Richardson