Your Style: Jolene Schultz | Post Bulletin

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“I have been there a year now, and I can honestly say I love my job,” Schultz said. “We work year-round outside, providing Rochester guests and residents with clean sidewalks, safe escorts to their vehicles, and information as needed.”

Beyond the downtown area, her personal interests are “anything of inspiration or silence.”

“I love to go fishing, and will try any body of water that looks like there could be fish in it (I catch and release)!” she said.

“If I can help anybody else be inspired to seek happiness or productivity, getting a job done and off their list — property improvement or functionality — I will do that and learn just about anything,” she added.

Jolene Schultz Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

Jolene Schultz Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

Please tell us a bit about your style.

My style really depends on where I’m going or what I’m doing. I will try any style if it’s suitable for the event or weather.

Origins and more?

In my childhood of being a tomboy, and it progressed with each stage of life. I still like to wear shirts with cartoons on them — or a tutu now and then. As I got older, I started to like to do “boy” stuff and get dirty. Then, as when any girl becomes interested in dating, she wants to dress to accent. That was followed by the desire to stand out, or be comfortable. I am a mom, so I wouldn’t dress like I’m going out with the girls if I’m out with my kids.

How do your children view your style?

I have two boys, ages 15 and 13. I’d like to believe they like my style. They may think it’s a little bit of punk, pretty, party, pretend, peasant and personality all rolled into one!

What do you wear as part of the Block by Block team?

I wear a jersey polo and law enforcement-issued tactical pants and belt. Topped off with a Richardson ball cap. My favorite is the hat. I love wearing hats every day, really — it’s nice to keep the sun from coming over my sunglasses!

Do you find inspiration from the downtown area?

I look around and see fashion, but I don’t have to run out to the big-box store and get “that look.” That’s not me! I keep clothes as long as they last — then use them as rags, or cut them, tie them, restyle them to fit attractively for my personality or energy level that day.

Any favorite places to shop in Rochester?

I will shop anywhere that I see something I would wear. Inexpensive is always better for me because I have been caught wearing something dress-up-y while gardening, walking in the woods, or doing a seemingly dirty job like changing my oil. But I will window shop at the Galleria downtown and promise myself — for a little bit — to keep it nice!

Outside of workwear, what are your most essential wardrobe components?

White form-fitting “beater”-style Hanes tank top. Jans or shorts or skirt that flatter. Leggings in case the shorts are too short or I want to wear shorts in the colder months. No-show socks for sneakers are essential, or socks that are too tall so as to keep my legs warm! Easy-match sneakers or boots determined by terrain traveling.

Jolene Schultz Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

Jolene Schultz Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

What should every well-dressed woman have in her wardrobe?

Something that boosts her confidence because she knows she will turn heads.

Do you have a priceless sentimental item in your wardrobe?

High school sweatshirt — little!

Preferred season in terms of clothing?

Fall is my fave season for clothing. You can put a sweater on top of any cute dress. Or match leggings with any shorts to look unique!

Is there anything especially “Minnesota” about your style?

I do have an outfit that is 90% red-and-black plaid flannel — when cliché is the look I’m going for!

How do you see your style in the next 10 years?

I hope to be further into a business career, so my style will become more business-suit-type. But in my off time, I will always dress how I feel or for the situation I’m in, with bright colors and comfort in mind!

Jolene Schultz Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

Jolene Schultz Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

What do you hope to teach your children about style?

I would tell my kids to dress for the job you want. Dress in what feels comfortable, breathable, won’t overheat you. Some outfits can bring negative attention, but with morals in mind and a confident explanation, dress however you want!

Advice for readers?

Wear what is comfortable. Wear for your personality. If somebody doesn’t like what you wear, as long as it isn’t inappropriate for children or the elderly, just remember: They will be thinking about you later!

Do you know someone who has unique style? Send nominations to life@postbulletin.com with “Your Style” in the subject line.

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