Name: Laurren Welch
Profession: Freelance wardrobe stylist.
“A lot of people make rules about fashion. I’m not one of those people. It’s supposed to be about fun, not about anxiety and frustration. Fashion is an extension of yourself. You pass by many people every day — people you don’t know. Fashion is a way to communicate who you are without saying a word. I do think trends are important. I think there’s something to be said about investing money in classic pieces that you will wear for a long time. When it comes to super-trendy pieces, I won’t spend much money, but I will be able to blend the two.”
Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...