Fashion Girls 101: Amy Astley

A look into the style of the genius behind your 17-year-old self's favorite magazine.
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A look into the style of the genius behind your 17-year-old self's favorite magazine.

Here at CF, you've learned how to dress like designers, celebrities, and even interns. But what about those behind-the-scenes gears in the machine that is the fashion industry? The editors, photographers, PR managers, buyers, art directors, and the slew of other people that keep this business up and running?

In this new column, we're looking at the styles of those front-row it-girls with jobs that "a million girls would kill for."

Who is Amy?

Amy Astley Instagram header

Photo Credit: Amy Astley on Instagram

Amy Astley is the editor-in-chief of a magazine you're probably very familiar with: Teen Vogue. Amy was appointed by Anna Wintour at age 34, after a 10-year career at Vogue, a very early age for such a high position.

Amy's job involves acting as a leader and a guide, working with and encouraging every department under her in order to create a full, cohesive, and beautiful magazine. 

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Photo Credit: Amy Astley on Instagram

Amy's style is both sophisticated and daring. Her office wear tends to lean more toward traditional, while her formal wear often takes on a boho vibe. Much like Anna Wintour's go-to floral dress and nude heels, Amy often gravitates toward the same formulas. This can be a great way to look professional and stylish, while keeping your outfit relatively trend-free.

Try out these looks inspired by Amy for your next weekend, internship, or night out:

Casual

Amy Astley Casual Look

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For a relaxing weekend, channel Amy's editor-off-duty look with some cozy basics. Start with your comfiest black jeans, and add on a maroon sweater for a pop of color. Buckle up your editor-approved oxfords, then grab a chic tote bag that'll take you anywhere. Finish with a few statement rings for a little bit of fun. After all, this is Teen Vogue.

Work

Amy Astley work outfit

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For work, Amy sports office-appropriate outfits without sacrificing fun or creativity. Start with a pleated midi skirt in a fun color or pattern. Keep your top basic with a black crew-neck, and add on trendy gladiator heels. Finish the look off with a giant bag and fun watch, so you can keep track of all your important editor meetings.

Going Out

Amy Astley going out look

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Like Anna Wintour, Amy Astley has her own formula for formal nights. Boho dress + over-the-knee boots = formal, unexpected, and appropriate.

Follow Amy's lead with this fun cut-out boho dress that hits just below the knees. Slip on over-the-knee boots that are perfect for fall. Add a cocktail ring and big earrings to make a statement, but keep your clutch simple yet unexpected (like this rolled one) to really make an impact.

What do you think?

Do you dream of being a magazine editor? Which of these outfits do you like best? Would you try a boho dress on a night out, or do you have a formula of your own? Who is your favorite behind-the-scenes style icon? Let me know in the comments!