Halifax street style: Musquodoboit Harbour

Scouring the streets for the city's most stylish



Anna Sprague
Age: 43
Spotted: Paces Lake, Musquodoboit Harbour
Occupation: Artist and faculty member at NSCAD University
Wearing: Kids overalls, Value Village; nylon shell, Zara basics; white cashmere turtleneck, Ann Taylor (via Value Village); vintage wooden clogs

How would you describe your style?
Jesus Christ Superstar moonlighting as an amateur carpenter.

Who/where do you derive inspiration from when putting together an outfit?
I would like to say it's a Coco Chanel and Alexa Chung puree—but it is probably more like a crock pot stew of late ’80s camp counsellor, Princess Leia, Jo Polniaczek, Scout Finch—with a dash of Northern Exposure’s Maggie O’Connell and Madonna to garnish.

I love clothing that is versatile, made of quality natural materials, not easily wrinkled or stained and doesn’t show dog hair. Clothing is like a costume for me, the minute I put on certain items, I begin to inhabit a character. I like to mix and match high contrasting fabrics, patterns and fits and I never shy away from wearing whatever makes me feel the most at ease—even if it is completely inappropriate for the situation.

I dislike fussy things, so nothing that I have to keep adjusting. I often find myself drawn to clothing that is atypical for my age, but honestly zero shits are given at this point. I like what I like and I’m fine with that.

How does living in Halifax affect your fashion choices?
It does not.

Name a current trend that you just can’t get on board with?

Ironic oversized silicone phone cases and black chunky-heeled vinyl shoes.

Favourite local shop?
Woodside Value Village.

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