As a marketing and business development specialist with the downtown architecture firm Design Collective, Brooke Albano knows the importance of a well-constructed look. "Simple, structured basics with pops of color and fun accessories are key," the 27-year-old Perry Hall resident said. When we spotted her at work, we immediately focused on her eye-catching color-blocked nude, black, and red pumps by Steve Madden, which she purchased at DSW. She paired the shoes with New York and Co. pants, and a red and white polka dotted shirt and blazer both from H&M. She accessorized with a sparkling gold Michael Kors watch, earrings and bracelet from boutiques in New York City. Her Hobo International bag via Rue La La was a nice finishing touch. Her key to great style? "Confidence," she said.
COLBY WARE, BALTIMORE SUN