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Chicago street style: Deborah Mekbib

21-year-old Deborah Mekbib describes her style as “frugal, comfortable and carefree.”
 (Photograph: Zachary Weiss)
Photograph: Zachary WeissClothes Encounter: Deborah Mekbib
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Zara)
Photograph: Courtesy of ZaraBlouse with pockets, available at Zara
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Anthropologie)
Photograph: Courtesy of AnthropologieRoll-up slouchy shorts, avaiable at Anthropologie
By Kevin Aeh |

How do you describe your style?
Frugal, comfortable and carefree.

I like your shirt. Is there a story behind it?
Thank you. I got this in India for, like, $5.

I’d say that’s frugal. Did you cut the neckline?
Yeah, it was a little too high. I guess I make changes to my clothes. These were pants, but I decided to cut them up because it’s summer and they weren’t cool as pants anymore.

Roll-up slouchy shorts, $58 at Anthropologie (locations around the city)

Royal House oxfords, $148 at

Blouse with pockets, $80 at

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