Katie is renting her closet on Curtsy. Download the app to rent her clothes now.
PS. Curtsy is live at NC State. Curtsy lets you rent dresses from fashionistas at your school. Browse, rent and post dresses of your own to make extra CA$H.
Lover of all things fashion, meet Katie Albert. She’s currently studying fashion textile brand management and marketing at NC State and soaks up every minute of it. She told #TeamCurtsy, “I am lucky that NC State has such an amazing program in place to let me do what I love each day.” She’s overly excited about her plans next summer — she will be interning at Kohl’s headquarters near Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Product Management Intern.
Curtsy: What does fashion mean to you?
KA: I view fashion as a way to express yourself. If you are first meeting someone, how you are dressed can be part of that person’s first impression of you. I think the way I dress reflects often reflects my personality, and I think it’s amazing how clothes can speak for themselves in that way.
Curtsy: How do you describe your personal style?
KA: My style changes based on my mood most of the time. Black is always my go to— it looks good with everything. If I had to pick I would say my style is a mix of boho, street chic. One day I could wear something super edgy (probably because I actually had time to get ready) and the next day I could be in adidas, leggings and a t-shirt. Its so hard to pick just one style.
I feel like my style can be different daily, so over the years it has definitely morphed. In sixth grade I literally only wore Ralph Lauren. Polo’s were for some reason my go-to.
In my later middle school years I got into more of the skater look. In high school I would dress up for class everyday, even wearing heels sometimes. Now I just like to mix it up.
Curtsy: Where do you go to for fashion inspiration?
SK: Australian fashion! I love it — everything they wear is so unique, yet simplistic at the same time. Sabo skirt is my favorite. I think I would wear anything they make probably.
Curtsy: Who are your favorite designers, and why do you admire them?
KA: Free People each garment they make is unique. Free People is such a recognizable brand, and that’s something I really admire.
I can walk down the street and know something is Free People simply because of its embellishments and how it’s made.
My second favorite is probably Marc Jacobs. I like how daring he is with his designs and advertisements. Everything is so bold and out there.
Curtsy is the app that lets you rent dresses from each other on college campuses, and it’s live at NC State.
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