Located on New York City’s 27th street and 7th avenue, FIT’s campus spans a total of one bustling block, meeting fashion from corner to corner.
While FIT is best-known for being the place where creativity gets down to business, I’m here to show you that it’s much more than that. Learn how to let fashion live free and explore the many outfits of FIT by meeting the individuals who love to embrace their personal styles.
This week it was Emma Strehle’s cheetah-print mini dress accessorized with a black bucket hat that caught my eye. Check it out below.
Name: Emma Strehle
Major: Advertising and Marketing Communications
Hometown: Port Jefferson, New York (Long Island)
Q1: How would you describe your personal style?
“I would say my style is influenced by hip-hop with a more feminine touch. I love neutral colors so I can use one article of clothing for 12 different looks. When I dress sporty, I always find a way to add a retro flare. My style is 100% based on my mood.”
Q2: Who is your style role model/style inspiration?
“Pia Mia, a famous singer and actress. She’s a street style icon. I love how her style is boyish with feminine accessories.”
Q3: Where are key pieces from your outfit from?
“I’m a baller on a budget. My dress is from Forever 21, but I was inspired to purchase it when I saw the same dress at Urban Outfitters for double the price! My sheer black top is from Fashion Nova. My bucket hat is from H&M and my boots are Doc Marten; I live in those things.”
Q4: What is your favorite trend at the moment?
“I’m in LOVE with slip dresses, silk clothing items, hair accessories and all white sneakers. I’m also always sporting cargo pants with a statement shoe.”
Q5: Least favorite trend?
“I can’t stand super floral prints. I also hate low rise pants. Plastic shoes need to go. I will also never be able to jump on the 80’s trend.”
Q6: What is your favorite summer item that you can’t wait to break out?
“I just bought a red leather mini skirt with silver buttons that go down both sides; I can’t wait to pair it with a cute lace tank top or corset. I also love my purple and white Nike air max Dia sneakers, they’re the perfect summer shoe.
Q7: Favorite beauty look?
“Makeup is my thing and I currently love colorful eyeliner. For everyday, I adore a natural dewy skin look with a pop of a bright highlight or a fun color in the corner of the eye to give some personality to the look. In general, I prefer cream beauty products over powder.”