One great thing about being a Style Guru is that I can shamelessly sit at a nearby bench, waiting for the opportune moment to take the perfect picture of a stranger without coming off as a creeper. I’m not creeping; I am fashion-hunting. And this week I fashion-hunted a most fabulous find. Natalie radiates with her fusion of both masculine and feminine-inspired pieces. Anything boys can do, this Fashionista can certainly do better. At its core, fashion is an art form that encourages the breaking of boundaries and the reinvention of new ones through the innovation of style. Her style deconstructs the classic Ivy League look and paves the way to express a flavor that is all her own. Combining a light gray blazer and matching striped top with black skinny jeans, she wears the pieces in a way that speaks volumes despite the muted colors. Her tan heeled oxfords complete the ensemble, with pointed toes and bold heels that add the extra oomph every muted color scheme needs. As all Fashionistas and Fashionistos should keep in mind, an ensemble is nothing without accessories. Natalie dons the perfect pair of shades whose cool factor puts the Blues Brothers to shame. Needless to say, this Fashionista is fearless in her endeavor to reinvent the classics. Trust me, the amount of cool coming from her had my palms sweating when I nervously asked to take her picture.
Name: Natalie Huntington
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Natalie Huntington: Feminine, with an edge.
CF: What was the last purchase you fell in love with?
NH: A gray double-breasted blazer from Topshop.
CF: Where do you like to shop?
NH: Thrift stores because they have unique items that I wouldn’t find elsewhere.
How To: Never underestimate the power of a versatile shoe. Whether paired with pants, shorts, skirts or dresses, oxford shoes separate the feet from the elite. Though Natalie was lucky to find her pointed toe oxfords at Buffalo Exchange, try checking out this pair from LuLu's and create your own modification to the Ivy League style! There are three basic steps to mastering the oxford shoe look: first, decide on if you’re going for a pointed or round toe fit. Second, choose whether you want the shoe to be heeled or flat. Third, step out in them and make the world your runway.