Campus Style – Walk on the Wild Side

ImageImageI couldn’t help but notice Katie’s ability to add polish to casual basics. This girl is not afraid of denim; she daringly paired her chambray shirt with her skinny jeans and bold leopard ballet flats for a look that works. I love the unexpected pop of leopard!

Read on to learn more about Katie!

Hometown: Carrboro, NC


Age: 19


Year: Sophomore


Major: Art History and Journalism – Photojournalism

What are your hobbies & interests? “Ballet, photography, and reading.”

Describe your style in three words. “Twist on traditional.”

Who or what inspires your style? “People watching, blogs like The Sartorialist and Mr. Newton, movies.”

Where do you like to shop? “J.Crew, Anthropologie, online, and window shopping.”

Who is your favorite designer? “Rodarte – The Mulleavy sisters”

What are your favorite trends right now? “Riding boots, layering, menswear inspired clothing.”

Is there a specific article of clothing that you can’t wait to buy? “New boots – particularly J.Crew’s Booker boots.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Although I love magazines, save your money and look for inspiration on the Internet and to girls on campus whom you admire.  Don’t be afraid though to stand out from the crowd.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I needed to take a break from wearing striped shirts or t-shirts.  All of the pieces that I’m wearing I’ve had for a while and know I’ll wear for many years to come.”

Here’s how to get Katie’s look…

ImageFactory two-pocket chambray shirt, $54, jcrew.com

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Black and white vintage ikat scarf, $215, http://www.shoplatitude.com

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J Brand super skinny jean, $190, farfetch.com

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Kelsi Dagger Jordi – leopard black, $81, heels.com

Shop Jeans

There are so many cool new styles for jeans this season, from motorcycle to white-washed, the trends are very edgy. My favorite are the studded jeans! Do not be afraid to mix it up, denim can be so drab.

A is for…Acid-Wash Jeans

Yesterday’s shoot was for the upcoming fall fashion spread, Stylist’s Choice, showcasing 6 hot items our stylists are loving for fall. One of our picks was a pair of vintage turquoise acid-wash jeans. Pairing them with a men’s over-sized tuxedo shirt and funky sneaks, all of the stylists (including myself) just went ga-ga over this throwback 80’s trend. What do you think? Should this look be restricted to Saved by the Bell re-runs, or should they make a comeback for fall ’09?

A sneak peek from the shoot

A sneak peek from the shoot