Wear is… Larissa Gill?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Larissa Gill?

WEAR IS... LARISSA GILL

Entering the colorful world Larissa Gill is like seeing a rainbow come to life! Both her style and her personality are the very essence of radiance. She’s a refreshing burst of color as she rushes through the muted, greyscale color palette of New York City. Read Larissa's full article below to get all the vibrant style inspiration you could hope for!

Hi, Larissa! Please introduce your wonderful self!

My name is Larissa Gill, I am 21 years old and an aries! I grew up around Philadelphia but I now live in New York. I study Fashion Marketing at FIT and I am interested in creative direction and the editorial side of fashion. My dream job is to be a fashion and creative direction consultant and help companies with everything creative!

2. How would you describe your style in 3 words?

My style in three words would be colorful, I love wearing a ton of color and you will rarely see me in neutral tones or all black.

Next, I would say retro/vintage inspired, it is hard to put an exact word on this because the word "retro" is super over played but I shop mostly vintage and tend to be inspired by the 80's and 90's.

Lastly, I would say fun, I love throwing multiple statement pieces in one outfit and I am not afraid to mismatch and throw in as much color as possible!

2. What does personal style mean to you?

Personal style doesn’t just mean clothes, it's more than that to me. I think personal style is how you carry yourself, speak, dream, and of course how you dress. With time my personal style has changed a lot, but I think recently I have really found my own style that I will stick with for awhile!

3. Who or what inspires your style most?

Ah SO much! My depop and Instagram saved is basically filled with thick sweaters, silk dresses, and fun jackets. Some items I have in my shopping cart are: vintage Patagonia vest from the 80's, red Prada nylon bag, and a silk polka a dot skirt.  Can you tell I am ready for the Fall? I think this winter and fall I will be wearing a ton of chunky sweater with a fun pant and sneakers and maybe a funky vest? Basically all of that is what I have been eyeing up vintage wise!

4. What’s one tip you could share for finding your personal style?

Try out everything and don't be afraid to change your style drastically! For people who have been following me for while, you probably noticed in the past two years my style drastically changed. I use to have a boho (free people like) style and in the past year, I sold all of my clothes and completely got a whole new wardrobe. So with finding your personal style, you have to be patient for sure, let it come naturally to you. I think it's such a great feeling when you finally find your own style and it just feels right, like your not forcing yourself to dress a certain way, it's just you!

5. What hobbies and interests do you have outside of fashion?

Outside of fashion, I love to do many things but I overall love to stay active. For creative activities I love taking pictures, looking at older photographs, and gathering inspiration (that is literally what I do in my free time 90% of the time). Working out and self care is also extremely important to me, so I am always going to the gym and just making sure I am taking care of myself in that way. Also, I am very very social, so I am always hanging out with my friends and going to events (I think that is my Sagittarius moon in me). 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

I am really proud of how far I came with how I think and interact with the World. I think in the past year I got to understand myself a lot better and I am much more aware of myself. I have a better understanding of my dreams, career goals, and what I need to work on with myself. I went abroad and lived in Europe for 6 months, so I think I did a lot of reflecting there! This is the happiest I have been in awhile and I worked so hard to feel this way. 

Where else can we find you, Larissa?

You can find me on Instagram @larissagill, I write fashion articles at blushfitmag.com, and you can also find me on depop (larissaroseg). 

Wear is… Emma Roepke?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Emma Roepke?

WEAR IS... EMMA ROEPKE

One thing is for certain, Emma Roepke is one of the most hardworking, passionate people you’ll ever meet. She’s the kind of  girl who goes for what she wants and overcomes whatever seeks to stop her. And somehow, between balancing the pursuit of her dream life, her studies and multiple jobs, Emma still manages to explore her wonderfully unique style. Read on to fall down the rabbit hole of her inspirations, aspirations and her refreshing authenticity. 

Hi, Emma! Please introduce your wonderful self!

Hello, I am Emma. Full name is Emma Frances Roepke. I grew up in Omaha, NE a city I now hold near and dear to my heart. I moved to New York three years ago to pursue my childhood dream which was to study fashion. I attend FIT and am majoring in fashion business with a double minor in ethics/sustainability and French. On top of that, I work at Anthropologie and intern at Loeffler Randall.

1. How would you describe your style in three words?

psychedelic prairie grandma 

2. What does personal style mean to you?

Personal style is the way I communicate and project myself to others, especially when words do not suffice. I have dedicated a majority of my life to refining and developing my personal style. It is a never-ending, lifelong project of mine that allows me to be my most creative and authentic self.

3. Is there anything on your thrift list right now?

Vintage white tennis skirt! My friend Kate bought a vintage Lacoste one at Beacon’s and I’ve been dying for one ever since.

4. What’s one tip you could share for finding your personal style?

Buy whatever you are gravitated towards and makes you happy! My personal style started to develop once I began to thrift and shop vintage and ignored the current trends/what others were wearing. A huge tip is to never water down your style to please others. You’ll never feel satisfied with your style or personal self if you do.

5. What hobbies and interests do you have outside of fashion?

I have been vegan for 4 years so veganism is a huge passion of mine and through that, I have developed a great interest in health, cooking, and wellness. If I am not working or at school, you can catch me making batches of almond milk, vegan desserts, exploring hippie-dippie health markets, and listening to absurd wellness podcasts.

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of?

I would have to say my current relationship with food. Eating disorders are not talked about enough, and ever since I developed an eating disorder in high school my relationship with food has been my biggest personal struggle. I am finally at a point where I no longer deem something as “good” or “bad” and allow myself to eat whatever it is that both my mind and body are truly craving (as long as it is vegan lol). It’s been the most beautiful and liberating experience. So, overcoming that mental battle is something I am really proud of. 

Where else can we find you, Emma? 

Instagram is the main platform I’m truly active on and worth your time so catch me @emma.roepke  <3 

Wear is… Kahlia Shearer?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Kahlia Shearer?

WEAR IS... KAHLIA SHEARER?

Kahlia Shearer is one of those girls who just glows. Not just because she’s somehow managed to totally master the art of the fresh-faced, dewy makeup look, but because she’s bursting with life and creativity. Between living all over the world and creating her own line of handmade clay jewelry, it’s incredible that she still has time to look so chic! Nevertheless, she does it all, and with seemingly effortless grace. Read on to get the scoop on the country that inspires her style most and what her favorite midnight snack is.

Hi, Kahlia! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hi there! My name is Kahlia (pronounced kuh-lee-uh) Shearer! I am a senior in college getting my degree in Media Studies & Communications. Right now I am living in Colorado but I am a Seattle girl, born and raised! I have always been interested in fashion, keeping up with trends and expressing myself through my style. My Instagram is a way for me to have that sort of creative outlet and connect with fellow fashionistas. Currently I am interning for a local creative agency as a social media manager and I also work with content creation and photography! 

1. What’s your current favorite item in your wardrobe? 

My current favorite item in my wardrobe is my nude linen matching set from Nobody’s Child! I love supporting sustainable brands especially when their clothes are affordable and cute as heck!  Also who doesn’t love a matching set???

2. How would you describe your style in 3 words? 

If I had to describe my style in 3 words I would choose: Parisian, Simple & Neutral.

3. What has your personal style journey been like and have you made any mistakes along the way?

Looking back at some things I used to wear in high school and junior high makes me cringe. I definitely wasn’t afraid to wear things out of the ordinary, like prints and colors, which I find interesting because now I tend to buy more neutral items. I’d say my biggest fashion mistake was wearing Uggs in junior high. They were way too expensive and I honestly just bought them because they were trendy at the time. 

4. Who or what inspires your style most?

I find inspiration for my style through a lot of different ways. Instagram and Pinterest are huge influences and ways to spark my personal style. I also really love looking at European fashion and street style. While I lived in Amsterdam last year I got a ton of inspiration from people on the streets, I feel like style is so much cooler there! I also love to look at style from the 70s and 90s to add some retro touches.

5. What’s your favorite midnight snack?

I am a sucker for anything salty. My go to midnight snack would probably be some buttery popcorn!

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

I am really proud of my internship position at the moment because it’s like the perfect fit for me and what I want to be achieving in my life! Being able to work in a creative industry and do the things that I’m passionate about is such a rewarding experience and full of growth! I feel lucky and proud to be able to have this opportunity so young.

Where else can we find you, Kahlia?

I am most active on my Instagram and my Pinterest is pretty poppin’ too! Both are @kahliaanika. Also look out for my handmade jewelry brand that’s going to be launching on Instagram soon! @klei.handmade!

Wear is… Mary Bordelon?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Now Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Mary Bordelon?

WEAR IS... MARY BORDELON?

When the lovely Mary Bordelon moved to New York from West Virginia, this small town girl took Brooklyn by storm. I had the pleasure of spending nearly the entire summer with Mary and watched in awe as she dove right into New York City life, (an experience that has intimidated many before her), with the same effortless grace she approaches her personal style with. Mary somehow manages to blend Parisian chic, Brooklyn casual and ultra-sweet farm girl vibes into one covetable wardrobe. Read this “it” girl’s interview below to get lost in her wonderfully aesthetic world. 

1. How would you describe your style in 3 words? 

I would say cozy, casual, chic!

2. What’s your current favorite item in your wardrobe and why? 

This changes super often, but right now it’s probably this vintage dress I thrifted over the summer! It’s maxi length with buttons down the front, covered in the most beautiful sage green watercolor floral pattern.

I love to wear it with kitten heels, but also with sneakers to dress it down. I’ve also been getting a ton of wear out of this little navy linen chore jacket I scored for fifty cents!

3. Is there anything in your wardrobe that has special memories? If so, tell us about them!

My entire closet is thrifted, besides maybe 3 or 4 random pieces, so I like to think everything has its own little memory attached. For example, I have a baby blue cardigan I thrifted visiting my hometown with my mom, and a tiered white cotton dress I found the first time I moved to New York City. There’s a baby pink trench coat my best friend, Abby thrifted and then passed on to me, and a red polka dot blouse I found the first time my boyfriend and I ever went thrifting together. I could probably go through my wardrobe and tell you the time I thrifted every little piece.

4. What’s one thing on your thrift list right now?

I’m on the hunt for some dark green high waisted denim after I regret passing up a pair a few weeks ago, and I’ve also been searching for a matching linen top and pant set. I also check for vintage chunky cardigans, long dresses, and kitten heels every time I set foot in a Goodwill.

5.  Who or what inspires your style most? 

I don’t necessarily have one person I look up to, but I do spend a ton of time on Pinterest. My favorite way to get outfit inspiration is from movies, people I see on the street, and just letting the pretty vintage pieces I find speak for themselves! I also have a million photos saved on Instagram I love to reference when I don’t know what to wear.

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

On the grand scale, I’m extremely proud of myself for graduating college early in the major I’ve always wanted despite my family’s opinions, and living my childhood dream of moving to NYC before I’m even 21.

On a much smaller scale, I went through my sock drawers and finally let the singles go.

Where else can we find you, Mary?

YouTube, Pinterest and Insta are my main socials!

I’m MaryBordelon on all.

Wear is… Nadine Fuller?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Now Wednesdays, a series that aims to highlight one special girl each week and let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Nadine Fuller?

WEAR IS... NADINE FULLER?

Though Nadine humbly admits she dislikes talking about herself, we have no problem telling you all about how fabulous she is! It would seem this Cornell graduate and vintage connoisseur is just one of those magical beings who has it all: brains, beauty, and a huge heart on a mission to save this planet. Not only that, one scroll through her instagram feed will have you drooling over her impeccable wardrobe. Read on to learn all about Nadine’s biggest style inspirations, what she’s most proud of right now and how she hopes to make a positive impact on the world! 

1. How would you describe your style in 3 words? 

This is so tricky omg! Definitely vintage influenced,usually pretty feminine and definitely a lot of the same classic elements my mom enjoys. 


2. What was your personal style journey like?

When I was younger it was definitely influenced a lot by mom. She tends to do a lot of matching, very classic silhouettes with a bit of bohemian flair. Then of course a brief tumblr phase, but that was more like collecting influences rather than acting them out, somehow.

Once I moved out though, I was definitely much more immersed in Instagram style and now I’m drawn to more vintage or vintage influenced imagery. I’m not sure I’ve made too many mistakes per se but I was once called out by a stranger in a dining hall for only wearing monochromatic pink during my sophomore year, so…

3. Who or what inspires your style most currently? 

I make full use of the instagram saved feature and often will scroll through mine as a moodboard of sorts if I get stuck getting dressed. Lately I've been really inspired by the editorial component of Paloma Wool and the way it celebrates the female form. Also, in the town I was last living in, there are a lot of middle aged women who embody a strong bohemian vibe while exuding comfort and so I've been really about that as well. 

4. What’s one thing on your thrift list right now?

I was going to say a 70s suede mini skirt but I just found one of eBay I'm pretty excited about.  Hopefully it's going to fit! I’m still looking for a good pair of Adidas white shorts if I can find em’ before summer is over. 


5. What do you hope to be remembered for? 

Ideally I hope I can make a difference with climate advocacy, even if it’s within my local community. But on an even smaller scale just being a supportive, empathetic friend. 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: What’s something you’re really proud of right now?

I’m doing a lot of reflecting on myself and the people in my life, trying to detangle all the pieces and ensure I’m taking care to only let in people who deserve to be in my life. I’m also doing my best to stop leading a fear driven life. For instance I’m currently based in New York but I'm potentially moving out to California, a place I always seem to be envisioning myself. 

You can follow Nadine’s beautiful instagram @nadinefullest, and she’s a proud rep for mejuri and glossier so be sure to shop her links here: Nadine’s glossier link & Nadine’s mejuri link.