Campus Couture: Ashley, Northwestern

[While everyone is fabulous in their own right, we thought we should celebrate the campus fashionistas of the world for their continued excellence in not looking like a hot mess for class. So, we started stalking those girls on campus to get a few pics and get some tips on their personal style.

And maybe a restraining order or two.

But it’s worth it to highlight fresh, unique wardrobe choices that show personality and the courage to wear what you believe in.]

Ashley lives in the room next door to mine so I see her a lot. Yet somehow, every time I spot her in the hall (or lounging on her bed) she’s wearing something different that looks amazing on her. Ashley’s got serious style. She not only knows what looks good, but she knows how to put things together that other people wouldn’t think of. And it always works.

The thing I probably love most about her fashion sense is that she always looks unique. She takes trendy pieces and makes them all her own, something I think we all wish we knew how to do. Plus, she’s not afraid to mix colors, patterns or styles and she always makes it look so right. If you see her around campus and you’re a fashionista, take notice; you’ll probably get some awesome ideas for how to spice up your wardrobe.

Name: Ashley Gates
Year: Sophomore
Major: Journalism

1) Describe your personal style:
I would say I really enjoy mixing and matching. Things don’t have to match, they have to go. I’d call myself Urban boho chic.

2) You can’t leave your house without your…

Boots or a necklace.

3) What is your favorite store to shop at?

It changes frequently. Right now I’d say Arden B or H&M.

4) What/who is the biggest influence on your style?
Kim Kardashian or a toned down Rihanna.

5) What’s your favorite trend, past or present?
I love fringey boots from last year. Right now I love over-the-knee boots with studs.

On Ashley:

Jacket: Delia’s
Dress: Armani Exchange
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Zara
Necklace- Forever 21
Belt: Thrifted

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