Hey readers! My name is Ivy Fisher and I am so thrilled to be a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista this spring. I am a senior majoring in Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. Although CollegeFashionista is my first fashion internship, there has never been a time in my life when I wasn’t somewhat immersed in the fashion world.
I have lived in Chappaqua, New York, which is just outside of Manhattan, my whole life. For years, I have had a fascination with the fashion industry. My parents both worked in menswear, so I grew up with swatches all over the kitchen table. As I got older, I began going to fashion tradeshows in NYC with my father and helping to learn how certain pieces work together to make an ideal outfit. I have always been a creative person, taking AP photojournalism in high school, helping to design the yearbook and attending fashion classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. I have also always been in a work environment that has to do with the fashion industry. I have worked at a menswear store in my hometown called Family Britches and an upscale eyeglass boutique called Chappaqua Eye Gallery. My most recent job at Cotélac, a small French retail store in Boston, taught me the ins and outs of fashion merchandising. I will continue my career goals in fashion by starting at Michael Kors in January!
I am constantly distracted by the latest magazines and blogs. I love finding new trends and styles, and I try to experiment with them, working them into my everyday style. I try to incorporate new items that I might not have been immediately drawn to into my wardrobe. I think that a Fashionista/o can make almost any item work by mixing and matching!
I rarely seek approval from other people for my fashion choices; I simply wear what I like. I think that the more unique you look the better. Although I am not afraid to try out a new look, I always fall back on my favorites. I gravitate to pieces that have a touch of edginess. I like to layer; I think it creates great subtle detail to an outfit. I often layer sweaters and scarves in the winter and shorts or skirts over tights when I am tired of seeing jeans everyday. I tend to stick with basic colors like black and beige, but I am not afraid to let bright colors pop in contrast. I have an addiction for boots of any kind. I love neon jeans, my black leather jacket, anything that is studded and vintage tees that I can cut up and make my own.
I’m happy to contribute my fashion tips as I write for Let’s Hear it for the Boys and am ready to discover the unique trends worn by the boys on my campus. I am so excited to be a part of CollegeFashionista!