My name is Alexandra Korba, and I am beyond psyched to be starting with CollegeFashionista this summer as a Style Guru. I just finished my freshman year at American University in Washington D.C. with a double major in International Studies and Film. I know that interning with CollegeFashionista will be a dream because it combines some of my favorite things: photography, writing and fashion. I’m honored to be a part of American University’s division of the site and can’t wait to meet all my future featured Fashionistas/os.
I grew up in northeast Texas in a town called Hurst. Although there are certainly things I miss about Texas (horses, NASCAR, football, Sonic) the fashion is not one of them. A girl can only see so many Miss Me jeans and cowboy boots before she has to flee the state. When I applied to colleges, I applied exclusively to schools in California, New York and Washington D.C. Every day I am even happier that I chose Washington D.C. because it is not only a mecca of politics and passion but also of creativity and fashion. I think this is one thing that D.C. is underrated for, and I hope to change that notion a bit in my time with CollegeFashionista.
My own personal style has changed a lot throughout my life. In elementary and middle school, my go-to accessories were a digital watch and shark-tooth necklace. Let’s just say I was a bit of a late bloomer. I like to think I have evolved a bit since then. Now, my day-to-day style changes depending on the occasion, but I always like to try something that makes me happy. If I’m not pleased with an outfit, it can ruin my entire day. Recently, I’ve been into relaxed, boho-inspired looks (think maxis, layered necklaces and sandals) but for night I will not go out in any heel under six inches. One question I get a lot is, “Why are you so dressed up?” To which I always respond, “Why not?”