STYLE GURU BIO: Caitlin Pilgrim

May 27th, 2015 at 2:00am

Ciao! My name is Caitlin and I’m going to be a senior this upcoming year—getting ready to get into the real world. This is my first semester with CollegeFashionista and I’m super excited to get right into things!

Fashion has always been my way to act upon my creativity. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I didn’t have much exposure to different styles until I left to go to school in the city. Living in the city, I began to push my personal boundaries when it came to creating outfits and looks, and that’s when I realized that I have a real passion for it.

This past summer, I was featured in NYLON Magazine for creating a festival-based look. Being featured in my favorite magazine was an awesome opportunity for me to begin my own personal blog—The Wild Lioness.

I pretty much stick with the basics when it comes to my style. I wear a lot of neutrals such as black, gray and white, but really switch up the way that I dress daily. Sometimes I like to wear things super loose and flowy, and other days I love my Marc Jacobs leather jacket and wearing my favorite pair of boots. I’m a huge fan of wearing monochromatic outfits and think that sometimes they can be the best type of style for the occasion.

This past semester I lived in Rome, Italy and traveled to over 12 different countries and 17 different cities. I took a lot of fashion inspiration from each country I visited and tried to incorporate it into my own personal style. When traveling, I absolutely fell in love with London. I realized that a lot of my personal style aligns with “British style,” meaning that I pretty much have dressed like I’m from the United Kingdom without even realizing it for the past few years. This actually makes a lot of sense because I pretty much order my clothes from British websites so prepare for a lot of London street style from me!

Within the next year, I want to move back to London and try to live in Covent Garden. My dream job would be to work as a creative director or stylist for either ELLE UK or NYLON magazine.

I really want to focus on the concept of “back to basics,” so expect a lot of wearable outfits from my posts!