Hi Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Cate Baskin, and I can’t wait to share my favorite looks with you all. I’m currently a junior at DePaul University in Chicago, with a major in Public Relations/Advertising and a double minor in Psychology and Marketing. I have a passion for consumer engagement and discovering what excites people. I adore studying the human mind, but I also have a strong desire to be present in the business world, and I found Public Relations and Advertising to be a perfect combination of these two interests! I also live for fashion, and I love staying one step ahead of the current trends. I can’t wait for another semester with CollegeFashionista!

I am currently interning for a Chicago-based startup called Piece & Co. Their mission is to help artisan women around the world pursue their craft, and they do this by sourcing their handmade clothing to stores we know very well, including Nordstrom and alice + olivia. This gives the women a very wide audience of consumers and allows them to do what they love.

Personally, I would describe my style as monochromatic. One day, I plan to have a home with an exclusively black and white design! My favorite brands include AllSaints and rag & bone, and one of my style icons is Kim Kardashian (post-Yeezy). I also have a passion for leather, and I will always recommend a touch of leather to add some edge to any ensemble!

I absolutely love this tennis skirt in white from American Apparel, this simple black crop top (I’d wear it with almost everything—a must have!) and these black leather booties from Nordstrom.

I can’t wait to explore Chicago this fall and find wonderful fashion to share with you all. See you soon!