This queen of the 305 is the trendiest, most down to earth girl at SMU. You won’t want to miss her on the boulevard sporting some classic sunnies and new sneaks. If you don’t know Julia, then you need to meet her.
Julia’s personality shines through her style and it’s no question she that knows exactly what’s happening in the fashion world at all times.
I’ve known JB since my first week of freshman year and she continues to make life on the Hilltop unlike any other. Her closet is full of new sneakers, trendy separates and bags for every occasion. Not only is her style on fleek, but so is her eye for interior design.
When it comes to JB, she’s singing your favorite song (and killing it btw), dancing, and having an absolute blast. I think when I grow up, I want to be Julia Batlle.
Who is your favorite style icon?
Talita Von Frustenberg, Negin Mirsalehi, and Jules Sariñana are just a few of the gals I follow for inspo. My mom also always seems to know what’s going on in the fashion world so I look to her for advice.
Where do you learn about trends?
#windowshopping (tbh mostly online shopping, but still). The best way to learn about what’s new is by checking out all of the recent collections online. I also study Vogue and Elle in my free time.
What is your favorite occasion to dress for?
I love dressing up on vacay. Something about being in a new place makes me feel more liberated and I find myself experimenting with my style. I love dressing up and dressing down equally, so there’s no specific occasion.
How would you describe your style?
Like I said, I’m pretty versatile. I love embracing new trends so I can sometimes be all over the place. I am definitely more content in a cool pair of sneaks, but my fav accessory is a sweet pair of sunnies. It can take any outfit to a whole new level.
Favorite stores to shop?
I LOVE Alice + Olivia, Sandro, Rag & Bone, and All Saints. Intermix is also a great one-stop-shop.
Journalism major with minors in Arts Management, Arts Entrepreneurship and Italian.
What are your plans after graduation?
In an ideal world, I would be Ari Gold from Entourage. That’s the goal.
Like I said, I want to be Julia when I grow up- forget Ari Gold.
Peace n’ Blessins,