Look who’s back, my fellow Fashionistas and Fashionistos! Just a reminder, my name is Carina, I’m 22-years-old and I am a junior at Eastern Washington University studying journalism. This is my second semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I am more than intrigued to be writing for the AROUND TOWN category, exposing different fashion boutiques and maybe even some up-and-coming fashion designers! Some little things about me: I am a long distance runner, I have been playing the guitar since high school and I am absolutely crazy about my passion for fashion! I love it so much in fact that I am planning on going into Fashion Journalism to further my studies and skills later on. CollegeFashionista has already helped with some of those skills!
If there is one thing I pride myself on, it is my sense of style. It is not to say that I think my style is better than anyone else’s, but I really like to make clothing my own. Sure, I will follow trends and wear them a certain way, but only if I like it! When I get dressed every morning, my goal is to be able to look at my outfit and be like, “Oh yeah, now THIS is what I’m talkin’ about!” That is the absolute best thing about being your own person. Not only do you have all of these great quirks and traits—but you have your own sense of style, too! Pictured here is one of my ideal looks: skinny jeans, heels and a blazer—all black of course! I am a strong follower of “black is the new black.” Seriously, my closet drowns in black garments! Of course, I always have to have some color, so I have a statement necklace with bright colors and my sweet, red glasses from Warby Parker. Those definitely make my outfit stand out for sure!
The days when I am not working at my job at H&M or walking from class to class, I am certainly wearing stilettos or something with a heel. I am 5’1″, so it doesn’t make a huge difference, but they make my feet look pretty and I think that’s an accomplishment! Dressing up my outfit is my favorite thing to do when putting garments together. This blazer has a silky collar and my stilettos are high and quality—these make all the difference of sophisticating my look! I carry this tan, studded bag with me because I think it is one of the most fabulous things I’ve ever laid my hands on and I always want to look my best. I believe that is the point of having style, so I carry it with me wherever I go. I never plan on changing that.