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Quad Style: Emily Robb

Quad Style: Emily Robb

Meet Emily Robb, a second-year hoping to double major in Philosophy and Political Science. She’s from Los Angeles but went to boarding school on the East Coast. On campus, she’s CAO of Theta and involved with Jumpstart, Women in Law, and Amnesty International. She’s super passionate about reading, writing, and music, everything from Ariana Grande to old Monteverdi madrigals.


How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style definitely varies day to day and is so different based on my environment (LA vs. East Coast vs. Chicago). Sometimes I’ll wear more traditionally effeminate dresses or skirts, other times I’ll wear more playful and distressed loose jeans with fun sneakers and a plain t-shirt. I think my most consistent outfit is a pair of skinny jeans, boots, a cashmere sweater, and a leather jacket.

Any favorite or least favorite fashion trends?

I honestly don’t pay enough attention to fashion trends as much as I should. When I go shopping I can’t help but run my hands over every item of clothing on the rack, so I’d say a lot of what dictates the clothes that I choose to wear is how they feel.

What are your favorite places to shop?

My mom’s closet, thrift stores, Urban Outfitters, Reformation, Madewell, Vince, Rag & Bone. And Current/Elliott has the BEST over-sized men’s cashmere sweaters.

... although I don’t have the most clear-cut and identifiable relationship with fashion, I’m mostly just grateful it’s become a bit more nuanced and subdued over time.

What’s your relationship to fashion and how has it changed over time?

If you look at pictures of me in elementary school, you’ll notice that I’m wearing pink in every single one. Apparently I refused to wear anything that wasn’t pink, sparkly, or adorned with hearts, so although I don’t have the most clear-cut and identifiable relationship with fashion, I’m mostly just grateful it’s become a bit more nuanced and subdued over time.

Any fashion regrets?

Literally everything I wore to 7th grade bar and bat mitzvahs.


All images courtesy of Justin Pan

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