STYLE GURU BIO: Lindsey Hoover

Hi guys! I’m Lindsey, and I’m a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is my first semester as a Style Guru. I’m currently a public relations and advertising major in the School of Media and Journalism. I was born in Voorhees, New Jersey, a small town right outside of Philadelphia, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina when I was in the fourth grade. I love and appreciate my small town roots so much, but I’m obsessed with cities and hopefully will get to experience living in New York post-graduation.

My style has definitely evolved over the years as I’ve grown up and moved around. It went from classic preppy to strictly minimalist. I definitely like to experiment with all types of styles and I love to draw inspiration from anything I can. I think it’s so interesting that you don’t have to stick to one type of look or style every day. Anyone can dress however they want no matter how much it varies day-to-day. I think this is important for college students to do as we attempt to nail down what truly does work best for our own personalities.

The look I chose to show here definitely exemplifies my more minimalistic taste. I paired a fun, baby blue mini skirt with a classic, fitted, black turtleneck. The gray and white speckled moto jacket style sweater added a touch of urban-chic to the look, and the flared edges of the jacket gave the look some dimension. To finish off the look, I threw on some black booties to tie together the overall minimalistic appeal. Balancing out multiple black aspects with a touch of color through the skirt and necklace is one of my favorite style methods.

Going from small town to small town to college town has taught me a lot about my personal style and fashion in general. It’s extremely easy to get lost in the social norms of fashion within a small town, but it’s extremely important to remember what aspects of fashion make you happy and make you stand out. This semester I’m so excited to fully dive in and see all that my college has to offer as far as street style goes and to see what makes each girl stand out within the confines of college fashion boundaries.