Chloe Nouvelle, senior journalism major
What are you wearing and from where?
A blue and nude panel dress from Topshop, with nude rhinestone-heeled pumps from Shoedazzle. Interns usually get trapped in black dress pants and colored oxford shirts, but I find those choices tedious. I love fashion, and I feel I can still express my interest in trends while maintaining a professional, conservative style.
What’s your favorite piece in your outfit and why?
My shoes, because they actually made a stranger stop crying and say, “Honey, those shoes are beautiful! How the hell do you walk in them?”
How would you describe your style?
Simple, classic and feminine. I love fit-and-flare dresses as well as shift dresses. I never wear pants to my internship.
Where do you gain inspiration?
I absolutely love Topshop and J Crew. I gain inspiration from their racks (always ignoring the price tags, of course!).
Have you always been interested in fashion and if so, why?
I’ve always had an interest in fashion. As juniors and seniors taking on internships, it’s important to fill our closets with sturdy, wearable pieces that are classic and can be updated with accessories to keep in trend or season. In an entry-level position, you need to be sure to leave a good impression. To do that, you need to be noticed!
What is one article of clothing or an accessory you can’t leave the house without?
A big, sturdy bag. It makes every outfit look more put together.
What stylish celebrity do you admire the most?
If I could raid anyone’s closet it would definitely be Kate Middleton. Who doesn’t want to dress like a princess?
What is one trend that you will never try again?
Cut up tees. I looked like I just fought a Somali pirate.
Any fashion or style tips for students at the College?
Invest in your professional attire. Buy something you love, and that will last. In the long run, you’ll be saving time, money and frustration.