Campus Couture: Renee, Northwestern

I love this drapey cardigan. It's the little details like that set Renee's style apart.

[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 (like Meredith at Simmons!) 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. You think you’ve got some major style? Know someone else who’s always looking ferosh? Think the world needs to see what she can do?  Send us an email with some photos and she could be the next fashionista celebrated right here.]

I work with Renee and whenever we work together, I always catch myself stealing glances at her fantastic outfits. I love how Renee makes fashion look so easy, like she didn’t even try but somehow always looks totally chic and put together.

I’m also inspired by how Renee takes really basic pieces and adds little details here and there to really set her look apart from the other thousands of girls roaming our campus. Whether it’s a fun ring, a pop of color/print under an otherwise all-black ensemble, or a perfectly worn-in pair of boots, Renee knows just how to put things together so she fits in and stands out all at once.

But the best thing about Renee’s style is that it works for the no muss, no fuss college lifestyle. Renee proves that with just a little bit of planning and a few fun details, you can be casual, comfortable and still undeniably cute. 

Name: Renee Yang
Year: Freshman
Major: Piano Performance

1. Describe your personal style.
It’s just comfortable. I don’t wear a lot of colors, just pops of colors. I like simple, classic pieces I can wear forever.

2. Complete this sentence: You can’t leave your house without your….

3. What are your favorite stores to shop at?
Urban Outfitters, Nordstom’s BP section, and little boutiques.

4. What/who is the biggest influence on your style?
People I see on websites or in magazines. Celebrity-wise, I love Lauren Conrad and Kate Hudson.

5. What’s your favorite trend, past or present?
Baggy shirts or cardigans; they’re really comfortable. Oh, and ruffles! They can dress anything up instantly.

On Renee:
Scarf: Her mom’s, by Meg Cohen.
Tights: American Apparel
Cardigan, boots, ring, shirt, tank: Urban Outfitters

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