STYLE GURU BIO: Amy Morse

Hey there, Fashionistas/os! I am a returning Style Guru from this past summer. I am a junior at Marist College and will be heavily immersed in building my fashion photography portfolio this fall. Over the summer, I spent a lot of time networking and working with RAD, young creative minds both in the U.S. and abroad.
Just this past week, I had the opportunity to spend the week in Montreal, Canada during the Mode & Design Week. I was able to attend a number of different lectures, capture candid fashion moments around the venue and I was able to sit front row at the fashion shows.
My style has evolved a lot, but one thing I am always looking for in my garments is quality. I gained an appreciation for this after completing a textiles course last year. I can spot a lazy stitch from a well-crafted piece quite easily now that I know what to look for. Of course, as a college student, I can’t always splurge on the best of the best. I have mastered the art of mixing high and low-end pieces in my years as a student.
This happens to be one of my favorite looks because it captures the various styles I find myself wearing. I am always looking for interesting materials and structures that will make me stand out among my peers, and this dress does that very tastefully. I believe that we have hit the extreme in terms of short garments and we will begin to see more tea-length dresses and skirts. To keep things fun I threw on my bright blue wedges. For this look I kept my makeup simple because it is more of a daytime ensemble, but it could be styled with a black or blue liner for dinner with friends. I also will often pair this dress with my Eddie Borgo cuff because it is simple enough to not take away from the print.
I am looking forward to another RAD semester!!