From 9 AMs to the Front Page: Ivy Leaguers With Style

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From 9 AMs to the Front Page: Ivy Leaguers With Style

See an outfit you like on Locust? Get your camera ready, because you might snap a photo of a future fashion icon. Many Ivy Leaguers have become trendsetters that have defined style from everyday streetwear to red carpet designs. Read on for some of their front page-worthy looks and how you can sport their style on campus.

Tory Burch

Our very own Penn alumnus, Tory Burch, graduated in 1988 with a degree in art history. However, she’s better known for her own successful fashion line of women’s clothing, shoes, and handbags. Her signature style is a blend of preppy and bohemian pieces. Score some Tory Burch designs for yourself!

Tory pairs a pleated high-waisted skirt with a bohemian statement necklace.
Courtesy of Breakfast with Tiffany

Emma Watson

After dazzling the world with her performance as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, Emma Watson attended Brown as an English major. On the street, Emma loves to layer a muted, simple blouse and skinny jeans with a bold coat or scarf. The timeless, Audrey Hepburn-esque ensemble pairs well with a plaid scarf or houndstooth coat. Here is a structured statement piece to make any fall outfit more interesting.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Columbia grad Joseph Gordon-Levitt took a break from acting in 2001 to attend university, but dropped out in 2004 to pursue it again. Whether he’s in the latest blockbuster film, interview, or on his way to work, JGL takes a liking to styling slim-fitting collared shirts with eccentric ties. Patterned ties can be found almost anywhere, but here’s one you can wear for autumn.

JGL wears a polka dot tie with mismatched socks on Good Morning America.
Courtesy of Daily Mail

Lupita Nyong’o

Yale graduate Lupita Nyong’o combines neutrals with a cool palette, but also breaks expectations by wearing bright colors in the wintertime. The star also loves her wide brim hats. Free People has a large array of hats for any season, topping off any outfit.

John Legend

Not a fan of color? Not a problem, because John Legend, another Penn alumnus, keeps his look fresh with a monochrome palette. John graduated from dear old Penn in 1999 with a major in English. He keeps his wardrobe interesting by layering different fabrics and experimenting with patterns.

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