My name is Erin Shields and I am so excited to be a part of CollegeFashionista this semester. I am currently an incoming sophomore at the University of Utah, majoring in communications with an emphasis in public relations. This semester I get the wonderful opportunity of writing the STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK column. With this being my first time as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, I am anxious to share with you my style advice and ways you can achieve the looks I will be posting. I hope that I will be able to inspire all the Fashionistas and Fashionistos out there.
This internship is such an amazing opportunity because I get to share with you the things I love the most: fashion, style and beauty. I am a total girly-girl for sure. I love the color pink, tulle and pretty much anything that’s sparkly. Although I consider myself a girly-girl, I love all different styles and can’t wait to start posting all the amazing fashion I spot around my campus. Some of my fashion icons are Lauren Conrad, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Blake Lively. You will probably see my love for them reflected in my posts.
Alexander Wang said, “It’s a new era in fashion—there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels and up-and-coming designers all together.” I absolutely love this quote; I think it really embraces what fashion should be about. Personal style is very important, we shouldn’t let our clothes wear us, we need to wear them. It is okay to take risks with your clothes. Life is about standing out, not blending in. Fashion gives us the chance to say who we are by what we wear.
This semester I hope to bring you guys all sorts of different styles in hopes to help you all develop your own personal styles. I will be giving you the latest trends and ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe. I am excited to share this experience with all of you. Watch for my STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK every Monday.