Street style: UMN serves looks with Tan France

There were high stakes for fashion Saturday night at the sold-out “Evening with Tan France.”

From left, Emma Dalen, Lauren Casson, Shalini Saravanan and Hannah Schmidt pose for portraits before Tan France gives a talk at Coffman Union on Saturday, March 2.

Jasmin Kemp

From left, Emma Dalen, Lauren Casson, Shalini Saravanan and Hannah Schmidt pose for portraits before Tan France gives a talk at Coffman Union on Saturday, March 2.

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If you ever thought picking out an outfit was stressful, think about the possibility of a famous fashion designer seeing it. Now multiply that stress by one hundred.

That was exactly how it felt to put together a look for “An Evening with Tan France.”

The “Queer Eye” star came to the University of Minnesota campus on Saturday night for an event hosted by Student Unions and Activities, the Pakistani Student Association and the Queer Student Cultural Center.

The sold-out event boasted many iconic looks and an abundance of short-sleeved button-up floral shirts. Here are some of the looks that were particularly fabulous.

Emma Dalen

Senior, majoring in theater and minoring in English

What they wore: Beret and scarf from Goodwill, sweater from Arc’s Value Village, pants from Old Navy, jacket from Forever 21 and Doc Martens boots

Dalen’s look drew inspiration from Pinterest and was executed stunningly. The bright blue beret accompanied by the leopard print jacket was eye-catching and stood out among crowds of florals. And of course, classic Doc Martens tie every outfit together.

Lauren Casson

Junior, majoring in theater and communications

What they wore: Bodysuit from Amazon, jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters and shoes from ASOS.

This look was classy, yet fierce. The blue of the denim jumpsuit was so vibrant with Casson’s red curls and black turtleneck. This particular look was created with France’s co-star Jonathan Van Ness in mind; he would be so proud.

Shalini Saravanan

Senior, majoring in computer science and minoring in design

What they wore: Bandanna from a shop in St. Paul, top from Forever 21, pants and fanny pack from Depop and secondhand Timberland boots

Printed pants! Wow! While they look plainly checkered, a closer look showed us that primary colors were hidden between the lines, which made these pants even more exciting. Saravanan matched the hints of blue in her pants to the bandanna in her hair, as well as to her eyeshadow. A true color scheme queen.

Hannah Schmidt

Junior, majoring in industrial systems engineering

What they wore: Jumpsuit from Free People, boots from Urban Outfitters, turtleneck from Calvin Klein

Honestly, this was a good night for a checkered print, too. The boots and the pale pink jumpsuit were ‘70s-esque with a modern feel, and the chunkier heel on the boot really pulled the vibe together. What’s even more impressive is that, when asked what inspired this outfit, Schmidt said, “It’s all I had in my closet.”