STYLE GURU BIO: Katherine Hall

January 6th, 2016 at 2:00am

Talking about yourself is hard work. Seriously. I was almost tempted to have my mom write this for me—but that idea was quickly shot down. All she would talk about are stories about my cat and how many hours a day I spend laying on the couch (in her defense, it’s probably more than healthy).

Looks like this one’s on me. Here goes nothing!

Hey, Fashionistas! My name is Katherine Hall. I am currently a second year advertising and public relations student at Loyola University Chicago, with a little bit of marketing on the side. In a couple of years, you’ll be able to find me in a penthouse on Wacker Drive, sipping mimosas and driving a Maserati. But until then, you can usually find me at a show in Wicker Park (or, if you ask my mom, watching Netflix).

For me, style isn’t about a label—how progressive of me, right? One day you might see me in the braid I slept in, wearing a flannel I stole from my parents’ house (sorry, Dad), the next I’ll be in a dress and heels and after that I’ll step out looking like a J.Crew ad. I’ve always stuck by the notion that my style can be anything I want it to be. Girly and edgy aren’t mutually exclusive terms. I don’t have to define my style as ‘sporty’ to rock a pair of Nikes to class, nor should I have to sacrifice comfort for style.

In fact, I love it when different styles intersect. I can rock dainty jewelry and a leather jacket at the same time. I can wear a hot pink skirt with an old band T-shirt.

Living and going to school in Chicago has completely changed my perception of style. Moving from small-town-nowhere to a big city means a lot of change: in lifestyle and in outfits. A year ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing heels, ever, nor would I pull out red lipstick for any occasion other than Prom. My style has definitely evolved, thanks to the citizens of Chicago and my fellow Loyola Fashionistas; I can’t wait to share my looks with you.

Here’s to a #RAD semester!