Fashion is one the simplest forms of personal identity. As said by Miuccia Prada, “Fashion is the first step out of poverty. You have nothing and then you put something on… when you get dressed, you are making public your idea about yourself.” It is influenced by society, culture, beliefs, environment and personal experience. Just by looking around at how people dress, we can learn a thing or two about who they are or who they want to be. Fashion as a means of self-expression is just as any other language, a form of communication that influences everyone’s lives from the second we get dressed in the morning, which is why I am so excited to be a part of the CollegeFashionista family.
If anyone knows me, they know that my closet is always exploding with clothes (although I argue that the closet is too small, not that I have too many clothes), my purse collection is overwhelming and, apparently, they say I have something called “shopping addiction.” I can neither deny nor agree with these statements, but what I can say is I love fashion. Growing up in both California and Washington, and now attending a university on the beachy central coast, my style is influenced by a wide variety of experiences and is a mood driven urban-bohemian-street-something kind of style. The essence of finding personal style is a part of the adventure of discovering ourselves and I could not agree more with the quote “fashion fades, style is eternal.” Today I was inspired to wear a sleeveless shirtdress paired with a denim long sleeve and floral Dr. Marten boots with white crew-length socks to toughen up the look. Along with this, I wore a simple silver cuff, dainty chandelier earrings and a Dooney & Bourke cross-body purse I purchased at a thrift store.
As a first time Style Guru on CollegeFashionista, I am excited to write the WHAT TO WEAR category for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. I believe I am stating the obvious when I say being able write and share with you Fashionistas/os about the ever-evolving fashion and this snapshot in time of where our fashion is today is an incredible opportunity. While I pursue my Business major at Cal Poly, I feel privileged to represent and share with you my stylish Cal Poly Mustang peers’ fashion and I am more than excited to begin my summer as a part of the CollegeFashonista family.