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Secondhand and simple style is Donna Unseth's go-to move

Donna is a cabinetmaker/woodworker at a local custom cabinet-making shop.

Donna Unseth
Donna Unseth on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Donna Unseth has maintained her Midwest roots over the course of her 26 years.

“I was born in Webster City, Iowa. My family and I moved to Rochester around 15 years ago, I later moved to the Twin Cities, and over the last year I made my way back to Rochester,” Donna said.

Donna is a cabinetmaker/woodworker at a local custom cabinet-making shop. Her hobbies include enjoying good coffee/beer/food, woodworking, occasionally running, biking and going to shows with friends.

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Your style in just two words.

Classy and edgy.

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Life motto?

Try not to suck.

How does your job attire differ from your off-work wear?

My work style and real-life style are not much different, my nonwork clothes are just less dirty.

How is your style authentically you?

It is very much representative of my honesty with who I am and presenting that version of myself to people.

Best style purchase you’ve ever made and what makes it so great?

My gold (not real gold) vintage Casio watch. Even though I am often dressed in a T-shirt and cargo pants, the watch still makes me feel a little dressed up.

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Donna Unseth
Donna Unseth on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

Thoughts on shopping secondhand and fave finds?

I'm all for it. I have found two faux fur coats at thrift stores, and they're great.

What is one coveted hand-me-down you adore?

A mink stole that my granny gave me.

For daily garb, what’s on repeat?

My vintage Casio watch, and my black Levi's skinny jeans.

How does hair and/or makeup play into your get-ready routine?

I've recently started growing my hair out, so I'm still figuring that out. I don't wear makeup at work, and I only wear a little bit when I'm going places.

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Go-to local shopping spots?

The thrift stores and Treedome.

Most surprising thing in your closet?

The obscene amount of coats and jackets.

Favorite cold weather items?

A beanie.

Donna Unseth
Donna Unseth on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Rochester.
Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

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