Kelsey Stiegman

Kelsey (she/her) is the Senior Fashion Editor at Bustle, where she oversees the site’s fashion coverage — including features, shopping roundups, and celebrity style. After years of manifesting, she finally joined BDG’s editorial team in March 2022. Since then, Kelsey has revamped the Style vertical and launched a successful luxury handbag series called Secure The Bag.

Before landing at Bustle, she came from a six-year stint at Seventeen. Though she started as an Editorial Intern, she left as the Senior Style Editor, having managed the team’s fashion and beauty verticals and led e-commerce strategy. With more than eight years of experience in digital fashion media, she also offers freelance creative and social media consulting services.

Even in college, Kelsey was obsessed with one day becoming a fashion editor. Her time at Illinois State University was packed with fashion internships and extra curriculars of all kinds. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising and a minor in Writing.

Making good on her pledge to “live life like it’s a permanent vacation,” Kelsey left the family farm and moved to Brooklyn after college. There she enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring local vintage shops — all while Instagramming the entire experience. When she’s not in NYC, you can find her on *actual* vacation: sitting poolside at a resort, sightseeing in Europe, or camping at a national park.

Follow @klstieg on Instagram for outfit pics, travel recommendations, beautiful plates of pasta, and Chihuahua mom content.

Fashion Week

A Recap Of Paris Fashion Week 2024’s Most Jaw-Dropping Moments

Braided hair neckties, bare butts, and more.

By Kelsey Stiegman and Alyssa Lapid

Trend Report

All The Cool Girls Will Be Wearing These Jewelry Trends In 2024

And some already are.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Fashion Week

Everything I Wore For My 19th Season Of New York Fashion Week

Thong pants, sweater undies, and more.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Fashion Week

10 Shocking New York Fashion Week Moments Everyone Is Talking About

From Beyoncé’s front row appearance to Emily Ratajkowski’s catwalk return.

By Alyssa Lapid and Kelsey Stiegman

Trend Report

Fashion Girls Agree, These Designer Shoes Will Be Everywhere In 2024

From Gucci, Prada, and more.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Secure The Bag

I’m Calling It: These 13 Designer Bags Will Be Everywhere In 2024

Happy shopping!

By Alyssa Lapid and Kelsey Stiegman

Bustle's Most Wanted Awards

10 Holiday Fashion Picks That Will Elevate Your 2024 Wardrobe

It’s time for your new year glow-up.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Celebrity Style

Taylor Swift's Latest Outfit Has A Major 'Reputation' Easter Egg

Did you spot it?

By Meguire Hennes and Kelsey Stiegman

Trend Report

These 11 Fashion Trends Will Bring The Drama To Your Winter Wardrobe

The weather may be drab, but your look won’t be.

By Alyssa Lapid and Kelsey Stiegman

Celebrity Style

Kelsea Ballerini's Cheeky NYLON Cover Was Inspired By An Iconic Shoot

The country pop singer is the mag’s It Girl Issue cover star.

By Allie Fasanella and Kelsey Stiegman

Fashion Week

Everything I Wore To NYFW As Bustle’s Senior Fashion Editor

Pajama tops, gym shorts, and a bodysuit as a shirt.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Celebrity Style

Olivia Rodrigo Rocked “GUTS” Rings On The MTV VMAs Red Carpet

A stylish Easter egg.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Serving Style

How To Wear Fall’s Most Impossible-To-Style Fashion Trends

According to Bustle’s chicest editors.

By Kelsey Stiegman

TV & Movies

'Sex & The City' Is Still Failing Bisexual People

Even decades later, the show wants characters to “pick a side and stay there.”

By Kelsey Stiegman

Trend Report

8 Exciting Fashion Trends That Will Define Fall 2023

Snakeskin, motorcycle boots, and ludicrously capacious bags.

By Alyssa Lapid and Kelsey Stiegman

10/10 Recommend

The $68 Reformation Tank Top Bustle Editors Are Obsessed With

“This tank is the most-worn top in my closet.”

By Kelsey Stiegman

Shopping

11 Drop-Waist Dresses That’ll Give Your Summer ‘Fit A Dose Of Elegance

Because Fashion TikTok said so.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Shopping

How To Find Sales At Maison Margiela’s Outlet, According To Employees

On Tabis and more.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Swim Week

14 Stunning Plus-Size Looks From Miami Swim Week

They brought the heat.

By Kelsey Stiegman

Swim Week

Thong Bikinis Were Trending Hard At Miami Swim Week

Minimal coverage, maximum style

By Kelsey Stiegman