Intern Styling 101: East Coast in the Midwest

This summer at Pattern we’ve brought on more interns than ever before, so we’re taking advantage of it by introducing our first intern style guide. This series will introduce each of our interns and their personal style with a classroom-inspired experience. So sit back and grab a pencil because class is in session!

When looking for fashion inspiration in the East Coast, you can check just about any street style Instagram or blog and you’re more than likely going to find what you’re looking for. New York is overflowing with East Coast #ootd’s consisting of clean and classic styles with an edgy twist. Whether you’re feeling faux fur and leather or menswear inspired from head to toe, your personal style should reflect who you are. Today we’ll be stepping into the Intern Style 101 classroom with our photography intern Julie Valentine to get some tips on how to use and work your own East Coast style right here in the Midwest.

McKenzie Price: What’s the best way to achieve East Coast style in the Midwest?

Julie Valentine: I feel like that part of the U.S. is more androgynous and simplistic, but edgy at the same time. I definitely think keeping things monochromatic and loose fitting is the best way to do it. If you think it’s more risky, it’s probably East Coast.

MP: How would you take this outfit from day to night?

JV: I’d trade in the shoes for some stilettos, more of a statement shoe. I’d take off the black cardigan and add heavy jewelry. I’d end the look with heavier makeup, like a smoky eye or something of that sort.

*Julie suggests looking up Brooklyn Blonde’s blog to get East Coast inspiration for your own style





Julie’s look: Shirt, Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s; Cardigan, AGB for Macy’s; Pants, Forever21;
Boots, Charlotte Russe; Sunglasses, Glik’s

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