Emmeline, our Associate Education Editor, attributes her clean, polished style to her alma mater, Duke University, where the student body is mostly preppy. The North Carolina-native has always been interested in clothes. In high school she designed her own party dresses, which were distastrous at times, but came in handy at others (she fashioned two dresses out of one of her mom's old gowns!). Since moving to New York, her daring side has definitely come out: She's not afraid to rock a bright a yellow miniskirt in the office.
Carolyn, our Associate Teen Editor, grew up in northern California, and her style is a reflection of the area's bohemian vibe. She thinks her look is more suited to San Francisco, where she grew up wearing sandals and going to the beach. Carolyn describes her style as comfortable and casual, "kind of granola." She recently underwent a wardrobe detox, and determined that she only wears loose silhouettes and floral prints, so she got rid of the more trend-driven items (sayonara, bright pink pants!). She looks to '70s style icon Jane Birkin and Carey Mulligan as her style icons.
While you won't see Emmeline rocking what she referred to as "farmers market attire" any time soon, our experiment did have some positive results. Carolyn said, "I have determined that I don't have enough 'going out' clothes, and that my looks usually end up being more casual than I'd like. This shoot has reinforced my style, but it has made me want to figure out how to stay true to my style for an evening look." Stay tuned ...
Check out the girls as they switched styles below, and keep clicking to see style swaps we've done in the past here.