Tara Bracco, 35
Bracco, a grant writer and "unapologetically political" spoken-word artist, is the founder of Poetic People Power, a group that commissions writing on topics like healthcare and water conservation. Here, she goes all out in a leather jacket, sequined cardigan, striped tank, studded leggings, and combat boots. "I think you should choose to wear something not because of the price or the trend but because it fits your life," says Bracco. "The point is to step into your own space."
Leather jacket, Trash and Vaudeville, $90. Cardigan, Haute Hippie, $395. Striped tank, Strenesse Blue, $110. Leggings, Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC, $72. Boots, Maurie & Eve. Belts, Trash and Vaudeville. Jewelry, Loree Rodkin, Alexandra Beth Designs, Jennifer Elizabeth, and Trash and Vaudeville.