WVU in Top 5 in Most Stylish Campus contest
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 23:05
As if it wasn’t already apparent, West Virginia University has been named one of the most stylish campuses in the country.
Thanks to the revolutionary online style tracker, Stylitics.com, students and campuses throughout the country entered the Most Stylish Campus contest to prove their fashion ability.
Stylitics.com is an online resource for fashion lovers and trendsetters throughout the world. The website allows women all around the world to track their style ideas and progress.
The movement began more than a year ago and has grown tremendously.
Most recently, the Stylitics team has paired up with HerCampus.com in an attempt to find the country’s most stylish campus.
The contest began April 16 and continued through May 10. Last week, the winners were announced.
From day one, WVU has been one of the top five schools in the nation.
Students from 212 campuses around the country were given the opportunity to create fashion profiles on Stylitics.com.
Of the countless applicants, the top 50 student profiles were selected based on their followers and activity on the site.
WVU sophomore Fashion Design & Merchandising student Emma Grossman took the top spot.
Although Grossman and WVU beat out hundreds of other schools, Boston University placed first in the contest.
Boston University didn’t have the top student profile, but they had more profiles than WVU, therefore acquiring more style points toward the contest.
Stylitics.com Marketing Manager Jessica Novak was thoroughly impressed with the contest.
"Boston was the top school, but Emma Grossman was actually the No. 1 student. She had an awesome profile," said Novak.
Grossman will join the other top 50 winners in a feature article on HerCampus.com.
These style gurus will inspire a fashion look-book for the website with direct links to their own individual style pages.
The winners will also receive a prize package from some of the industry’s top designers.
Because of the great success of the contest, the Stylitics team plans to expand their empire.
"We’re starting to reach out to high school ambassadors. It’s kind of the next step for Stylitics," Novak said.
And although there is no word on the next style contest, Novak is confident there will be plenty of opportunities for students to share their fashion trends through Styltics.com.
"We don’t have anything solid in the works right now, but there’s definitely going to be something going on in the fall," Novak said.
The newest innovation for Stylitics.com is the launch of their app, which will be available for use this summer.
Novak encourages students and fashion trendsetters alike to track their style progression.
"We definitely had some very active students at WVU with awesome style profiles. It was overall a great contest, and I think we accomplished what we hoped to," said Novak.
For more information about upcoming events, contests and news about Stylitics, check out the website and the Stylitics blog at stylitics.tumblr.com.