STYLE GURU BIO: Jordan Valdez

Style Guru Bio

Hello all my fabulous fashionable guys and dolls! I believe a “Happy New Year” is in order! It is officially January 2014 and this year of the horse is in full swing. We all know that the new year means a new semester, but it also means new fashion of course. Well I am back for my third semester as a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista and I know I’m ready to get this fashion show on the road!

This spring semester marks some very exciting beginnings for me. I will be beginning my final semester of college (OMG!) and I will be writing for CollegeFashionista in the spring for the first time! While last summer was invigorating and fall was so luscious, I am excited for the fun, fresh fashion that blooms in the spring. Of course the snow will continue to fall for a little while longer — well, not here in Tampa — so jackets and gloves can stay for now. However, we can’t help but begin to slowly mix in bright spring colors and prints with our fall favorites that we aren’t ready to push to the back of the closet just yet.

Speaking of the Sunshine State, we have finally been able to get a little relief from the heat down here and you better believe that I whipped out all of my winter boots and coats faster than you can say “fashion!” Some of my favorite pieces have been leather pants, ankle boots and winter capes. Oh, and scarves and sweaters galore! As much as I want to hold on to all this winter wear, the shades and shapes of all the fashion that Spring Fashion Week had to offer are growing incredibly enticing. Crisp white gowns a la Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen’s pretty pastels and kate spade’s funky fruit patterns — feels like sunny mornings and fresh daisies to me!

So get ready Fashionistas/os! Let’s put our brains back into school (aka keep the latest issue of Vogue hidden behind our textbooks) and enjoy all that our campuses have to offer this spring! I know I’ll be attending all the Greek Life events, job fairs and spring formals that I can, seeing as I only have a few months left until I’m thrown head first into the real world! Oh, but trust me I’ll be doing it all in style and I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on all the University of Tampa fashion that I find this semester. Check out my STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK posts every Monday to stay updated on the hottest spring trends! Keep your grades, heads and heels high my loves!


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