Style Radar: Julia Engel

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by Abby Rennicke, Contributing Writer

Despite high profile models, singers and actresses historically being our major sources of fashion inspiration, fashion bloggers and Instagrammers are staking their claim as a uniquely personalized and relatable alternative for social media savvy style lovers everywhere. One of these bloggers and Instagrammers that has earned her way to the top of the blogging world and should be on your radar is the timelessly glamorous and chic, Julia Engel, the creative fashion genius behind Gal Meets Glam.

The originally San Francisco-based blogger, now recent Charleston resident, began her blog in 2011 as a Junior in college studying business and marketing. Her organic blogging content stayed true to her feminine and classic style, while her knack for creative writing propelled her to turn Gal Meets Glam into a full-time career in 2013. She is now ranked in the top 5 most influential bloggers by Fashionista, and is known by many brands and consumers of online fashion content.

Her classic and feminine style is not so much dependent on trends, but is rooted in her own feminine self-expression while gleaning inspiration from the architecture, culture and landscapes of the various destinations she travels to. Julia emulates girly sophistication with her Miranda Kerr and Diane Kruger inspired looks that are equally pretty and as they are timeless. The self-proclaimed dress lover is also seen in dark denim skinnies with tasteful button-ups, well-tailored pants with posh jackets, as well as structured or flowing skirts with airy tops. Often times these ensembles are frosted with dainty, girly touches such as bows, lace, or a soft pink lip. Her colorful style often showcases her affinity for all shades and tints of pink and red, and does not shy away from the inclusion of patterns such as floral, gingham and stripes. While her style often embodies the classic feminine beauty of Chanel, a brand which she often dons, Julia enjoys mixing high-end and low-end pieces within her outfits spanning from H&M and Topshop to Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent. Her mix of designer and fast-fashion labels makes her equally glamorous and relatable.

For those sophisticated, feminine, chic girly-girls and those fashionistas who have wanderlust, be sure to keep an eye out for the gal behind Gal Meets Glam, Julia Engel, to satisfy your cravings of sweet style and to add a little glam to your everyday life.

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All photos from either or Julia’s Instagram: @juliahengel

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