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STYLE GURU BIO: Hattie Clark

January 19th, 2017 at 2:00am
STYLE GURU BIO: Hattie Clark

Hello fellow fashion forward friends! My name is Hattie Clark, and I am writing to you from the Northern Kentucky area right outside of Cincinnati. I go to Xavier University pursuing my MBA right in Cincinnati. Cincinnati, to me, is one of the coolest up and coming hipster towns in America. If you ever have the opportunity to stop here, be sure to check out the murals and the cool, fun places in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, which is where my photos were taken for this article.

I could go on and on about how cool Cincy is, but now I want to talk about my style and influences. My style ranges anywhere from the girl who stepped out of a J.Crew catalogue to someone who should probably be a barista at the Coffee Emporium (hipster coffee shop in Cincy). I also have my athleisure chill days too, which is what I’m most likely wearing when I’m not at work. Although I sometimes dress preppy, I know how to get the good brands on a budget. Never deny the power of a good thrift shop or following company websites for the big sales.

Many magazines, blogs, and websites give excellent fashion advice. For instance, one piece of advice that has stuck with me for years is cuffing your jeans if you are shorter—which is myself. This advice really helps if your jeans bunch up on the bottom. My other favorite place for fashion advice is J.Crew itself. This past summer was the season for tying button up shirts—before that it was the half tuck—which I paid attention to and learned about all from J.Crew. When I was younger I enjoyed Lauren Conrad’s blog as well.

My featured outfit is definitely inspired by J.Crew, considering two of the pieces are from J.Crew Mercantile. I love layering sweaters with a button up shirt below it. I’ve had a friend ask how to style a button up with a sweater, and here are a few easy tips for you. First, wear a lighter fabric. This way you won’t overheat at work or school when you’re hiding from the frigid temperatures outside. Second, make sure you’re wearing a women’s fit blouse. Third, always cuff or roll the button up shirts sleeves on the sleeves of the sweater. If my sweater is not to flashy I often layer a statement necklace with it too. This outfit I managed to color coordinate perfectly. My green corduroys are from Ann Taylor Loft, and my shoes are the Toms wedges. I’m not a huge fan of wedges, but for some reason I love these. I’m a huge makeup fan, especially lipstick. Therefore, I wanted to point out that my lipstick is Jeffree Star’s pumpkin pie.

I’m excited to continue my second semester with CollegeFashionista and hope you continue to enjoy my content.