STYLE PROFILE: MEET ADRIENNE

Meet Adrienne! She is the Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing at the UT Austin engineering school. Over the last year we have worked together to edit her closet and perfect her signature style. Read about some of Adrienne's biggest wardrobe challenges and wardrobe victories below!

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1. How would you describe your personal style?

Adrienne:  Reflective of my personality — practical and balanced, savvy and straight-forward, creative and put-together, all packaged together with a big splash of charm.

2. What are some of your biggest wardrobe challenges?

Adrienne: Looking my age: I'm 31, but look young and am often mistaken for a college student (that's what I get for working at my alma mater). It's always a challenge to dress in a way that doesn't age me in either direction, younger or older.

Dressing professionally while expressing my personality: I am lucky to work at a university, where there's no real dress code. But sometimes it's tricky to dress for certain meetings or events, especially because you're never going to see me wearing a classic black suit (one with polka dots, on the other hand...).

Finding the right lengths: I'm petite (but not without some curves), so finding lengths that hit just right, from the wrists to the ankles, isn't always the easiest thing in the world. It probably took me longer than I'd like to admit, but I finally got on the tailoring train, and it has majorly helped the way I shop.

3. What has been your favorite part about working on your wardrobe?

Adrienne: Exactly that — working on it. I love style and clothes and the process of choosing what to wear every day and for any occasion. My husband often catches me literally just standing and staring at my closet; I'm in my own wardrobe world, imagining outfit combinations and mulling over what's there and how I can make it work. It's been really fun, and even a little surprising, to see how my personal style has evolved as I've gotten older. I guess I could say that working on my wardrobe is my hobby and that makes it even more exciting, because it's never-ending.

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