Hello fashion enthusiasts! My name is Helena Kontos. I am lucky enough to say that this is my second time interning as a Style Guru with College Fashionista. During the summer, I was the ACCESSORIES REPORT girl. Okay, no… I didn’t have a cape, a mask or a special flashing light signal that could only be activated by a distressed mayor. However, I gave my all when scoping out every hat, bag and bracelet that crossed my path! This semester, however, I’m switching gears. No, I’m not a villain who will lead you into fashion wastelands. In fact, I will be doing quite the opposite. As I enter my second year as a Fashion Merchandising student at Kent State University, I will now be taking on the role of STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK.
You Fashionistas/os are in for a treat!
I feel as though I must tell you a little bit about my style so one knows what to expect when reading my posts this semester. Expect nothing! I am a fashion roller coaster. One would get hives when looking through my wardrobe. There is such a variety. I named it “A Clashing of the Styles.” As strange as this seems, it works for me. I don’t define myself by what I wear. If I did, I’d most definitely be diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. For example, I have a section of my closet I call “Audrey and Elizabeth.” That of course being my vintage and not-so-vintage 1960s pieces. I also have a great deal of leather, bohemian and punk infused garments. Believe it or not, I have an outfit that is eerily similar to Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” ensemble. I love it. The part of my closet that outweighs the others would be the denim section. I am a denim queen. A day without wearing denim hurts me. It doesn’t matter the wash or fit, if it resembles Levi Strauss’ vision, I’ll wear it.
I have three pieces of advice for you. 1) Wear what you want! You know what you love! You know what makes you feel invincible when you wear it. Being comfortable in what you wear (metaphorically) is the most important thing. Honestly, we all have those shoes that make us wince with every step. However, we bought them because we love them. This leads me to my second piece of advice. 2) Never – I mean never – be embarrassed of your purchases. I don’t care if they are a pair of bell-bottomed corduroys from middle school. If you loved a garment once, you will love it always. 3) My final piece of advice is to always be you. Don’t dress a certain way to make “cool” girls like you. Don’t dress a certain way to make men like you. Dress for you! Take a tip or two from me, fashion enthusiasts. I won’t steer you wrong.