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Boun Borth, 33, Woodbury, Minnesota, Personal Stylist

Making it work: "In high school, the pressure to fit in was intense. My clothes came from the Salvation Army and yard sales, and I mixed them with pieces from discount retailers. Surprisingly, I was named best dressed in my class. I learned that you don't have to spend a lot to look like you do. It's all in how you put it together."

Democratic design: "My clients would be amazed to know how little I spend on clothes. Some of my favorite stores are H&M, Target, and Forever 21. It's shocking how many items could pass for authentic Diane von Furstenberg or Rebecca Taylor. That's not to say I don't buy high-end pieces—I've just never paid full price for them."
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