Hey there, Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Erin Green and I am ecstatic to be starting my first semester as a Style Guru! I am a Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Art History with a certificate in Material Culture. In the future, I hope to be a curator at an art museum or review art exhibitions. As an art enthusiast, I think my interest in fashion has a unique foundation. Much like art pieces, I see fashion as a way to showcase creativity and personal expression. Just as a work of art can say a lot about its creator, clothes can say a lot about a person.
I would be lying if I said that I was always considered a “fashionable” person. Growing up in a relatively small Wisconsin town, I simply wore what kept me under the radar. If I threw on some jeans and UGGs, I was sure to blend in with the rest. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in high fashion (I was a dedicated Teen Vogue reader), but wearing anything outside of the norm spurred a lot of confused staring. Since coming to college, however, I have become much more experimental with my style and confident in trying new things. I now find myself buying things simply because I like them, not because they fit the Midwestern norm.
My personal style can be described as preppy with a feminine, vintage twist. I love stealing pieces from my mom’s old wardrobe and re-imagining them to fit modern trends (the dress I’m wearing is actually one such piece). What I love about mixing some old and some new is that the product is truly one of a kind. I find pride in knowing that my outfit cannot be found on any mannequin in any modern department store. In general, I find myself gravitating towards anything with lace or floral patterns. As of right now, a few favorite trends of mine include wide, plaid scarves and anything emerald.
I greatly look forward to further developing my style throughout this internship process. Be sure to check out my posts every Tuesday for featured trends that I spot around campus and other fashion advice!