STYLE GURU BIO: Isabelle Battin

Hi Fashionistas! My name is Isabelle Battin and I am a freshman at Manhattan College. I am a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. I am beyond excited to begin my first semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista!

My personal style consists of basics, lots of denim and lots of skirts. Growing up in Buffalo, New York, I went to an all girls private high school with a dress code where our strict dress code consisted of wearing knee-length skirts everyday. This is when my love for skirts really began. Soon after that, my love for denim began when I started working for a clothing store with the largest denim selection in Buffalo. The store carried any brand ranging from 7 For All Mankind to rag & bone. I quickly became obsessed with different distresses, washes, rises and brands. With in-house seamstresses on hand, I was able to watch every customer I helped walk out of the store with a perfect pair of fitting jeans that they looked great on and felt even better wearing.

My go-to outfit is a black skirt or sweater with a pair of jeans paired with lots of wrist wear such as watches, cuffs, or bracelets. Although I am drawn to basics, every once and a while an amazing and must-have print will catch my eye. My overall favorite basic is anything black. I believe that no one can go wrong with a black shirt, sweater or even a black pair of jeans. Perfect fitting pairs of jeans are, in my opinion, absolute staples to every Fashionista’s closet.

In this outfit, I am wearing my favorite pair of distressed Citizens of Humanity jeans with a basic black Free People sweater with a fun twist. Paired with a go-to Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C and classic Tory Burch sandals.