Office Style: Meet Kristina

Kristina… “Winona Ryder in the 90s meets Spinelli from recess…”

Your position at Free People…

Designer – Day Dresses.

How does your job influence your personal style?

I try to stay true to my personal aesthetic no matter what but, working in fashion, being around it almost every day, you are definitely influenced by what you look to for inspiration, subconsciously or not. So sometimes, when I see things I like, I’ll try to find versions of it on Etsy or elsewhere.

What is your personal style?

“Winona Ryder in the 90s meets Spinelli from recess”. But honestly, I don’t buy clothes all that often, and when I do it’s picking up random things I see and I know I’ll really love. Anyone I know will tell you I’m almost always in black. Usually either high-waisted skinny jeans and a band tee or some kind of crop top if I’m at work or out for the night. Sometimes a dress, if I’m going somewhere cute. I probably almost always have a choker on and a lot of silver jewelry because I feel naked without it.

Go-to fashion rule or styling trick?

I can’t wear anything that I don’t feel comfortable in.

Favorite part about your job?

Mocking! We make a lot of our designs by hand to show in meetings and it’s definitely the most fun. Sketching is a close second but, with mocking, you get to make your design exactly what you want it to be in every aspect, from fabric to fit to trims to color or print — it’s the best way to see what’s in your head come to life.

Most challenging part of your job?

Having too many ideas and not enough time to make them happen! haha

What’s in your shopping cart?

Dolman Moto Jacket 

Modern Femme Vegan Mini

Top Peak Hiker Boot 

Vegan Leather Lattice Skinny Pant

One thing in your closet that you could not live without?

My leather jacket. I’m pretty sure it’s child-sized so it fits cropped and the sleeves are short, but it’s perfect. I bought it at a vintage store in New Hope probably 3 years ago and I wear it almost every day when the weather is right, so it’s super broken in. It has a bunch of my favorite pins on it and I’d be so sad if I lost it.

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Her pants are cute! Like her leather jacket, I wear children’s clothing too. The fit is just better for my tiny build.

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5 years ago

In love with her style <3

5 years ago

I love her outfit and her 90’s style : )

5 years ago

aww i love stina and i love her style. you cute, girl! such an inspiration!

5 years ago

oops. above is me, nikki! hehe

5 years ago

Would love to see the actual clothes & designs created next time

5 years ago

Wow cool outfits. Love it.

5 years ago

Her clothes are really fashioanble and has something unique in them.
I have also buyed the similar pants from Tillys store at a discounted price.

4 years ago

aww i love stina and i love her style. you cute, girl! such an inspiration!

3 years ago

Great photo shoot. and the dresses are also so beautiful.