STYLE GURU BIO: Carolyn Novey

May 31st, 2016 at 2:00am

Hey there, all my fashion lovers. My name is Carolyn Novey. I am 20 years old. I will be a junior at West Chester University in the fall where I plan to study business management with a minor in marketing. This is my first semester as a Style Guru.

I have always had a love for fashion. As a teenager, I would always buy a Teen Vogue magazine to see the latest fashion trends. My love for fashion expanded as I looked up to Lauren Conrad. I met her at a book signing and told her she was a role model of mine because of how successful she had been in the fashion industry. She said “I love your outfit” and just hearing that from her was amazing. I have worked in the retail industry since high school and currently work at a boutique that carries Free People and Alex and Ani, two of my favorite brands.

My style is universal. One day, I can be girly with floral prints and lace up flats. And the next, edgy with a leather jacket and trendy black slip ons. I am a big believer in key basics because my philosophy is they are a must-have in any styled wardrobe. My style options are endless as you can find me shopping anywhere from Bloomingdale’s to Target and one you’ll never guess, QVC. As obsessed as I am with Free People, my stylish mom is with QVC. She has me hooked now. They carry many different brands, for example, H by Halston, which is a great contemporary feel. When it comes to accessories, my go-tos are my Alex and Ani bangles and my Pandora rings. I feel naked without finishing my look with these pieces.

When it comes to some of my friends, I am their consultant for fashion. They always turn to me asking, “What shoes do I wear?” or “Which shirt looks better with this sweater?” I love helping them because it gives me new ideas as well with my style. I often find myself searching deep into the world of Pinterest; I must say it is addicting. I am always looking to freshen up my style.

When in doubt one of my favorite pieces is a Free People T-shirt. I often pair it with a lace bralette and my go-to boyfriend jeans. As you can see, my look can be dressed up with a stand out statement necklace. Statement necklaces are a key piece with any essential basic! Now, my lace up gladiator sandals are a summer must-have and they come in many versatile styles suitable for every Fashionista. To complete my look, I grab my Longchamp, which is the perfect tote. My goal with any outfit is to always feel confident, comfortable and most of all fashion-forward.

I am super excited about being part of the Style Guru team and can’t wait to share my tips and ideas! Stay tuned!