STYLE GURU BIO: Kristen Dupay

May 27th, 2015 at 2:10am

Hi guys! My name is Kristen Dupay. I am so excited to be writing for CollegeFashionista for the first time! I have lived in the south my whole life and currently live in Franklin, Tennessee. I attend Lipscomb University in Nashville and study Textiles and Apparel. I am hoping to have a minor in Interior Design as well.

Growing up I was always very girly and creative. I loved making collages of things that inspired me. I currently work in the cosmetic industry and I am learning that I really love styling as a whole. I love showing women how easy it is to use what makeup and clothes they have to create a look they might not have considered.

Last fall, I had the opportunity to study abroad in London and it truly changed my life for the better. Not only did I get to travel the world and learn about all the different cultures, I was exposed to a new style. People in London, especially wear a lot of black clothing and wear clothes for comfort, not necessarily to be stylish. I was definitely influenced by the style I saw abroad and brought it home with me as well.

This is one of my go-to outfits. I have on black, high-waisted skinny jeans and a big, comfy graphic T-shirt. I love a graphic T-shirt because it can be stylish and comfortable at the same time. Audrey Hepburn also adds a feminine touch. My favorite shoes for the summer are these booties. I even have them in two colors! They can easily be dressed up or down, too. I feel like this look embodies the edginess of London, but is still girly.

I cannot wait to show you guys some summer, southern style inspiration.