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STYLE GURU BIO: Kristin Leechow

STYLE GURU BIO: Kristin Leechow

Hi fashion-savvy readers! My name is Kristin, and I am currently a freshman at Elon University. I plan on studying arts administration with a minor in dance. I’ve had an interest in fashion, photography and writing for as long as I can remember; I’ve even had my photography published in a magazine and a couple of essays I’ve written on an all-girl-collective website. I’m a first-time Style Guru, and I’m so humbled to have this opportunity!

I’ve always believed that style has nothing to do with the brands/labels you wear or the cost of your outfit. Style and fashion sense has to do with the person in the clothes; two people could wear the exact same outfit, but if one person is showing confidence and comfort in what they are wearing, I would say they have style. Fads and trends will fade—don’t get me wrong, I love trends and never want chokers to go out of style—but if you like it, wear it! Don’t just follow a trend because your favorite It-Girl said it’s cool. I also don’t think that you should ever feel obligated to declare and stick to one style. My personal style ranges from classic East Coast prep to eclectic ’70s retro. I will always stand by my Shep-Shirts and red corduroy flare jeans! In my opinion, some of the most interesting and memorable looks don’t have a distinct type of style!

For this look, I decided to show off my feminist identity with my Une Femme Libre T-shirt from L’ecole Des Femmes. Under it, I wore a beaded flapper-style slip dress I bought at Abercrombie a while ago that I had been dying to wear. BONUS! I got this dress when it was marked down twice! My sunglasses are Ray-Ban and are silver mirrored. I love the super retro shape of these with the modern flash lense! I wore some maroon mesh socks and my go-to leather booties from Sam Edelman. I always get teased for wearing boots year-round, especially in the summer, but good leather booties are always a staple in my wardrobe and I find them super comfortable! They’re the perfect way to add a little edge to any outfit. Since I was walking around NYC this day visiting a friend studying at Parsons, I decided on my mini backpack from Longchamp over a purse. I tied a bandana to the handle to add a little eclectic touch.

I am so excited to continue sharing looks with you all this fall! To get updates on my latest posts, make sure to go follow my social media. I would love to interact with everyone!