STYLE GURU BIO: Kaitlyn Strong

Hi there! My name is Kaitlyn Strong and I’m studying fabric styling at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I’m excited to start my bachelor degree in the fall. I have two associates degree’s, one in fashion merchandising and one in textiles and surface design. I hope to have a career as a fashion editor for a magazine or as a stylist.

I always get inspiration from my surroundings, but living in the city inspired me to go outside of my comfort zone as a whole. I love being comfortable but still looking put together. My style varies often based on my surroundings and my mood. I have been obsessed with shopping at second-hand or thrift stores since living in the city. I love finding a piece that is unique and then pairing it with some staple pieces in my wardrobe.

One of my favorite recent finds was this button-up, midi skirt that has a unique vertical stripe pattern. I paired it with a basic horizontal-striped crop top from American Apparel and a pair of gladiator sandals for a casual day look. I love mixing different prints to make basic staple pieces more interesting. In the summer I keep things simple and don’t accessorize much but you can always find me carrying a large bag. This one is reversible so its both black and tan which make this my go-to when grabbing a bag to run out the door.

So, I hope you’ll follow me this summer during my first semester as a Style Guru!