My name is Mary McAteer and I’m thrilled to be a Style Guru for Flagler College! I’m 18 years old and a freshman at Flagler where I’m majoring in elementary education and education of the deaf and hard of hearing. I love working with children and I’m fascinated by sign language.
On the weekends I work at a local restaurant called Taco Shop. It’s the go-to place for Flagler students so I’m always on the lookout for new trends and styles when they stop in.
I was born and raised in Rhode Island and was always on the water. Growing up I had the typical preppy northeastern style, always wearing my Sperry Top-Spiders, riding boots and of course some fur. I was also fortunate enough to share clothes with my twin sister. I’d see something on her and automatically create another outfit.
I was able to branch out of my comfort zone when I came to Florida and experimented with new shades and styles. My new favorite item of mine are my combatboots! There are so many fashionable students at Flagler and St. Augustine is a great place to spot a new trend!
My favorite stores to shop at are J. Crew, American Apparel and Francescas Collection. I love putting outfits together in my head while I shop at different stores! I also love thrift and vintage stores. We have a local store in St. Augustine called “The Closet” which has amazing vintage finds.
I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to write for Collegefashionista this spring semester! I look forward to showing you all the amazing styles we have here at Flagler College!