STYLE GURU BIO: Elspeth Chalmers

Style Guru Bio

I have two passions in life: French and fashion. At the University of Toronto, I spend my days studying French Literature as a Master’s student. It’s not just the literature that draws me to French, however—I love the culture too, especially the fashion.

My interest in fashion began around the time I started high school. Being made to wear uniforms made me realize how important it was for me to choose my own clothes. I would come home every day after school and dream of what I could be wearing. I would watch runway shows or fashion television religiously. I began to fall in love with designers like Chanel and Marc Jacobs.

When I went away to university, I finally had the chance to put my inspiration into action. The campus became my runway, as it is to so many students. At the University of Toronto, students seem to relish the opportunity to dress up for class. I often find myself coveting the outfits of other students. Now, as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, I can actually learn from the style of other students around campus.

I am so excited to be joining the CollegeFashionista team this spring as a Style Guru. I am looking forward to working on men’s fashion. Like Coco Chanel herself, I think men’s fashion is often the best inspiration for women. A classic button-down will always look fabulous whether on a man or a woman. This spring, I hope to see plenty of fashinoistas and fashionistos on campus and I hope that I can help guys and gals learn from men’s street style at the University of Toronto.



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