STYLE GURU BIO: Carolyn Amurao

Style Guru Bio

This is the last time I will be introducing myself to all of you lovely people. For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Carolyn and I’m from Vancouver, B.C. I currently live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and I’m a senior at NYU where I double major in Journalism and Cinema Studies. It is bittersweet that my time at school and College Fashionista is coming to an end. I’ve been a Style Guru every term since the spring of freshman year, so even after graduation I’ll probably still chase after Fashionistas out of habit. Three years later there’s still something so fun and rewarding about capturing yet another fashionable NYU student. Without a doubt, hunting for street style has become one of my favorite things to do; it really makes you see and appreciate the many beautiful people in this city. When I’m not stalking Fashionistas with a camera in hand, you can find me dancing, eating, reading Nylon or thinking real hard about going to yoga. I also love traveling, napping and watching movies.

As far as my personal style goes, street style reporting has been a big influence. The trendsetters I find each week inspire me to be creative and take pride in my appearance. I like to play around with different looks (depending on the season, day of the week, what my hair decides to look like in the morning, etc.) so it’s hard to label my style. However, staple pieces in my wardrobe include skinny jeans, loose, comfy sweaters, flirty dresses and my black Kork-Ease wedges. Like most girls, I love getting dolled up but a T-shirt with high-tops works, too. For me, it is important that fashion is fun and individual. Never say that you “can’t pull something off” unless you’ve really tried and felt uncomfortable. Be mindful of what works with your body type but remember that fashion is for everyone – that’s something you can really see when browsing through CollegeFashionista. I believe that when you wear your clothes with confidence and attitude you can pull off (almost) anything.

Unfortunately, satisfying one’s fashion cravings in college can be tough. However, when you’re patient enough to browse through sale racks (hello, Bloomingdale’s) and scour vintage stores you can come up with great outfits. I’m looking forward to sharing some of them every Wednesday in NYU’s FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT column!


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